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Take Our 2018 Late Summer Travel News Quiz and Win Pan Am and Cunard Memorabilia

The final days of summer are upon us, and with it, our Late Summer Travel News Quiz.
Catch a few rays while finding out if you have paid sufficient attention here by taking this quiz. By doing so, you could win a piece of travel history including items from Pan Am and the Queen Elizabeth 2.
Simply scroll down, have fun, and share the quiz with your friends to see who gets …

Lobby Bar – September 21: Captain von Trapp, Tonight Show Competitors, and ‘I’ll Take Steve Jobs for $200, Alex!”

Lobby Bar: A Blessing for the New Year
Stupid pet tricks. Anna Breuer gets a hold of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 12, and watch operating system, watchOS 5, and appears on Letterman, thanks to Jesse’s time machine, for a special segment.  While her updated iPhone managed to ride a miniature horse blindfolded, it was unable to dance the merengue.
German language confusion. Paul Riegler gets pulled over driving the new 2018 …

Restaurant Review: La Pulperia, New York City

Yorkville, a neighborhood in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is something I associated largely with German and Austrian restaurants and shops and, to a lesser extent, Hungarian ones. Austrian and German cafes and establishments shut their doors as the neighborhood changed, replaced by high-rise residential complexes.
I was therefore not surprised to find a wonderful South American restaurant, La Pulperia, on Second Avenue there.
You won’t find something called Pulperia on the menu, …

Lobby Bar – September 14: Carpool Karaoke with the Beatles, Power Pokémon, and ‘I’ll Take Thurston Howell III for $500, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: Making Travel News Great Again
Gilligan! Jonathan Spira and a guest took a three-hour tour of City Island and ended up chartering a boat from Jack’s Bait & Tackle, skippered by a familiar looking character with a black skipper’s cap who went by the name of Jonas Grumby. They haven’t been heard from since.
No soup for you! Tired of serving as a punching bag for irate customers, customer service reps …

Expect Travel Disruptions Through Early Next Week from Florence: Here Are Some Tips to Minimize the Impact

While the Mid-Atlantic region braces for what is being described as a “life-threatening” hurricane called Florence, many travelers are wondering, “Should I even take that flight?”
The storm, slated to make landfall in the Carolinas as a dangerous Category 3 storm Friday morning, is predicted to produce catastrophic flooding and heavy rain over a larger swath of the region and farther inland than had been originally predicted.
Expect significant travel disruptions, not …

What’s Doing on City Island in New York

City Island, more of a New England fishing village than a neighborhood within the borders of New York City, is a quaint and really small island [it’s only 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) long by .5-mile (.8-kilometer) wide] located at the extreme western end of the Long Island Sound.
The island was originally inhabited by Siwanoy Indians and first settled by Europeans in 1654. In 1761, it was purchased by Benjamin Palmer of New …

Editorial: Invoking John McCain on 9/11

It’s 9/11 again, this year the 17th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Relatives of those who died in the attacks will gather in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the loss. Some relatives will wear or carry photographs of their loved ones. In Shanksville, visitors will walk through the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Names will be read. Flowers will be left. Mourners will embrace.
In 2015, …