Lobby Bar – November 1: Kissing Games, Two Great Minds Connect, Vote for TwitchbookIn, and Great Elevations

By Jeremy Del Nero on 1 November 2013
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DSC_0871Spin the human.  Let’s say we spin you around and place you somewhere in the Pacific Northwest – would you know where you are?  Test your knowledge in our new contest.  Spin the human is pretty much the same as spin the bottle, except in our version you know whom you’re getting lucky with.

Boom goes the dynearmite.  Join Jonathan Spira on the magical (and long) drive to the High Tatras mountain range.  Don’t be fooled – we’re not yawning because it’s a boring drive, but rather so our ears don’t explode.  That would be messy.

Knowledge is power.  I know, I’ve piqued your interest about the High Tatras mountain range; go ahead and check out our complete guide of what to do in the area.  Whether you need to find the best (and only) luxury hotel around, want to grab a bite to eat at 6,036 feet, or need to know more about the Chamois, we’ve got you covered.

Shut-eye above all else.  Didn’t you know? Daylight savings time ends in the U.S. this weekend.  The sun may be setting around lunchtime now but, with the extra hour of sleep on Saturday night, we’ll deal with all of the necessary consequences.

It all started with a balloon and a wood fire. Jesse Sokolow recounts great moments in travel history for the month of November.  On his latest time traveling stint, Jesse meets Benjamin Franklin, who was very interested to learn of the technologies available in the future that allow time travel.  Mr. Franklin is expected to arrive in the year 2018, utilizing the very same technique, which, of course, we cannot disclose here.

It’s easier than you think.  Take our newest poll about which social media platforms are most influential in your travel-making decisions.  If you don’t know where to start, how did you arrive at the Lobby Bar today?   Go with that one.

Jump! Jump! Don’t take anything with you.  New FAA regulations allow the use of tablets and smartphones during taxi, takeoff, and landing.  Be sure to pick up a pair of AirJumps, a new special evacuation shoe that allows you to jump over other passengers who may be too busy texting or listening to music during an evacuation.

Done dealio.  American and US Airways are preparing a settlement offer, offering to give up some takeoff and landing slots at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. if it means they get to merge.  In layman’s terms, they’re essentially haggling for the merger, like you did last Saturday for that “gold” watch at the flea market.

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