Evacuating Florida Because of Irma? Ask the Internet

by Paul Riegler

When Hurricane Andrew – the most destructive hurricane to ever hit the state – struck Florida in August 1992, the Internet was a curiosity at best, mostly used by researchers and computer scientists.
Fast forward a quarter of a century and the Internet is playing a major role in hurricane preparedness as Irma – the most potent Atlantic Ocean hurricane ever – barrels towards the United States, with Florida as its …

British Airways Club Europe Business Class London-Dublin – Flight Review

by Jonathan Spira

Much to my relief, British Airways had neither a cabin crew strike or an IT systems outage the day of my flight from London to Dublin. Indeed, it appeared that the job actions that defined the start of summer this year were a distant memory when I arrived at Terminal 5 at London Heathrow, British Airways’ main terminal.
Despite its modern and efficient design, T5 is obsolescent due to a dramatic …

5 Tips for Dining Abroad Like a Local

by Paul Riegler

We travel because we want to learn about other cultures but, when it comes to food, we suddenly become very parochial and revert to behaving as if at home.
An appreciation of food is something every culture shares and dining at local establishments (versus an internationalized restaurant or hotel restaurant) is an important aspect of a visit that should not be overlooked.
In addition, don’t rush. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk may …

Review: ‘The Woman in Black’ at Fortune Theatre

by Jonathan Spira

While some musicals seemingly live forever, it is rare for a play to run continuously for a quarter of a century or more. Indeed, only three in the history of New York and London theater have hit that mark, namely “The Mousetrap” (now a senior citizen at age 65), “Perfect Crime” (just hitting the 30-year mark this year), and “The Woman in Black,” now in its 28th year.
A reworked version …

Lobby Bar – September 1: Theatergoers Anonymous, the Bears of London, and a Brief History of Slaps

by Jeremy Del Nero

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Showdude. Join John Buckley at Wyndham’s Theatre in London for “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” While Audra McDonald’s performance was incredible, it just got us even more excited for Brian Stokes Mitchell in “Gentleman Day at Otto’s Kneipe und Restaurant,” opening in Munich next week.
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Survey: Which Apps Do You Use Most When Traveling?

by Jesse Sokolow

Which apps do frequent travelers rely on both at home and when traveling?
It’s rare to find a frequent traveler without an Apple or Android smartphone in hand and even more uncommon to find one who doesn’t rely on certain apps to ease the burden of traveling and add to the experience.
Frequent Business Traveler and GlobeRunner Insights want to find out which apps frequent travelers rely on the most, not including …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2017

by Jesse Sokolow

The Wright brothers arrived in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on September 12, 1900, where they would begin their first season of glider experiments.
John Jacob Astor IV’s St. Regis hotel in New York City opened on September 4, 1904. The hostelry, which continues to operate to this day, is known for its iconic King Cole Bar, which features Maxfield Parrish’s “Old King Cole” painting that had been created for Astor’s short-lived …