Articles in Journeys

Fighting Jet Lag – and Winning: 6 Tips to a Restful Night’s Sleep When Traveling

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Jet lag is a familiar feeling to most travelers. It’s a nuisance when traveling for business and an unwelcome feeling when on holiday.
Sleep science has made much progress in the past 50 years and we now know that sleep isn’t merely a passive state with your head on a pillow. As a result, we know there are things that you can do to improve the quality of sleep and limit …

July Was the Hottest Month on Record


If you found things a bit warmer than usual last month, you weren’t alone. July 2016 was in fact the hottest month since record-keeping began in 1880, some 136 years ago.
The news comes from several agencies including NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which reported that July 2016 was 0.1° C warmer than previous records, which were set in July in 2015, 2011, and 2009. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Lobby Bar – August 19: The Healthiest Hotel, Sky Balconies, and Instagram Fame Perks


Lobby Bar – A Collaborative Collage of FBT News and Views
Roger, Over. To commemorate National Aviation Day, Paul Riegler assembled some of his favorite photos of planes taking off into sunrises and sunsets. In one of the pictures, Riegler could tell that he was going to miss the sunset by approximately 15 minutes, so he knocked politely on the cockpit door and asked the pilot to speed up a bit. …

Aviation Pioneer and Innovator Susan M. Baer, 65, Dies, Broke Glass Ceiling at New York’s Airports

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Susan M. Baer, the first woman to be named aviation director for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, died Tuesday at the age of 65.
Ms. Baer also held the distinction of being the first person to serve as airport director for all three major New York area airports, first LaGuardia from 1994 to 1998, then Newark through 2007, and finally Kennedy until 2008. During her tenure at …

Lobby Bar – August 12: The City of Free Bikes, Kids Driving Cars, and How to Crash Delta’s Servers


Lobby Bar – A Fabulous Footnote of FBT News and Views
Like father, like son. Jonathan Spira takes a seat behind the wheel of the 2017 Buick LaCrosse. As Spira notes, this is NOT your father’s Buick. Instead, it’s your child’s Buick, and comes with a booster seat, strap-on blocks for reaching the pedals, and a special safety mode that allows toddlers and young children to pilot the vehicle.
Swapping gears. Paul …

What’s Doing in Portland, Oregon

1,000 bright orange bikes are now part of the  city's bike share program

While Portland, Oregon’s largest city, isn’t its capital (that title goes to Salem), it is perhaps the country’s capital of cool.
Known for a lively theater, art, and music scene as well as for outdoor activities and amenities, microbreweries, and coffee houses, the city, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood, the city’s temperate climate is welcoming to visitors thanks to its warm and dry summers and moderate, albeit rainy, winters.

Travel Quiz Results: School’s Out for Summer But …

A Norwegian Dreamliner landing in Oslo.

Summer. When the road warrior’s thoughts go to beaches, piña coladas poolside, and… pop quizzes.
Our end-of-semester quiz was more difficult than we had originally thought so, as we hand out your grades, please keep in mind that your final grade in the class will be an average of the last three quizzes plus your book report.
Here’s how you fared:
Only 4.5% of you earned an A, with every answer correct. An …