Why Your Sense of World Geography is All Wrong and Hotel Secret Password for Extra Benefit

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. “But you may be surprised by the fact that virtually the entire South American continent is east of Florida.“ ???

  2. Most Americans would be hard-pressed to place their state capital on a map of their state and their state within the nation. Misconceptions about continental placement are unsurprising.

  3. Every frequent (international) flyer should own a globe of the world. National Geographic actually do a good range at reasonable prices. You can tell at a glance how close, or otherwise, point A is from point B when planning flights, and why it is often quicker to fly over the North Pole to get places. Sadly for Canadians though, Canada isn’t actually as large as a traditional one dimensional map would suggest.

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