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Where Can You Find Gasoline for Less Than $1.40 Per Gallon in the United States?

The cost for a gallon of gasoline in the United States did not increase during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays as some people had feared. Rather, an increasing number of states in the United States have fuel stations which are selling gasoline at less than $1.40 per gallon as of the time this article was posted…

…but which states are these; and where are those fuel stations located?

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Music Trivia Quiz: Songs With Multiple Destinations in the Lyrics

Let us take a break from all of this miles, points and travel discussion here at BoardingArea — especially if you are bummed about American Express killing off Bluebird and Serve for manufactured spend — and have a little fun with this music trivia quiz. This edition pertains to songs with multiple destinations in the lyrics.

Whenever I travel, I either take music with me; or the songs are in my head, as music is important to me — especially when I travel. Case in point: on a recent trip, the songs…

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American Cities From the Air: How Well Can You Recognize Them?

Whenever I fly as a passenger on a commercial airline during a flight, I usually can recognize where I am when the aircraft is at 30,000 feet in altitude — many times, down to the exact name of the street or highway. That is part of the fun of sitting in a seat by the window. I really enjoy doing that, as I find this exercise far more entertaining than any puzzle — and I do not cheat by viewing the moving map on the in-flight entertainment system, if the aircraft is equipped with one…

…but if you…

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Running Out of Pages in Your Passport? Major Policy Change in 2016

Effective as of Friday, January 1, 2016 the service of adding additional visa pages to United States passports will be discontinued, according to the official Internet web site of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State of the United States. Requests for additional visa pages may only be submitted until Thursday, December 31, 2015.

If you are a…

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Twelve Essential Items at Virtually No Cost Which I Carry With Me When I Travel

Winter will arrive in the Northern Hemisphere before you know it, which will most likely bring — amongst other things — winter storms; and chances are very good that you will experience flight delays as a result if you plan to travel frequently over the next few months.

I thought that a list of twelve items I carry with me when I travel at virtually no cost might be useful to you regardless of weather conditions — but perhaps could be helpful to you during a bad storm. The best part is that many of the items on the list will be of little or no cost to you.

Here is what I carry with me when I travel…

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Survey: What Are Your Travel Plans for 2016? You Could Win a Prize

The end of 2015 is only 19 days away; and many travelers are already looking forward to the destinations in which they will visit in 2016 — as well as the new adventures they will encounter on the road, in the air and in a hotel or resort property.

Are you planning on taking more business trips in 2016 as opposed to 2015? Do you prefer a particular airline or lodging company which you intend to patronize next year? What will be…

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Do You Know Who I Am? Who Cares?!?

You have most likely encountered a particular type of person in your travels: someone who thinks he is so important and so entitled that the world needs to acquiesce to his every whim and demand while oblivious to the world around him. All this self-absorbed person cares about is having his needs met in any way possible and however necessary — even if it happens to be at the expense of other people. When denied or confronted, the person angrily blurts out in frustration: “Do you know who I am?!?” — possibly followed by…

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Where Can You Find Gasoline for Less Than $1.50 Per Gallon in the United States?

Although there were some people who feared that the cost for a gallon of gasoline in the United States would increase during the Thanksgiving holiday since the last update on Saturday, November 21, 2015, as an increasing number of states in the United States have fuel stations which are selling gasoline at less than $1.50 per gallon as of the time this article was posted…

…but which states are these; and where are those fuel stations located?

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Why Can’t Health Care Be More Like Travel? Is Medical Tourism an Answer?

I was unexpectedly in the emergency room of a hospital earlier today — and one of the few bright spots of being in that windowless room was not having to fight the crowds at the airport while dealing with increased security — as well as not having to deal with bumper-to-bumper traffic as throngs of people travel on this day before the American Thanksgiving holiday of 2015.

Fortunately, the person with whom I accompanied to the emergency room earlier today is now back home — definitely something about which to be thankful for Thanksgiving…

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