Articles in Journeys

What’s Doing in Seattle

Seattle, also known as the Emerald City due to the evergreen forests surrounding it, is known for its booming tech industry, the birthplace of Starbucks, and seen as the embodiment of the Pacific Northwest both in culture and setting. Tourists flock to the city to take part in whale-watching tours, explore the burgeoning art scene, or visit the eclectic Pike Place Market.
The city was founded in 1852 by a group …

Daylight Saving Time Turns 99

This year marks the 99th year of Daylight Saving Time in the United States and FBT staff thought it would be interesting to look at how it was implemented at the time and what the public reaction was.
Although the concept of changing the amount of daylight during the workday dates back to a somewhat tongue-in-cheek proposal by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, it was first adopted on a broad scale during …

Lobby Bar – March 10: Desserts are Beautiful, Timepieces Get Emotional, and Why Magnets are the Future

Lobby Bar – A Notable Notebook of FBT News and Views
Handyman. Henry Feintuch checks into the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in downtown Budapest. While the hotel forgot to include mini bottles of moisturizer,  a selection of homemade treats was awaiting his arrival at his room. Mr. Feintuch discovered that Kürtőskalács have both a unique taste and are incredible moisturizing.
Do it now. It’s that time of year again when everybody loses an …

Spring Forward! 2017 Daylight Saving Time Starts This Sunday in U.S.

Even with a February that was the warmest on record, people are still ready for spring to arrive and for the days to become longer. Daylight Saving Time will start this Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. local time in most parts of the United States and Canada. Clocks should be set ahead by one hour.
In the European Union, Summer Time (called British Summer Time, or BST, in the United …

10 Tips on How to Travel Like a CIA Agent

FBT staff has provided myriad tips for travel in these pages, from how to pack to how to stay safe in regions where there have been recent terror attacks.
On Tuesday, WikiLeaks published a treasure trove of documents that purportedly pertain to the CIA’s smartphone and computer hacking programs. Included among these was a curiously named document, “EDG Familiarization TDY… Know Before You Go.” For the uninitiated (that means non-spies), EDG …

Restaurant Review: Bubba’s Bistro, Astoria, New York – Downhome Cookin’ with a French Twist

Sometimes a visit to a favorite restaurant simply doesn’t work out. That was the case recently when I went to what had become my favorite restaurant for downhome Southern cooking, Sugar Freak. My dining companion and I parked on the busy street, walked down the block, and were dismayed by the darkness of the entrance. It had closed the day before.
Still in the mood for Southern cuisine as it was …

Lobby Bar – March 3: Getting Noticed in Flight, Demons Love Airports, and the TSA Goes Rogue

Lobby Bar – A Silly Soliloquy of FBT News and Views
Loyal to the end. Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner aircraft has surpassed the 767 in total orders in a third of the time. This is thanks to Boeing’s popular Dreamliner Punch Rewards Card. Every time an airline buys a Dreamliner, it gets an airplane-shaped hole punch in the card, and after ten punches, the airline can head to Starbucks and get …