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Lobby Bar – October 31: The Seven Not-So-Bad Sins, America the Gr8, and Light Speed Ahead

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The Lobby Bar –A Spooky, Sin-Laden Summary of FBT News and Views
Incompetence.  Paul Riegler overcomes all obstacles, including amateur flyers, at JFK on his way to a Delta flight to Salt Lake City.  Despite security being for the most part painless, Riegler’s experience has prompted him to write what is sure to be a best-seller: Flying for Dummies.
Pestilence.  Let Karin Sun lead you around Krakow, Poland, where she plans to …

Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time for 2014 Ends Sunday

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On Sunday November 2, the U.S. and parts of Canada will switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. Clocks will need to be set back one hour and North Americans will find themselves gaining an extra hour of sleep.
Daylight Saving Time is a system that manages the changing amounts of daylight that occur throughout the year. The goal is to maximize daylight hours during the workday.
Ben …

What’s Doing in Krakow, Poland

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Krakow, located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains in southern Poland and straddling the Vistula River, is the second largest city in the country with 1.4 million residents. Like Warsaw, the city is best known for its beautiful medieval architecture, Old Town neighborhood, and rich modern history.
WHAT TO DO
Start your visit in Krakow’s Old Town neighborhood, or Stare Miasto, home to a number of historic buildings and landmarks. Centrally …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 25, 2014

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As another weekend arrives, it’s a great time to bring your attention to important Frequent Business Traveler news and feature stories from this past week. Here are five that should capture your interest.
1.) Jeremy Del Nero takes the Moto 360 watch out for a test drive. He finds that, while it does quite a bit, it’s still a first-generation device.
2.) Robert Waldner (hi!) gives us the scoop on Winter Time …

Lobby Bar – October 24: Talking with Strangers, Unhappy Campers, and Forsaken Bodies of Water

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The Lobby Bar – A Slightly Better-Than-Average Summary of FBT News and Views
Guys? It’s me, Bond. Jeremy Del Nero (that’s me!) dons a Moto 360 smartwatch in an attempt to become James Bond. While I can now shoot lasers out of my left wrist, I seem to be missing out on the hordes of women who should be throwing themselves at me.
Swapperoo. Paul Riegler goes on a Safari with Apple’s …

Europe to Set Clocks Back for Winter Time Sunday

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The last Sunday in October marks the start of Winter Time in Europe. Next Sunday, residents will turn their clocks back one hour, which is similar to the procedure in moving from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time in the United States. Summer Time is observed in every European country except for Iceland and Belarus.
For the first time since it switched to Daylight Saving Time in March, 2011, Russia will …

What’s Doing in Lake Placid, New York

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Located in the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York State, Lake Placid is best known as the host of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games and the site of the “Miracle on Ice,” the medal-round of men’s hockey in which the U.S. team defeated the Soviet Union for the gold medal Currently, the village has a population of 2,521 and offers visitors a taste of nature and Olympic …