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Should You Be Concerned About Coronavirus?

At least 26 of the greater than 900 people who have been infected with what is known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus have died; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the second known infection in the United States has been detected in Illinois — which leads to the question: should you be concerned about coronavirus?

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, which is located in the Hubei Province of China. In addition to confirmed cases of this strain of coronavirus in…

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Watch Out For Juice Jacking of Your Portable Electronic Device

When public places — such as at the gates and lounges of airports, aboard public conveyances such as buses and airplanes, and the lobbies of hotel and resort properties as five of many examples — started offering power charging stations equipped with Universal Serial Bus ports into which anyone may plug their portable electronic devices to recharge them when their batteries are running low on power…

…but the office of…

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Doing This Ruins Recycling. Please. Don’t Do This.

As I was sitting while having breakfast at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry, PA hotel property, a conversation started between me and an employee who worked at that hotel property — and she told me something about recycling which I had never thought pertaining to lodging…

…and that is to…

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14 Tips to Fight Jet Lag

Upon arriving at your destination from a long international trip by airplane, you feel tired and are ready to go to bed for the night — but the time is only 1:00 in the afternoon. Why might this happen — and how do you combat the potentially significant discomfort to your mind and body which is caused by what is known as jet lag?

The term jet lag is…

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How to Avoid Getting Sick Whether or Not You Are Traveling

In a public washroom inside of a restaurant recently, I spotted a man who simply left without washing his hands. “Urine is sterile” is what some people say; but that is the least of the concern, as flushing the toilet and pulling on the door to leave the washroom are two of the things he touched — and who knows what germs he might have picked up simply by touching those items before returning to his table to eat.

The flu season is under way in the northern hemisphere; and yet some people still…

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I Use This Simple Strategy For Booking Reservations at Hotels

When booking reservations at hotel and resort properties, you usually have two choices if you are not able to take advantage of a special lodging rate: the best available rate which you can usually wait until anywhere between 24 hours and 72 hours prior to checking in; and paying a restricted rate for your stay in its entirety at the time of booking your reservation and potentially saving a significant amount of money — but risking losing it all if your plans change, as refunds and changes are typically not permitted at all or without paying an extra charge as a penalty.

The first thing I do is…

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14 Ways to Save Money on Fuel

Winter has almost arrived in the northern hemisphere; and although gasoline prices had steadily increased during the later part of this past winter and the first half of spring earlier this year, they had slowly retreated and have basically remained steady in recent weeks…

…but even if the average price for a gallon of gasoline falls below $2.00 — some areas of the southeastern United States have been teasing with that threshold — a vehicle with a fuel tank capacity of eleven gallons will still cost at least $20.00 to fill up. Any savings in fuel will add up over time — especially if you commute on a regular basis or if you drive long distances often.

Although this article was written from the point of view of renting a vehicle, many of the same tips can also apply to vehicles which you own or lease.

The following 14 ways to save money on fuel are in no particular order…

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Why You Should Head to the Galley During an International Long-Haul Flight

The time is 1:30 in the morning. Your flight of 12 hours is only halfway complete; and the last meal service concluded four hours ago. You are seated in the economy class cabin as you try to go to sleep, and topping off your stomach would go a long way towards helping you reach that goal.

What do you do?

You can choose among the following options…

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