Articles in Journeys

Reader Wins Master Frequent Business Traveler Contest


One lucky Frequent Business Traveler reader was selected as the winner of our Master Frequent Business Traveler essay contest and was invited to the annual GlobeRunner Awards Ceremony in New York City.
The winner was Louis Marquez, a manager at New York-based Scoville Fasteners.
Mr. Marquez, who told us he travels multiple times a year within North America as well as to Europe and Asia, was, perhaps quite fittingly, unable to attend …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 26, 2014


As we head into another weekend, let us take a look back at some of the most engaging news and features from the past week.  Here are five stories that will keep you entertained en route to your weekend getaway:
1.) The winners of the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards were announced at a ceremony in New York City on Tuesday.  This year, attendees were treated to such Viennese specialties as Wiener Schnitzel …

What’s Doing in Warsaw


Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is the ninth most populated city in the European Union.  Like Budapest, this east European metropolis is renowned for its majestic royal palaces, churches, and parks, and exudes a regal and dignified air.
However, the city’s commanding beauty masks a tragic and turbulent past.  Sometimes referred to as “the phoenix city” as a result of the number of wars it has endured, Warsaw is notable for …

Lobby Bar – July 25: Skyward Parties, Running the Globe, Homer’s Brain, and Welcome Back Kotter for $100


The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Many will enter, few will win.  It’s official; the recipients of the GlobeRunner Awards were announced in New York City this week.  Mustbe18yearsoldtoparticipateentrydoesnotguaranteewinningsbatteriesnotincluded.
Turned up.  Jonathan Spira hops on a Virgin Atlantic jet from New York to London.  From the airline’s Clubhouse to the on-board bar Virgin seems to be cementing its reputation as a party airline.  …

Travel Industry Leaders ‘Visit’ Vienna to Receive 2014 GlobeRunner Awards

Frequent Business Traveler staff at the GlobeRunner Awards in New York City.  (L-R) David Goldes, Publisher and COO; Jonathan Spira, Editorial Director; Ken Lacy, Vice Chairman and CMO; Karin Sun, Assistant Editor; Jeremy Del Nero, Tech Editor; Jesse Sokolow, Associate Editor.

Winners and their guests were invited to take a short journey to Vienna, Austria for the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards gala luncheon on Tuesday, held at the Seäsonal Restaurant & Weinbar in New York City.
Amidst strains of Strauß waltzes performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, Frequent Business Traveler Editorial Director Jonathan Spira presented 26 awards to the world’s top travel companies.
The winners of the GlobeRunner Awards were determined by Frequent Business Traveler …

Winners of 2014 GlobeRunner Awards Announced at Event in New York City


Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, and Transaero Airlines have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler.
At the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards presentation in New York City on Tuesday, Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, announced the winners.  The awards honor the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, car rental agencies, travel websites, and more.  …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 19, 2014


As another weekend arrives, we bring to your attention once again the most important news and features of the past week.  Here are five must-read stories that will capture your interest.
1.) Jonathan Spira stayed at Claridge’s in London, where he enjoyed an elegant Art Deco room, around-the-clock butler service, and a delicious dinner of truffled Cornish lobster risotto.  He was very impressed by the hotel’s beautiful décor and attentive service.
2.) …