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What’s Doing in Lake Placid, New York

Mirror Lake

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 …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 18, 2014


The weekend’s here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that you should read.
1.) Jeremey Del Nero covers a new FBT poll that surveyed frequent flyers about the Transportation Security Administration. Find out what the TSA is doing right, what they are doing wrong, and how the survey was conducted.
2.) Jonathan …

Lobby Bar – October 17: Fish Bones, Poetry Trees, Eaten Alive, and the Brand New Apricot aPad


The Lobby Bar – A Smile-Inducing Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views 
Forecast for Hell? It turns out that 86% percent of frequent flyers aren’t too fond of the TSA. When will things begin to improve? That’s still up for debate, but we’ve seen pigs getting fitted for wings, so there may still be hope yet.
Stop. In the name of Security. Apparently nobody is safe from the TSA’s intrusive probing …

What’s Doing in Austria’s Wachau Valley

The ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionhearted was held captive in Dürnstein

Lower Austria is the largest of Austria’s nine federal states with a population of 1.6 million. Located 60 miles (97 kilometers) west of Vienna along the banks of the Danube river, the state is known for its small towns and villages, scenic countryside, and Baroque abbeys and castles.
The region of Wachau, located in the Waldviertel quarter of Lower Austria and occupying a 19-mile (30-kilometer) stretch of the Danube between the …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 11, 2014

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in landscape mode

The second weekend in October is upon us, giving you time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should command your attention.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Find out some good and bad things about the new iPhone and if the screen really is too big.
2.) Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren boards Condor’s new business class, flying from …

Lobby Bar – October 10: A PB&J in Paris, the Twin Paradox, Superfuel, and Food From Above


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Size 18XL. Karin Sun takes us on a tour of Romantic, Shakespearean Verona, beginning in the Piazza Bra. The space is home to a number of shops and cafes, and not, as commonly believed, the world’s largest support undergarment for women. Historians later found out that such a bra does in fact exist, and belonged to the late …

You Don’t Have to Schlep It Home


In the critically-acclaimed movie “Good Bye, Lenin!,” Alex Kerner and his sister, who live in what was East Berlin, go to extraordinary lengths to obtain hard-to-find foods from the former East Germany to avoid a shock to their mother’s system.
In a similar vein, globetrotting travelers love to bring home the foods they discover, although they run into different logistical constraints such as available luggage space and Department of Agriculture bans, …