Articles in Journeys

It Isn’t Just You: Our Relationship with Time Has Changed

In another age, I was an outlier.  I worked largely from home, except for a few trips a month and the occasional foray into the office.  But that was then.
Today, in the age of the Coronavirus, everyone is, well, me.
What’s more, many of us largely feel that we live in a singular and unending day, one with endless Zoom meetings with somewhat scruffy looking and disheveled colleagues, countless discussions about …

Happy Fourth! Celebrate the Holiday with Our Photo Essay of Patriotic Sunsets

As is our custom, we at FBT celebrate Independence Day in the United States, the Fourth of July, with captivating and patriotic sunsets.
While we’ll be listening to the Boston Pops perform last year’s concert (due to the cancellation of this year’s due to the pandemic), accompanied by some star-spangled fireworks, there’s nothing like a beautiful sunset to gaze upon. As the sky changes to a vivid red from white and blue, Conductor …

Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed for the 4th of July Observance

Today is the Third of July, not the Fourth, but because Independence Day in the United States falls on a Saturday, the holiday is being observed on a Friday in terms of what is open for business. This year the observance of the holiday will differ from past years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Independence Day a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence after the Continental …

July News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Month’s Headlines

It’s July, we’re halfway through the year, and it’s time to see how up-to-date you are with travel, aviation, and coronavirus news from the past month. What a month it’s been!
Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline and travel history including items from Pan Am, Cunard, and TWA.
In last month’s quiz, which was one of the more difficult ones, the question asking what Boeing’s …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2020

Falling between June and August, July is the seventh month in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It was named after the Roman general Julius Caesar as it was the month of his birth. Before that, it was known as Quintillis, or the fifth month of the ten-month Roman calendar.
The month is typically the start of the “dog days” of summer, a period of hot, humid, and uncomfortable weather. The ancient …

Why Indoor Dining is So Risky in the Age of Coronavirus

Over the past several days, we’ve seen state officials focus on one aspect of the reopening more so than any other that is causing the number of new coronavirus cases to spike: Indoor dining.
Restaurants face great challenges when they try to reopen their dining rooms. Ventilation systems can create complex patterns of airflow and keep viruses aloft.  As a result, simply spacing tables six feet apart, in line with current …

Europe Poised to Reopen Borders to 14 Countries, But Not to Americans or Russians

After four months, the European Union is preparing to reopen its borders, but the list of countries whose citizens will be able to enter will be very short.
Fourteen to be exact.
The Committee of Permanent Representatives, which is comprised of the ambassadors of EU member countries to the bloc, agreed late Friday to allow citizens of Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, …