Articles in Journeys

What You Read Most in the First Half of 2017

With the year 2017 half over, it’s time to look back on some of the most popular news and features from the past six months. From tips to getting a first class upgrade, to new and less confusing Japanese toilets, here are the most read stories from the first demi-year.
1.) Review: The World’s Longest Domestic Flight – Delta First Class New York-Honolulu. Pear salad, Hawaiian leis, and Mai …

Lobby Bar – July 7: Cars Are Pokémon Too, How to Time Travel, and the Clones Are Back

The Lobby Bar – Fittingly Fulfilling When Taken With a Full Glass of Milk
Join us. Many significant moments in travel history have occurred in Julys past, and here to help you revisit them is Jesse, the magazine’s dedicated time-traveling reporter. Rumor has it that if you read Lobby Bar every week for five years, you too could gain time traveling powers. Then, and only then, can you apply for a …

Restaurant Review: Jägerhaus Gastropub and Biergarten, Whitestone, New York

Despite the fact that German-Americans are the country’s largest single ethnic group by country of origin, until recently, a good Biergarten, or beer garden, was hard to find in the New York area. Today, there are dozens.
The sleepy, waterfront neighborhood of Whitestone, more like Starnberg than downtown Munich, is home to the Jägerhaus Gastropub and Biergarten, a reasonably authentic place to spend a hot afternoon with ein Maß Bier.
Walking into …

Review: ‘1984’ by George Orwell at Hudson Theatre

What is truth? If you have pondered this question recently, in an age of alternative facts, you need look no further back than to 1948 when George Orwell wrote his dystopian novel, “1984.”
More prescient than one might have realized at the dawn of the Cold War, the novel introduced vocabulary and concepts such as Big Brother, doublethink thoughtcrime, telescreen, and of course alternative facts, the latter having gained a newfound …

Happy Fourth! Celebrate Independence Day with Our Photo Essay of Patriotic Sunsets

As is our custom, we at FBT celebrate Independence Day in the United States, the Fourth of July, with captivating and patriotic sunsets.
While we’ll be watching the Boston Pops perform, accompanied by some star-spangled fireworks, there’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to gaze upon. As the sky changes to a vivid red from white and blue, Conductor Keith Lockhart will pick up his baton and be joined by the traditional …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2017

Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the founder of the Zeppelin airship company, builder of the Hindenburg dirigible made infamous by the disaster in 1937 at the Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, in New Jersey, was born on July 8, 1838.
On July 10, 1887, the Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island, Michigan. The property, now a National Historic Landmark, boasts of having the world’s largest porch. Over the years, the hotel has hosted …

Lobby Bar – June 30: Pancake Trees, Rock Cars, and Literally Free Money

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Where do you get your kids? Time to celebrate: the iPhone is officially ten years old. Like most 10-year-olds, the iPhone throws plenty of tantrums, needs to recharge every few hours, and stays up late texting.
Please remain seated. Join Jonathan Spira at the Daryl Roth Theater for “In & of Itself,” a meta-realistic production that aims to make …