Articles in Journeys

Summer Time for 2022 Begins Sunday in a European Union Grappling as New Omicron Variant Surges

It was just two years ago that Europe changed its clocks in the grip of a great unknown, a new coronavirus that was moving rapidly across the Continent. Today, Europe continues to struggle with the virus amidst yet another wave of infections and, in some countries, a return to pandemic restrictions.
This weekend, clocks in the European Union will change on Sunday at 1 a.m. GMT. At that time, which is 2 …

Say Goodbye to Winter: The Spring Equinox is Sunday

Spring has been in the air off and on since early February in many parts of the world.  But the good news is that spring, the season of rebirth and rejuvenation, is finally at our doorstep.  Indeed, the first day of spring is Sunday, March 20 and the equinox occurs at 11:33 a.m. EDT.
While meteorological spring is already upon us, astronomical spring, based on the position of the Earth in …

Daylight Saving Time for 2022 to Start This Sunday in the U.S.

After two years of a pandemic that has sickened almost 455 million people and resulted in the deaths of over 6 million, people are very much ready for astrological spring to arrive. One sign of spring is the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, which starts this Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. local time in most parts of the United States and Canada.
Clocks should be set ahead by one hour.
In …

Western Companies Including Apple, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Flee Russia, Marking an End to Corporate Glasnost

When McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Russia, the lines to get into the fast-food joint wrapped around the block.  The restaurant was a sensation, offering fast and friendly service in a country where eateries were known more for surly service and the absence of many items on the menu.
The golden arches added a spark of color to a country that, throughout the Soviet era, was more black-and-white, despite the …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2022

March, the third month of the year, is the month when, two years ago, the World Health Organization proclaimed on March 11, 2020 that the novel coronavirus was now a pandemic. The travel industry just two years ago began to reel from the impact of the pandemic as major hotel chains shut down thousands of properties, banks closed an equal number of branches, airlines reduced schedules by up to 50%, …

Review: ‘The Daughter-in-Law’ at Mint Theater Company at New York City Center

D.H. Lawrence is not the first playwrights one would think of when it comes to plays, but the truth is that he wrote five – including “The Daughter-in-Law” – and few were staged during his lifetime.  Lawrence is far more known for controversial works such as “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and “Sons and Daughters” but every so often, one of his plays is staged on the Great White Way.
Indeed “The Daughter-in-Law,” …

Theater Review: ‘That Golden Girls Show – A Puppet Parody’ at Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadow Park

It’s been almost a third of a century since the hit television program “The Golden Girls” went off the air in 1992, but its spirit lives on in “That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody” that reopened on Sunday the mid-century Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Park after a two-year coronavirus pandemic-induced hiatus on live performances.
The play, with puppets from Puppetmaster Jonathan Rockefeller, who created “Winnie the Pooh – The …