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Great Moments in Travel History – September 2014

The Boeing 747 is the world's most recognizable aircraft

Chicago’s Palmer House hotel opened its doors on September 26, 1871, a mere 13 days before the Great Chicago Fire.  The structure did not survive the blaze and had to be rebuilt.  It reopened its doors in 1875.
John Jacob Astor IV’s St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors on September 4, 1904.  At the time, Astor also owned half of the Waldorf-Astoria.  It’s known for its iconic …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 30, 2014


It’s a holiday weekend.  Time to catch up on some feature stories you may have missed during the week. Here are some selections for you to take a closer look at.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Mark Hopkins hotel in San Francisco, California, where he explores the property’s new Nob Hill Club lounge and restaurant.
2.) Karin Sun reports on the sights to see, places to stay, and food to taste in the …

Lobby Bar – August 29: A Dawn with Don, Infamous Legumes, Transcon Crawling, and Toy Story


The Lobby Bar – A Decadently Delicious Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views 
Mad man.  Jonathan Spira stays at the Mark Hopkins hotel in San Francisco, where the views are splendid and the scents are lemony.  At the crack of dawn in the Room of the Dons, Spira ran into an old business partner, Don Draper, who happened to be pitching a new commercial to the local Don …

What’s Doing in Chicago


Known to the world as the “Windy City,” a reference of uncertain origin that may have originated with either its weather and or its long-winded politicians, Chicago, with 2.7 million residents, is the third most populated city in the United States.
Chicago first came into existence as the site of Fort Dearborn, a fort built in 1803 that played a major role in a conflict between U.S. troops and the Potawatomi …

5 Labor Day Weekend Travel Tips


A record number of Americans will travel this coming Labor Day weekend, fueled by cheaper gasoline prices and an earlier start to the holiday.
According to the AAA, 15% more people, or 35 million, will be on the road in a few days and many will drive. The U.S. airlines’ trade group Airlines for America said that 14 million people will fly during the holiday weekend, a 2% increase compared to …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 23, 2014


As another week comes to an end, we share with you the most important highlights from the past week.  Here are five news stories and features to peruse as you relax by the pool this weekend:
1.) Paul Riegler provides a look at some of the unusual amenities and facilities that can be found in airports across the world.  He takes us through golf courses, beer gardens, swimming pools, museums, and …

Lobby Bar – August 22: Mile Low Club, Bat Man Mingles, and Driving Across the Atlantic


The Lobby Bar – A Deliciously Facetious Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Poor parenting. Jesse Sokolow takes us on a tour of the Twin Cities from his childhood. While any good parent doesn’t play favorites, Jesse clearly prefers one of the twins over the other. It’s okay, Paul, just don’t tell Minnie.
Stranded no more. Find out how Volkswagen’s 2015 e-Golf fares on the road. Not to worry: if you …