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About Hopping John

Hopping John is a seasoned world traveler, gallivanting across the globe as he moves from adventure to adventure. Along for the ride are a wide array of smartphones, tablets, laptops, handheld game consoles and Wi-Fi enabled cameras — every one of them configured for Boingo access. There's no hotspot too far to visit, as he continues his quest for total Wi-Fi consciousness. Gunga, gunga la-gunga.

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We athletes spend a lot of time wishing – maybe even hoping and praying – that there’s one “silver bullet” that offers the answer to better performance and health. How’s that working out for us? That being said, I believe I have an interesting take on this issue. I recently read a very informative book by Joe Friel called Fast After 50: How to Race Strong for the Rest of your Life. If you’re a young buck, don’t be so quick to roll your eyes. The title of this book could just as easily have been: How to Race Strong – for Everyone. It just so happens that what makes you a success when you’re a younger athlete is the same thing that will make you a success as you age. So where does this silver bullet business come in? Is there a single thing that could make the difference? Maybe. Friel contends that as we age, we tend to believe that our training should get gentler, so we back off and slow down. He counters (with plenty of proof points) that regardless of age, the body is able to handle intense training, and those who maintain a good, structured

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Most Connected Traveler Contest: Enter To Win Prizes From Boingo and Scottevest!


Boingo and SCOTTEVEST are teaming up to search high and low for the “Most Connected Traveler!” Do you have more gadgets than you have pockets? Are you totally lost without a Wi-Fi connection? We want to hear from you! Big prizes from Boingo and Scottevest are up for grabs, so don’t wait – enter now! Continue reading

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Now Boarding LA: Architecture of Flight Exhibit Delights at Santa Monica Museum of Flying


The first phase of the highly anticipated $1.5 billion Tom Bradley International Terminal expansion at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will soon be open for business, creating a beautiful, modern portal to the rest of the world befitting the City of Angels. To celebrate, the Santa Monica Museum of Flying showcases the architecture and planning behind the expansion and highlights the future look of the finished terminal in its new exhibit, Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + the Architecture of Flight.  We got a sneak peek at a recent special event that also included a vintage flight attendant uniform fashion show, a surprise opera solo, and a personalized tour of the exhibit. Our favorite installation is a detailed 24-foot scale model of the new terminal, which took 8,000+ hours to build. It is enormously impressive, to say the least. Here it is: The soon-to-be-opened new international terminal at LAX is designed to optimize efficiency, decrease wait times, and help passengers get through security as quickly as possible — and on to their final destinations in optimal shape. The design also features a high-end retail and shopping area emphasizing local Los Angeles vendors and restaurants, for those tourists who didn’t get enough

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Introducing Boingo Wi-Finder for Windows 8


If you’ve recently made the switch to Windows 8 on your laptop, ultrabook, and/or tablet, we’ve got your Wi-Fi needs covered with our latest Boingo Wi-Finder release!
We hope you’ll enjoy our sleek new design that embraces the “metro-style” look and feel as well as a few new features we’ve included to sweeten the Boingo experience on Windows 8 devices. Continue reading

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Wearable Tech: Are Smart Watches a Game Changer?


From Star Trek to Dick Tracy to Inspector Gadget, we’ve been dreaming of the day sleek, wearable technology becomes part of everyday life. Now, with the advent of the “smart watch,” anyone with $150 to spare can sport this handy gadget on his or her wrist to read incoming messages, work towards fitness goals, and more. Continue reading

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100 Hours of Productivity With Boingo: Guest Post by Bowei Gai


Is there anything more beautiful than seeing that little “wifi” symbol glowing at full bars when trying to check your email or the latest tweets when you are in a foreign land? No? Well what about when you’re trying to document, inform and connect local startup cultures all around the world? Exactly. Reliable internet access becomes as paramount as a toothbrush. Continue reading

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Travel Like the Pros: Exploring Barcelona


In honor of the wireless industry’s annual pilgrimage to Mobile World Congress next week, we asked five of our favorite expert travel writers to share their #1 tip for traveling in Barcelona, Spain. Read on and you, too, can travel like the pros! Continue reading

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Boingo Love Is In The Air!


We like you. We really like you! It’s our pleasure and a privilege to keep you connected to blazing fast Wi-Fi wherever you go, wherever you need it. Plus, we just love interacting with you through social media. Thanks so much for dropping by to see what we’re up to and to sit and chat a while. Continue reading

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Best Fitness Apps and Gadgets For a Healthy 2013


It’s a new year, and you know what that means – health and fitness resolutions abound! Lace up your sneakers and accept a helping hand from these great gadgets and apps designed to help you achieve your goals. Continue reading

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Android 2.0x Users: Our Wi-Finder App Now Includes Boingo VPN!


Securing your data when using public Wi-Fi hotspots is extremely important. It’s so important that we’ve included our FREE Boingo VPN in the latest Boingo Wi-Finder update for Android 2.0x devices. If you’re an iOS, Mac, or PC Boingo user, then you may already be using Boingo VPN to keep your data safe! Connecting to open Wi-Fi signals can open the door to hackers, malware, and viruses, (oh my!) which can compromise the private information stored and accessed on your device.  We make it super easy to practice Internet safety and provide a handy solution for you – the one-click Boingo Wi-Finder VPN! With nearly a dozen VPN servers in data centers around the world, the Boingo VPN has been optimized for localized performance, so your secure sessions don’t suffer from round the world data trips. If you already have Boingo Wi-Finder for Android 2.0x installed, it will automatically notify you that there’s a new version available. Accept the update to enjoy the latest security features. If you don’t have the app yet for your Android 2.0x, visit our Boingo Apps page to download the latest version. (If you’re running Android OS 3.0+ on your device, we’re working on a solution for you!