Sunday is National Coffee Day: Here’s Where to Get Your Free Cup of Joe

by Paul Riegler

Please pass the sugar.  Tomorrow, September 29, is National Coffee Day, a day that celebrates the rich, delicious hot (and sometimes iced) beverage that so many of us love to start the day with.
To celebrate, many coffee houses and businesses are offering customers free or discounted cups of coffee.
Here’s where to get yours.
Krispy Kreme. The nation’s oldest doughnut and coffee company – it was founded in 1937 – is offering customers …

New York City’s New Tourist Destination: Apple’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Store

by Anna Breuer

Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue Store, with its iconic glass cube entrance, reopened to customers and visitors alike with the launch of the Apple iPhone 11 and 11 Pro following a two-year renovation and expansion.  Today it is the largest Apple store in the world.
The entrance may still feature 15 panes of glass and a hanging illuminated Apple logo but the similarities to the old incarnation of the store end there.
Above …

Flight Review: Avianca Clase Ejecutiva Business Class New York – Bogotá

by Jonathan Spira

The roads were empty as my driver headed down the parkway towards John F. Kennedy International Airport-Terminal 4 at 4:30 in the morning but the terminal was surprisingly busy for the hour. There were dedicated queues and agents for Clase Ejecutiva and only one person was ahead of me so the wait was minimal.
The agent asked the standard security questions and issued a boarding card, advising that I could use the …

Oktoberfest 2019 Opens in Munich with Parades and Ceremony

by Christian Stampfer

MUNICH—The first keg was tapped with the words “O’zapft is” (“it’s tapped”) accompanied by a 12-gun salute as Bürgermeister Dieter Reiter opened the 186th Oktoberfest on Saturday.  As tradition demands, the Bürgermeister handed the first Maß – literally a measure but also a liter – of beer to Bavarian Ministerpräsident Markus Söder.
The opening was preceded by a Festzug, a parade, starting in the city center, which was led by the …

Apple’s Latest iPhone Update, iOS 13 is Out – and iOS 13.1 is Already on the Way

by Paul Riegler

Apple released the next version of its iPhone software, iOS 13, on Thursday.  Available as a free download, the new version has multiple new features and updates to Apple apps.
The update arrived a day ahead of the release of the new Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.  The update is compatible with the iPhone 6s and later iPhones.
There are few major changes to the user …

The Kaffeehaus: Vienna’s Coffee House Culture

by Jonathan Spira

If you thought the Italians were serious about their coffee, you’ve never been to a Viennese coffee house, or Wiener Kaffeehaus – spoken in proper Austrian as Weana Kafeehaus – known the world over as an institution
The Kaffeehaus is one of the most democratic public places ever invented.  Similar to the Melange, the most popular kind of coffee in Vienna, the Kaffeehaus offers a mélange of people of all social …

The World’s Busiest Airport? Yes, It’s Atlanta (Again)

by Paul Riegler

Once again, Atlanta has taken the crown.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw over 107 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for the 21st year in a row.
Three U.S. airports were in the top ten, namely Los Angeles International and Chicago O’Hare International, in addition to Atlanta.
Airport Council International said Monday in its world traffic report that Atlanta saw a 3.3% increase in …