Articles in Journeys

Brexit Overload? 4 Key Questions after Britain’s Vote to Exit the EU

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The world didn’t end last Thursday, as Britons voted in favor of the Brexit, or exiting the European Union, but it might as well have for many.
More than 17.4 million Britons voted to “Leave,” compared with 16.1 million who voted to “Remain.”
The decision to leave not only plunged world financial markets into turmoil and resulted in the resignation of Britain’s prime minister, but it raised untold questions about the future …

2016 Mid-Year Travel News Quiz: Are You Smarter Than a Diamond 5th Grader?

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Summer has just begun and it’s time to take our 10-question Mid-Year Travel News Quiz. From flights to Cuba and renamed countries to robotic hotel concierges, challenge yourself and find out how much you really know about what transpired in the past year.
Once again, we warn you that your inner travel geek may come out of the closet.
Simply scroll down, have fun, and feel free to share the quiz with …

Lobby Bar – June 24: Mandatory Tattoos, Presidential Deniers, and the Transatlantic Subway Line

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Lobby Bar – An Amazingly Amiable Summary of FBT News and Views
Breggsit on. It’s official, Brexit is go. Now that the United Kingdom has chosen to cut ties with the European Union, the country is reaping the benefits of its decision: worldwide heads shaking in unison, a devalued currency, and, of course, a trending hashtag on Twitter.
Cool for the summer. Summer has officially arrived with the usual telltale signs: odiferous …

Summer Is Here

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Summer arrived in the Northern Hemisphere as the sun reached its northernmost point in the sky. The news came as no shock to those living out west in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah where a late spring deadly heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures, putting numerous outdoor activities, such as going to the beach, hiking, and golf, on hold while air-conditioned refuges were being sought.
The pre-summer heat broke records in several …

T-Mobile Tuesdays Pizza Roulette: Do You Feel Lucky?

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When T-Mobile unveiled its new T-Mobile Tuesdays customer rewards program, it sounded too good to be true: the mobile operator would give its customers free Dominos pizzas, movies, Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi, and Wendy’s Frostys. And, in part, it was.
Last week, the self-proclaimed “Uncarrier” failed to deliver what it had promised when its servers were overloaded by the demand. While some reported getting their free pizzas, posting photographic evidence on Twitter, …

‘Hamilton’ and ‘The Humans’ Big Winners at 2016 Tony Awards

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The 70th Tony Awards took place Sunday night at the Beacon Theater in New York City in the shadow of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The awards program was dedicated to the victims of the massacre, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
James Corden opened the ceremony with the following statement: “You are not on your own right now. Your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place …

Review: ‘Indian Summer’ at Playwrights Horizons

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Whether it’s the Sharks versus the Jets, the Montagues versus the Capulets, or the summer folk from the city versus the townies, the perennial question is whether love will prevail over adversity. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Gregory S. Moss’ lively comedy-drama “Indian Summer,” which opened Wednesday night at Playwrights Horizons.
We first meet ill-starred 16-year-old Daniel (Owen Campbell) after he has been unceremoniously deposited by his mother at …