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October Travel News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Month’s Headlines

How up-to-date are you with travel and aviation news from the past month. Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline and travel history including items from Pan Am, Cunard, and TWA.
In last month’s quiz, the question about which European automaker was caught using a so-called “defeat device” to cheat on EPA emissions tests had the highest share of correct answers, with 95%, but only …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2019

October, the tenth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendar, is the sixth of seven months in a year that have 31 days. It was the eighth month in the old Roman calendar and its name comes from the Latin word for eight, “octo.”
October will forever be associated with Oktoberfest, a celebration of Bavarian culture and Bavarian beer that now begins at the end of September in …

Sunday is National Coffee Day: Here’s Where to Get Your Free Cup of Joe

Please pass the sugar.  Tomorrow, September 29, is National Coffee Day, a day that celebrates the rich, delicious hot (and sometimes iced) beverage that so many of us love to start the day with.
To celebrate, many coffee houses and businesses are offering customers free or discounted cups of coffee.
Here’s where to get yours.
Krispy Kreme. The nation’s oldest doughnut and coffee company – it was founded in 1937 – is offering customers …

New York City’s New Tourist Destination: Apple’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Store

Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue Store, with its iconic glass cube entrance, reopened to customers and visitors alike with the launch of the Apple iPhone 11 and 11 Pro following a two-year renovation and expansion.  Today it is the largest Apple store in the world.
The entrance may still feature 15 panes of glass and a hanging illuminated Apple logo but the similarities to the old incarnation of the store end there.
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Oktoberfest 2019 Opens in Munich with Parades and Ceremony

MUNICH—The first keg was tapped with the words “O’zapft is” (“it’s tapped”) accompanied by a 12-gun salute as Bürgermeister Dieter Reiter opened the 186th Oktoberfest on Saturday.  As tradition demands, the Bürgermeister handed the first Maß – literally a measure but also a liter – of beer to Bavarian Ministerpräsident Markus Söder.
The opening was preceded by a Festzug, a parade, starting in the city center, which was led by the …

The Kaffeehaus: Vienna’s Coffee House Culture

If you thought the Italians were serious about their coffee, you’ve never been to a Viennese coffee house, or Wiener Kaffeehaus – spoken in proper Austrian as Weana Kafeehaus – known the world over as an institution
The Kaffeehaus is one of the most democratic public places ever invented.  Similar to the Melange, the most popular kind of coffee in Vienna, the Kaffeehaus offers a mélange of people of all social …

6 Plays and Musicals to See on Broadway Right Now

Our guide to Broadway shows including a major revival and six new shows that are at theaters on the Great White Way.
Here are theater co-critics’ recommendations for six musicals and plays on the Great White Way, in alphabetical order, with excerpts from their reviews.

Winter Garden Theater
There’s a second phantom on Broadway now.  The new musical, based on the 1988 Tim Burton film, haunts and delights theatergoers at the Winter Garden …