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File Corruption. This Catharsis Has Nothing to Do With Travel.

I just spent the better part of the day working on a sound file for an audio book on which I am working for a fellow writer of a weblog — only to have the applications software program crash and simultaneously corrupt the file to the point where it cannot be recovered.

I saved the file regularly as I was editing it. The file was one of…

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Would You Wear Your Belongings to Avoid Baggage Fees and Mishandled Luggage?

As I have mentioned numerous times over the years, I try to avoid checking my baggage whenever possible — to the point where I usually only travel with one bag which I carry onto the airplane with me…

…but what if you are carrying more items with you and want to avoid paying baggage fees at the same time; or perhaps avoid having your luggage thrown around by baggage handlers — such as with this incident which…

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What Is the Longest Drivable Distance on Earth?

What is the longest drivable distance on earth — with the caveat that it must be the shortest distance possible between two points — is an interesting question to ponder. Will we ever see the day where motorists can drive in all of the continents — with the exception of Antarctica — with the same vehicle by only using bridges and tunnels and without use of ferries or other conveyances to assist?

Before attempting to answer those two questions…

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Air Traffic Control: Behind the Scenes at Atlanta A80 Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility

“Hi!” was the enthusiastic greeting by a man garbed in jeans and a T-shirt as he turned around away from the monitors and noticed that there were visitors in the darkened round room where approximately a dozen other people were quietly working away…

…but do not be fooled: working as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration of the Department of Transportation of the United States is far removed from being a relaxing job. In fact, the profession is one of the most stressful, with its…

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Total Solar Eclipse: Two Useful Tools to Know Where to Go

Although some good information was imparted in this article which I wrote exactly one month ago, you might want to experience the total eclipse of the sun for as long as possible — but where exactly should you go?

The two tools which are highlighted in this article should help you find a precise location where you can enjoy the total eclipse of the sun…

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New Aggregator For Travel Weblogs

BoardingArea may be your first stop when searching for articles pertaining to miles, points and travel — as well as some other ancillary topics — but you might want to also read other weblogs which are not part of BoardingArea; and you think to yourself, “Would it not be nice to just have links to all of the articles of which I am interested in reading in one place?”

Your wish just might have come true…

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Compare Your Country to Others With This Fun Tool

I have always enjoyed maps ever since I can remember, as I could stare at them and read them for hours — and when I wanted to compare the sizes of two countries recently, IfItWereMyHome.com was one of the results of the search.

“The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person?” is…

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Hilton Partners With Travel and Transport on Integration of Mobile Software Application Programs

Hilton has partnered with Travel and Transport, Incorporated — which is the fifth largest travel management company in the United States — to seamlessly integrate mobile software application programs designed to streamline the business travel experience for clients of Travel and Transport in what is being called a first in the hotel industry.

With this new update, clients of Travel and Transport can…

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