Articles in Journeys

February 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 of 2021 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 asking which which aircraft was allowed to return to service in the United States at month’s end after a ban of almost two years (the answer …

Great Moments in Travel History – February 2021

February is the month of love, as Valentine’s Day falls exactly in the middle of the month.  It is the shortest month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and has 28 days in common years – that is years with 365 days – and 29 days in leap years, such as last year, 2020.
The only month  in the calendar to have fewer than 30 days, February …

More Countries Add Travel Restrictions to Combat New Coronavirus Variants

Prospects for fewer restrictions on global travel diminished greatly as more reports of new variants of the coronavirus surfaced and President Joseph Biden of the United States banned non-U.S. citizens traveling from Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Schengen Area, and South Africa from entering the country.
The Belgian government banned non-essential travel in and out of the country through March 1 to stem the spread of the virus. The action applies …

What You Need to Know About President Biden’s Mask Mandate and Air Travel

Masks are in the news this week, to say the very least.
Not only did several European countries ban cloth masks, but President Joseph Biden promulgated a new rule requiring anyone on an airplane, train, bus, or at an airport, as well as employees and visitors on federal property, to wear a face mask.
The rules came in the form of two executive orders: One for lands and buildings controlled by the …

One Year Ago Today, the U.S. Recorded its First Case of the Coronavirus

One year ago today, we ran a story with the headline, “Officials Confirm First Case of Coronavirus in U.S.”
The story stated that health officials had confirmed that a man in Washington State was the first case of the mysterious coronavirus in the United States.
It went on to say that the disease – it didn’t have a name at that point – had begun to appear in Wuhan, China, in the …

It’s 2021: Why Are We Still Using Cash?

The term “filthy rich” may in fact not be a misnomer: Paper money is notoriously dirty, practically plastered with germs.  The influenza virus can live on a five-dollar bill for up to 17 days.  Yet the warnings issued by researchers at the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic with respect to how the virus could be transmitted on currency didn’t worry me a bit.
It’s not because I wasn’t concerned about …

Great Winter Getaways for When We Resume Travel in 2021

It would be an understatement to say it’s been a rough year.  No sooner did the winter doldrums end than we got locked down at home for endless periods of a time.
With the start of distribution of several coronavirus vaccines, it’s a good time to start to think about planning an escape once it’s safe to resume travel.
Whether you seek fun in the sun or easy access to winter sports, …