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Bad News: Unique McDonald’s Times Square Closing For Good

McDonald's Times Square
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When visiting an international destination, I always make it a point to visit McDonald’s.

Besides being a real treat for my kids, I love seeing what interesting (and sometimes local) menu items might be offered.

I’ve also been to some very interesting looking McDonald’s. A couple that stand out is one with Maori cavings in New Zealand and another in Pennsylvania which has a train car attached to it! Continue reading Bad News: Unique McDonald’s Times Square Closing For Good

Bus From Into The Wild Removed From Wild For Safety Reasons

Into The Wild
image: screen capture from NBC News

Fairbanks Bus 142 was made famous by the Jon Krakauer book, Into the Wild. It probably gained even more fame from the movie which was based on the book.

Into the Wild is about the life of Chris McCandless who decides to live an unconventional life after graduating college. He decides to give his life savings to charity, work odd jobs and eventually hike into the Alaska wilderness, surviving for 114 days on the Stampede Trail in Denali National Park. Continue reading Bus From Into The Wild Removed From Wild For Safety Reasons

A Maryland Bar Has A Great Way To Enforce Social Distancing!

social distancing
image: screenshot from Facebook

COVID-19 has caused us all to adapt to a new way of life (for the time being), following social distancing measures. This isn’t the easiest thing to do in busy cities and in businesses which typically draw a crowd.

Some states have slowly been opening back up for business. Measures still need to be in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Continue reading A Maryland Bar Has A Great Way To Enforce Social Distancing!

JetBlue Giving Away 100,000 Pairs Of Roundtrip Flights To Health Heroes

JetBlueThe coronavirus pandemic has completely changed everyone’s way of life, at least for now.

Everybody is at risk so we’re socially distancing and (mostly)working from home. However, healthcare workers still need to show up to work, putting themselves in harms way.

JetBlue wants to reward these Healthcare Heroes. Continue reading JetBlue Giving Away 100,000 Pairs Of Roundtrip Flights To Health Heroes

Super Important Breaking News! You’ll Want To Read This…

Breaking NewsOver the past 4 weeks, 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment according to CNN. The coronavirus pandemic and social distancing protocols is decimating businesses.

Earlier today, I received the BoardingArea weekly e-mail which highlights some of the week’s most interesting posts where I was happy to read, “Why View From The Wing Will Still Be Here – No Matter How Bad The Recession Gets.” Gary has always added a ton to the miles and points space, basically forever so this is great news.

Now, I want to share super important Breaking News! Continue reading Super Important Breaking News! You’ll Want To Read This…

Nudists In Czech Republic Reminded By Police To Wear Face Masks

Czech Republic
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Due to the spread of coronavirus, many people now wear face masks. It’s even mandatory in some places to wear them in public.

CNN Travel reports that “face masks aren’t mandatory everywhere, but strict rules on wearing them have been enforced in the Czech Republic — even for nudists.” Continue reading Nudists In Czech Republic Reminded By Police To Wear Face Masks

Check Out Lucas In This Month’s TimeOut New York Kids!

TimeOut New York KidsAlmost two years back I wrote how TimeOut was opening a huge food hall in NYC.

Soon after sharing news of the upcoming new market, we visited TimeOut Market in Lisbon, Portugal. We were really impressed by the food options and looked forward to the NY version.

TimeOut Market NY opened in Brooklyn before last summer and I’d say it’s decent but overall, disappointing. I had high hopes for classic NY restaurants to be featured just like in Portugal. There are some good food options with Pat LaFrieda’s stalls being the best in my opinion however it’s lacking the amazing vibe that we experienced in Portugal.

While at the market a few months back, we picked up a copy of TimeOut New York Kids. Continue reading Check Out Lucas In This Month’s TimeOut New York Kids!

McD’s Online Shop Now Has Quarter Pounder Fan Club Gear

Quarter PounderWhen it comes to McDonald’s food, my kids are fans, mainly due to the Happy Meal toys and chicken nuggets. I’m only really interested in McD’s when we’re traveling since I love checking out what’s on their international menus.

In early December I wrote about how McDonald’s now had a permanent online shop selling various items.

The shop hasn’t really offered anything new until now. Continue reading McD’s Online Shop Now Has Quarter Pounder Fan Club Gear