Articles in Journeys

Daylight Saving Time for 2018 to End This Sunday

One week after the European Union set its clocks back by one hour to Winter Time for perhaps what was the last time, the United States will return to standard time on Sunday, November 4, at 2 a.m. local time.
In September, European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc announced that the European Union will stop the twice-yearly changing of clocks across the continent in October 2019. EU member states have …

Lobby Bar – November 2: Spaghetti in the Tube, Blue Christmases, and ‘I’ll Take Famous 17th Century Native Americans for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: Brought to You By the English Alphabet
His bite is actually worse.  Checking in to the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Jonathan Spira met the seemingly friendly four-legged concierge, who was wagging his tail in greeting the new guest. Unfortunately, Jonathan thought the concierge was offering him a welcome bone but that turned out not to be the case.
Over the river and through the woods.  Jesse Sokolow looks at important events …

Review: ‘Let It Be’ at the Deutsches Theater

As the lights dimmed in the recently renovated Deutsches Theater and the four principal actors in the West End musical “Let It Be” took their places, one thought crossed my mind: Why do they all look like Paul?
Indeed, for most of the first half of the Beatles tribute, three of the actors looked like they were all trying out for the role of Mr. McCartney.  Perhaps it was the instrument, …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2018

November, the penultimate month of the calendar, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of Spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the Roman calendar, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
Robert Esnault-Pelterie, a French aviation pioneer, was born on November 8, 1881. He developed the idea of ailerons, which allow “banking” of …

The 13 Best Christmas Markets in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the U.K.

MUNICH—Did you know that there are 55 days left until Christmas, 23 days until Black Friday, and 31 days until the first Christmas markets open their stalls to customers?
Indeed, the holidays are coming and my favorite part of that is the wonderful Christmas markets or, as we say in Munich, the Christkindlmärkte.
In fact, you really haven’t truly experienced Christmas unless you’ve been to a Christmas market in Europe. They can …

Lobby Bar – Airplane Karaoke, Time Confusion, and ‘I’ll Take President Trump’s Peccadilloes for $200, Alex’

Lobby Bar: All FakeNews, All the Time
Would you like some milk with that store? KLM, which announced a new Delft Blue house that is a depiction of the first store opened by Dutch coffee company Douwe Egberts, got confused and gave one World Business Class passenger the actual coffee shop.
Boy the way Glenn Miller played…The Airline Deregulation Act turned 40 on Wednesday and to celebrate, airlines offered retro flights for one …

Europe to Set Clocks Back for Winter Time This Weekend, Possibly for the Last Time

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.
This may be the last time Europeans set their clocks back one hour. In …