We wax nostalgic in this week’s round-up of travel stories, with a look at a vintage airport menu from 1941.
What Airport Food Was Like in 1941
We love reading about the golden age of air travel, so naturally, we wanted to share this post from Budget Travel, which highlights a vintage airport menu made available by the New York Public Library’s archive. According to the menu, for a mere 45 cents (seven bucks when adjusted for inflation), you could get a veal lunch with sides of veggies, fruit, and Jello at the La Guardia Coffee Shop. Sure beats the $7 soggy sandwich at your terminal grab-and-go these days. Now if only the 1940s had Wi-Fi.
For more air travel nostalgia, check out Infographic: Legroom Through the Ages.
The Scariest But Most Beautiful Thing I Have Ever Done
That’s the title of a recent post on Bacon is Magic, a travel blog that we adore. (Add it to your favorites. Visit often.) Blogger Ayngelina took a mountain-bike tour up Bear Tooth Pass in Montana, navigating over switchbacks up to 10,000 feet. Her reward—here’s the beautiful part—was a breathtaking view of Rocky Mountain country. See photographic evidence of the visual prize.
When in Rome
The New York Times reports that Rome’s municipal police force is cracking down on tourists who eat near major attractions. Apparently there’s a law in Rome the forbids people from indulging in the munchies near historical sites like the Spanish Steps. If you’re caught in the wrong place with a cup of gelato, you could face a fine of up to $650. According to the story in The Times, “Italian cities, Rome included, have long enacted ordinances and regulations to protect monuments from ill-mannered tourists (and residents).”
Do you think the law is reasonable—or ridiculous?