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Understanding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

February 26, 2018

You cannot pay your taxes with it, buy products at major retailers or pay for your hotel room with it. Still, Bitcoin — and other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Ethereum, Dash and Ripple — are considered by many financial experts to be at the forefront of a monetary revolution. Investors are making and losing big sums of money on these volatile currencies, whose values ascend and plummet dramatically from month-to-month and even week-to-week. Criminals have used cryptocurrencies to keep private their financial transactions. Even the leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has suggested his country is considering creating its own cryptocurrency to circumvent U.S. and European sanctions that have been enacted against Russia. Some argue the beauty and power of cryptocurrencies is they are both easily transferrable, person-to-person, and that those transactions are anonymous. Others argue they are currencies that aid and abet outlaw activities. How? The identities of those who possess cryptocurrencies are hidden through the use of … (click on the headline to continue reading)

10 tips for staying fit while traveling

February 08, 2018

The good news about travel is that it breaks us out of usual patterns and makes our lives less repetitive. The bad news about travel is that it breaks us out of the routines we don’t want interrupted: diet and exercise. It doesn’t have to be that way. A well-planned trip can easily include good nutrition at least a moderate degree of exercise that keeps us fit while on the road, which is especially important for business travelers with aggressive schedules. Here are 10 tips for staying fit while traveling … (click on the headline to continue reading)

25 of the best travel movies of all time

January 22, 2018

Few things inspire us to travel like movies do. They take us to the places we want to go. Which begs the questions, which travel movies have made the biggest impact on viewers? Which are the most inspiring of them all? One of the organizations that has taken the effort to rank some of Hollywood’s greatest travel movies is IMDb, one of the world’s most popular sources for movie, TV and celebrity content, with 250 million unique monthly visitors. The ten highest ranked travel movies, based on the 10-star rating system used by IMDb, are listed here with a very brief description of each … (click on the headline to continue reading)

The storied Boeing 747, world’s first jumbo jet, is cleared for retirement

January 11, 2018

Ask a person to name a passenger airliner and the first numbers that will pass their lips will most likely be the 747. The so-called Queen of the Skies, aviation’s first jumbo jet, is being retired after more than four decades of operation and carrying over 3.5 billion passengers the world over. The 747, manufactured by Boeing Company, started carrying passengers in 1970, when its big selling point was that it could transport 400-plus passengers, more than twice as many as the largest airliner previously in use. Despite its storied history and longtime dominance, the 747 is being phased out in favor of lighter, more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient jets, such as Boeing’s 777 and 787 Dreamliner. Two of the largest U.S. air carriers, United and Delta, announced last year they were retiring the 747 from their fleets. United sent one of its last 747s on a farewell tour of its major hubs during the fall of 2017. Seats on the airline’s final 747 flight from San Francisco to Honolulu took place in November and sold out within … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Air travel survival tips for the holidays

December 21, 2017

Imagine you’re preparing for holiday travel, only to find out that your American Airlines flight is in danger of being canceled because of a scheduling glitch that created a vast shortage of pilots during Christmas and New Year’s. Or, you’re at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International — the world’s busiest airport — when a sudden power outage shuts down the terminals and forces the cancellation of hundreds of flights. In the first case, American Airlines took emergency measure to rectify the glitch and restore its flight schedule, much to the chagrin of pilots who lost out on their holiday time off. In the second case, travelers were not so fortunate, as it took nearly 11 hours to restore power to Hartsfield-Jackson International. Both cases — and many others throughout the history of aviation — underscore the necessity to be prepared for the unforeseen with some survival tips, especially since well over 6 million people are scheduled to travel by air this holiday season. Given the prospects that things could go wrong at certain airports or airlines, reporter Kara Driscoll of the Dayton Daily News drafted a story suggesting air travelers observe these five travel tips … (click on the headline to continue reading)