Beacon Links & Apps – February 2019
Guidance for travelers
Unsure how TSA PreCheck works? Upgraded Points, a website for travelers that explains the real value of points and miles, offers a helpful primer on the program.
Run by the Transportation Safety Administration, TSA PreCheck is a program that expedites the security checkpoint process for low-risk travelers. Learn about the program’s benefits, cost and requirements, as well as how it compares to other traveler programs.
Upgraded Points also offers explanations of other programs, such as Global Entry (for international travelers), compares airline point programs and baggage fees, and offers airport guides, city guides, travel tips and more.
Celebrating women over 50
Like a friend and confidante, Susan “Honey” Good shares life stories, musings and advice for women 50 and over on her eponymous website, HoneyGood. Recent topics include stylish eyewear, picking paint colors and choosing the right life partner.
Visitors to the website can join Good’s private social network called Moxie, a place where her female readers can interact, share and give each other support.
Vietnam War photography
Get a glimpse of the Vietnam War through the eyes of those who served in it. “Personal Snapshots: Picturing the Vietnam War” from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP), explores the wartime experiences of 12 Vietnam veterans through their oral histories, written correspondences and amateur photos.
Compared to images captured by official military photographers, the amateur snapshots taken by soldiers, sailors and Marines provide a nuanced and personal view of the Vietnam War.
Among the veterans profiled is G. Mike Mabe, a self-described “low-rank infantryman” who served with the 101st Airborne Division. His candid shots of everyday life overseas include pulling kitchen patrol duty, interacting with Vietnamese, and eating c-rations on the hood of his Jeep.
VHP was created by Congress in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible firsthand remembrances of United States war veterans from WWI through the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Next time you need something delivered, skip the post office and try Roadie. The app connects individuals who have something to send with drivers already heading in that direction. Pricing can range from $8 to $650 depending on delivery distance, urgency and package size.
Roadie offers photographic chain of custody, real-time tracking, and security code delivery confirmation. Goods are automatically protected up to $500, with the option to purchase additional coverage.
Currently, Roadie has over 80,000 verified drivers covering all 50 states. It has made deliveries in more than 11,000 cities and towns nationwide.
You can also sign up to become a driver for Roadie yourself. If you’re already driving across town (or across the country), why not make money delivering something while doing so?
The Roadie app is free and available for download in the iTunes Store and on Google Play. To learn more, visit www.roadie.com.