Articles in Journeys

Munich Shooting: What We Know as of Saturday Morning

Pubilc transportation was shut down in the middle of the Friday evening commute home.

MUNICH — Nine people were killed Friday night by a lone gunman and at least 27 were injured at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum or shopping center near the site of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
German authorities said that the gunman, who was dressed in black, was an 18-year-old German-Iranian with dual citizenship who had reportedly lived in Munich for two years. He was not identified but officials said he had …

Restaurant Review: In-N-Out Burger – Is This America’s Best Hamburger?


Founded in the Los Angeles area in 1948, the hamburger chain In-N-Out Burger is not your ordinary burger joint. Indeed, most fast food restaurants can only aspire to its cult-like status and few boast of a list of fans that includes renowned chefs such as Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain, Thomas Keller, and Gordon Ramsay.
The restaurant has achieved its success by keeping the menu simple, paying its employees well, providing friendly …

Lobby Bar – July 15: Pokémon Prey, In-Flight Swimming, and Driving Two Cars at Once


Lobby Bar – A Notably Nonchalant Summary of FBT News and Views
Prey becomes predator. If you’ve taken a liking to the new Pokémon Go craze, be warned: you may be a target for theft. If you’d like to take part in the thefts, download Pokémine to see a map of all Go users, with the catchy tagline
Refresh, revive. Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren was upgraded to business class on Singapore Airlines’ service to …

FBI Ends 45-Year Hunt for Hijacker D.B. Cooper

The Pacific Northwest

Some 45 years after a man calling himself Dan Cooper purchased a one-way ticket, using cash, from Portland, Oregon to Seattle on Northwest Orient Airline and then hijacked the plane, the Federal Bureau of Investigation closed its books on one of the most famous unsolved cases in aviation history.
“We have arrived at our conclusion today that it was just time to close the case because there isn’t anything new out …

Lobby Bar – July 8: Hilton’s Foray into Camping, Clairvoyant Constellations, and Thou Shalt Not Drive (Diesel)


Lobby Bar – A Compellingly Concise Summary of FBT News and Views
Meant to be. Jonathan Spira explains why Britain’s exit from the European Union was written in the stars. It’s quite simple, it was literally written in the stars – just grab a telescope and direct your gaze directly beneath Orion’s Belt, where you can read all about it.
Boats in bins. Let us take you around the beautiful city of Oslo, …

What’s Doing in Oslo

Norway, as seen from the air.

Oslo, one of the smallest yet most expensive capitals in Europe with a population of 650,000, welcomes visitors with 900 years of history and with a number of new museums and structures.
Located at the end of a beautiful fjord, Oslo is the largest city in Norway and has served as the nation’s capital since the dissolution of the union with Denmark in 1814. While the city has history going back …

Why History Made Britain’s Exit from the EU an Inevitable Outcome

Did Strauss fiddle while Europe burned?

Brexit is unquestionably the stuff that headlines are made of, although most focus on politicians, the economy, and travel. Yes, there is the occasional word on how a younger generation of Europeans has had the wind taken out of their collective sails but both the personal and historical angles are missing.
Let’s fill in these missing pieces of the puzzle.
I am American, I am Austrian, I am European, and I am Jewish. …