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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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While doing a trail run recently I passed a group of six older folks. My best guess is that these “spry” seniors were in their early 60s and out taxing themselves with a brisk hike in the hills. It was a single track, so they moved aside to let me continue my run. As soon as I passed, I heard one of them say, “Ahhh…youth!” I was startled to hear this and quickly turned around to see who they might be referring to, only to discover it was me. Continue reading

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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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Travel Guru Gary Arndt Averages 33 Minutes of Boingo Wi-Fi A Day!


Most of you have probably heard of Gary Arndt — the man behind @EverywhereTrip — and feasted your eyes upon his scores of stunning travel photos. What you may not know is that he’s a long-time Boingo superfan and travel superhero. Continue reading

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Boingo and a Beer: Making the Best of LHR and JFK Layovers (Guest Post)


In the first few years of our journey around the world we barely saw the inside of any airports. We were traveling mostly by train or bus overland – 18 months in Asia or 15 months in Latin America. But in the last couple of years, this has changed; we now spend quite a lot of time in airports crisscrossing the globe. And because our work is almost entirely online, wi-fi is one of the key things we look for in airports. 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