Articles in Journeys

Here Comes Flu Season: 4 Tips for Staying Healthy

Flu season is making its annual return in the northern hemisphere after a particularly bad season last year. It’s always worse for frequent travelers who are exposed to germs in small aluminum tubes hurtling through space as well as in restaurants and conference halls.
More than 80,000 people in the United States died of the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season, the highest number in well over a decade, according to …

Review: ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost at Shake & Bake Theater

Many of Shakespeare’s works – “Julius Caesar” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” come to mind – are reinterpreted multiple times as the centuries march on. But when it comes to such reinterpretations, Shake & Bake’s new production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” takes the cake. Literally.
In the story that follows, King Ferdinand of Navarre (Darren Ritchie) and his two companions, Longaville (a mischievous Oge Agulué) and Berowne (Matthew Goodrich), attempt to …

Armistice Day After 100 Years: How a Trade War Over Pigs Led to ‘A War to End All Wars’

The Great War – also known as the First World War – ended at 5 a.m. on November 11, 1918 when an armistice with Germany was signed at Compiègne, a small city in northern France.
At 11 a.m. on November 11 – “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” – a ceasefire came into effect, ending “a war to end all wars.”
Prior to that, the collapse of …

Thoughts and Reflections on the Occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Kristallnacht

Today is the 80th anniversary of the Novemberpogrome, or Kristallnacht. I was a 14 year-old boy then and my parents and I never thought of emigrating until the Kristallnacht, even though Jews were gradually being deprived of their rights before then. At that point, it became clear that my parents and I could no longer remain in our homeland.
March 13, 1938 was of course the Anschluß. The Austrian Chancellor, Kurt …

Sunday is Veterans Day: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

Veterans Day in the United States, a holiday that honors military veterans, falls on Sunday this year.  The holiday coincide with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries, both marking the anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918, as an armistice ending all hostilities went into effect at the11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  Armistice Day was observed in …

Helpful Words and Phrases for Travelers in French, German, Italian, and Spanish

While it isn’t always possible for travelers to become fluent in the language(s) of the country or countries they are visiting, it is essential to learn a few simple words.
We recommend travelers learn – at a minimum – how to say “please,” “thank you,” “excuse me,” as well as greetings for good morning and good day before visiting a country.
Although travelers will encounter many English-speaking people while traveling, especially at …

Carlene Roberts Lawrence, First Woman to Join Ranks of Airline Industry Executives, Dies at 105

Carlene Roberts Lawrence, who became the first woman to hold an executive-level position in the airline industry after having worked her way up from a $150-a-month secretarial position, died on Monday at the age of 105.
Ms. Lawrence, then Carlene Roberts, began her career in the airline industry when she joined American Airlines in Chicago as a secretary. When American Airlines shifted its headquarters from Chicago to New York in …