Articles in Journeys

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2022

May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in most cases referred to as Labour Day or International Workers’ Day, and intended to commemorate …

‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ ‘Harmony’ Lead 2022 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

The 2022 Outer Critics Circle award nominations were announced Tuesday, although, due to continued pandemic disruptions, there was no formal ceremony at the storied Oak Room in New York City’s Algonquin Hotel this year to mark the pronouncements.
Leading the nominations was “The Lehman Trilogy,” a three-act play by Stefano Massini that follows the lives of three immigrant brothers who founded what becomes a successful investment, their descendants, and the firm’s …

Understanding the Calendrical and Religious Connection Between Passover and Easter

It’s no mere coincidence that this year, for the third time since 2018,  the first night of Passover overlaps with Good Friday or that the second day of Passover is also Easter.
Both arrive together every spring, just like blossoming tulips, and have many commonalities and share profound connections.
Sometimes, however, when the holidays occur on the Gregorian calendar vary widely.  Why this is has largely to do with the moon and …

Tomorrow is Good Friday and the First Night of Passover: Here is What’s Open and What’s Closed

Tomorrow is Good Friday and the First Night of Passover: Here is What’s Open and What’s Closed

Tomorrow is Good Friday and, at sundown, the first day of Passover. The former marks Jesus’ crucifixion, the latter the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt.
Neither is as widely observed as a federal or state holiday: relatively few offices close and most people simply go to work.
The two holidays do coincide with the start of spring recess at many public and private schools throughout the United States, so students get a break.
Here’s …

What to Do If You’ve Lost or Misplaced Your Coronavirus Vaccine Card?

It’s now over a year since many people received their first coronavirus vaccine jabs and were handed those inconvenient, pesky 4.25”-by-3.5” white- or cream-colored CDC-issued cards that don’t fit into one’s wallet.  Some people put their cards in a safe place, and are now having trouble remembering where that safe place is when they go off to get a booster or start to travel again.
I placed mine in my passport …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2022

April, the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar,is commonly associated with spring and rain, as in the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” The month is also associated with two major religious holidays that result in one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, namely Passover and Easter, although either may occasionally show up in March.
April, or Aprilis in Latin, is the first month of the …

World’s Largest Association of Corporate Travel Managers to Members: Travel in Pajamas to Bring Work-at-Home Culture to Business Travel

ASSHOLMEN, SWEDEN, April 1 — On the opening day of its annual meeting, the American Service Society of Corporate Ambulatory Managers, or ASSCAM, announced the findings of a research report that found that a blending of the work-at-home culture associated with the pandemic with pre-pandemic style travel could be achieved by having travelers wear their pajamas in airports, train stations, airplanes, and trains when going to and from business meetings …