Articles in Journeys

Earth Hour 2018 Is This Saturday: Here’s How to Participate When the Lights Go Out

If you notice buildings going dark a little over an hour after sunset, there is no cause for alarm. Indeed, it’s all planned and part of a worldwide effort to raise environmental awareness.
The 11th annual Earth Hour will take place on March 24 at 8:30 p.m. (20:30h) local time across the globe. Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature, or WWF, Earth Hour is observed by individuals, …

Summer Time for 2018 Set to Begin Sunday in European Union

Summer Time will begin this Sunday in the European Union at 1 a.m. GMT. At this time, which is 2 a.m. in Central Europe, clocks should be set ahead by one hour.
The change will put both sides of the Atlantic back in sync after a two-week period that followed the switch to Daylight Saving Time, on March 11, in most of the United States and Canada.
Summer Time, called British Summer …

Study Finds Microplastic Contamination in Most Bottled Water

The plastic water bottles consumed on the go, in aircraft, in hotel rooms, and at fitness centers may have an ingredient the buyer didn’t bargain for, according to a recently released study.
A study conducted by researchers at the State University of New York at Fredonia, in partnership with Orb Media, a non-profit journalism organization, found that almost all bottles tested had microplastic contamination.
The researchers tested 259 water bottles from 11 …

From ‘Angels in America’ to ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘My Fair Lady,’ Major Shows to Open on Broadway in March and April

A number of important Broadway shows including several major revivals will open on the Great White Way over the coming few weeks.
Here’s a look at what to expect, in order of appearance:
“Escape to Margaritaville,” already in previews, will open March 15 at the Marquis Theatre. Featuring music and lyrics by Jimmy Buffett, it’s the story of Tully, a singer/bartender/lady’s man who thinks he has it all figured out.
Disney fans take …

Daylight Saving Time for 2018 to Start This Sunday

Even as winter storm after winter storm batters parts of the country, people are still ready for spring to arrive. One sign of spring is the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, which starts this Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m. local time in most parts of the United States and Canada.
Clocks should be set ahead by one hour.
In the European Union, Summer Time (called British Summer Time, or BST, …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2018

March, the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, was one of the original 31-day months of the first 10-month Roman calendar, along with May, Quintilis (July), and October. The name “March” comes from the Roman god of war, Mars.
On March 10, 1910, William Boeing bought Heath’s Shipyard in Seattle, Washington. The shipyard, located on the Duwamish River, would later become Boeing’s first airplane factory.
Le …

To the Dismay of Some, Spring Comes Early in the U.S.

As Frank Sinatra put it, “It Might as Well Be Spring.”
Indeed, spring has, in many parts of the United States, arrived early and all is not well. Last week, the temperature in the nation’s capital reached 80° or 27° C, a full four weeks ahead of schedule. The city’s cherry trees didn’t bother to consult the calendar and are already starting to bud, while flowers follow in close pursuit.
It isn’t …