Articles in Journeys

Europe to Set Clocks Back for Winter Time This Weekend

Most European nations will adjust their clocks back one hour early Sunday as the cutover from Summer Time to Winter Time, a move akin to the switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time in the United States, takes place.
The change from Summer Time to Winter Time is observed in every European nation except Iceland and Belarus.
The idea for modern Winter Time and Summer Time can be traced back to …

It’s Not Just the Booze Speaking: Alcohol Does Improve Foreign Language Skills

Having grown up speaking two languages simultaneously, namely German and English, and having acquired a smattering of French and Hungarian along the way, I noticed from time to time that my conversational French seemed to flow much more readily after a glass or two of wine.
In the same vein, I noticed that a few friends who spoke somewhat halting but credible German during the day seemed to move into near-native …

Theater Review: ‘The Honeymooners’ at Paper Mill Playhouse

The Great White Way is littered with the detritus of failed attempts to use the small screen as an inspiration for live theater. Some shows borrow characters, atmosphere, and tone, rather than plot, some completely eschew episodic reference, some adopt a satiric tone, while others build on an episodic reference and stake out new territory.
The latter is what the developers of “The Honeymooners,” which recently opened at the Paper Mill …

Lobby Bar – October 20: Swapping Presidents, Inviting an Apple Genius Over, and How to Score Free Tickets to Harry Potter

Lobby Bar – A Weekly Departure From Logic and Reason
Good ol’ days.  In a few weeks, Jonathan Spira will be flying from San Francisco to Honolulu on United using the iconic Boeing 747 aircraft on its final flight. The flight will be operated as a throwback to the plane’s original days: the flight attendants will be in retro 70s uniforms, the in-flight entertainment will be tuned to the appropriate channels, …

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ at Palace Theatre is Fantastically Magical

The biggest hit in the West End deserves all the accolades it’s receiving. For those unfamiliar with it, it’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which follows J.K. Rowling’s magical seven-volume Harry Potter series, picking up 19 years later as he enters middle age as a parent in London and civil servant employed at the Ministry of Magic. The two-part, five-hour sequel will soon be casting a spell on both …

Lobby Bar – October 13: Plane-Sharing, Moving Christmas, and 5-Star Living Rooms

Lobby Bar – Almost Certainly Full of Alternative Factoids
This time it’s personal. We stay at hundreds of hotels around the world each year, and for your convenience we compiled the ten most impressive must-visit properties into the 2017 Frequent Business Traveler Centurion List. This year’s list introduces Jesse’s Estate, a one-room gem located off of Jesse’s kitchen in his Los Angeles apartment, replete with running water, a charmingly creaky fold-out …

Delayed Fall Foliage Season Arrives with Promise of Color

Many parts of the Northeast United States including New York and New England will experience peak foliage conditions in the coming week as the extended summer season begins to come to a close. This means it’s time for a fall foliage drive or weekend getaway to see the colors.
Trees throughout the region continued to take advantage of some unseasonably warm temperatures to keep the chlorophyll in their leaves green the …