A solar eclipse in progress. Photo by Jeff Barton.

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:

1. Would you travel halfway across the world to witness an event that lasted for mere minutes? People who chase eclipses do exactly that, and this post about viewing solar eclipses offers an excellent guide on everything from tracking eclipses to viewing them safely.

2. A job where you get to travel all over the world on someone else’s dime sounds pretty amazing right? Turns out, there’s a flip side as well. This story in Forbes discusses the pitfalls of frequent travel and time away from one’s family and poses the question: does business travel lead to divorce and alcoholism?

3. If you’ve ever wished there was an easy way of making your way through the endless corridors and terminals of an airport, this is the gadget for you: a suitcase that converts into a scooter. All I have to say is why didn’t someone come up with this sooner?

4. There’s still time left to take a summer vacation to Europe, but be warned, it can get a little crazy during peak season. This post offers some helpful tips about surviving a European city summer through a bit of careful planning.

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