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Great Moments in Travel History – October 2017

William E. Boeing, founder of the Boeing Airplane Company, was born on October 1, 1888, in Detroit, Michigan.
On or around October 3, 1900, Wilbur Wright made the Wright Brothers’ first glider flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Ritz Madrid hotel in Madrid, Spain, opened its doors on October 2, 1910 in a ceremony presided by King Alfonso XIII. The property was built at the request of the king, who wanted …

How to Help Puerto Rico and Other Islands After Multiple Hurricanes and Storms

Puerto Rico, which still lacks fuel and electricity, over a week after Hurricane Maria devastated the region, is in crisis. The mayor of San Juan has publicly begged people to “save us from dying.”
Everywhere one can see is the devastation left by the two storms. There’s no water, no power, no telephone service, no Internet. Roads that haven’t been washed away are blocked by debris from the storm.
Multiple charities are …

Lobby Bar – September 29: Free Ducks, Text a Flight Attendant, and How to Survive a Hurricane

Lobby Bar – You Can Dance if You Want To 
Cheap labor. Jonathan Spira heads to 59E59 Theaters to catch “Small World: A Fantasia.” While he was a little disappointed in the play, Mr. Spira made the trip worthwhile and did not go home empty handed; he persuaded a trio of dancing brooms to come home and augment his Roomba.
Efficient packing. ’Tis the season and we have five helpful tips so …

Today is National Coffee Day: Here’s Where You Get Free Coffee

Although for much of the world every day celebrates the hot beverage known as coffee, September 29 is National Coffee Day and many coffee-related businesses are offering their customers free or discounted cups of coffee.
Here is where you can get a complimentary morning (or afternoon) joe, in some cases throughout the weekend. In some stores, a purchase is required.
Krispy Kreme. The nation’s oldest doughnut and coffee company – it was …

5 Tips for Surviving a Major Storm or Hurricane When Traveling

It isn’t only just a headline. Monster storms, such as hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons, are affecting more people in more places in a shorter period of time than has been the case in the past. They wreak havoc in their path with punishing winds and torrential rains and finish with dangerous storm surges.
The 2017 hurricane season has already resulted in countless delays, the cancellation of thousands of flights, and there …

Review: ‘Small World: A Fantasia’ at 59E59 Theaters

When I saw a notice that ‘Small World,’ a story about Walt Disney, was coming to 59E59 Theaters, describing it as a show that would “go behind the scenes of Disney’s classic ‘Fantasia,’” I started to count the days until I’d see it. “Fantasia” was the first full-length film I ever saw in a movie theater and it remains one of my all-time favorites, with a particular fondness for the …

Lobby Bar – September 22: Charizard the Tourguide, Being Tickled by a Butler, and BMW Invests in Dongles

Lobby Bar – An Optical Illusion of Words
Forced laughs. Take a seat next to us in the theater for a third viewing of “The Play That Goes Wrong.” Before you go swallowing any cayennidday, keep in mind that the actors are professionally trained thespians to give you a very poor performance. Don’t worry, if you aren’t smiling by the end of the show, Perkins the butler will personally go and …