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Road Warriorette has moved!
January 14, 2010

Please visit me at my new home, RoadWarriorette.com

New Year’s Resolutions (and Happy New Year!)
January 2, 2010

I heard a story on the radio where the man said, “I don’t do New Year’s resolutions because I think it’s important to be happy with yourself, and what’s the point of saying you’ll do something or other and a few months later falling into your old habits? It’s demoralizing.”

I can see his point….to a point. It is important to like yourself, and be happy with who you are.  But it is also important (in my opinion) to try to keep growing and learning and trying new things.  My typical list of resolutions is a mix of things I want to learn or experience and new habits I want to form.

No surprise, this year several of my resolutions are travel related. Going to see family, experiencing new places, and learning new cultures and languages. Should make for a busy year!

My travel resolutions are:

1)      Travel to Chicago to see my sisters twice

2)      Travel to South Texas to see my grandmother twice

3)      Go to Europe (hopefully Norway) with Home Warrior, and learn some Norwegian

4)      Go to one new place in the US with Home Warrior

Happy New Year!! I hope this year is a great year for you, filled with fun travel, lots of learning, and new experiences.

Happy Holidays from Road Warriorette!
December 26, 2009

A warm Happy Holidays to all of you! I wish for safe travels for those of you who are traveling this Holiday season, especially in the midwest. I have already heard about one friend driving from Texas to Iowa who got snowed in in Kansas, and had to spend Christmas Day in Kansas. Another friend spent Christmas Day in the DFW airport, while other friends had to delay their driving trips due to the snow. (And my own car broke down while driving to see Home Warrior’s family in San Antonio.)  So be safe! Travel carefully. And enjoy your family, friends, and (hopefully) your time off.

Can’t Wait for “Up in the Air”
December 14, 2009

Have you seen the previews for Up in the Air? Every time the trailer comes on I think, “Wow! Those are my people!” or, “How did Jason Reitman get in my head and find out the details of my traveling life?” The reviews are good, there is Oscar buzz…. And then, of course, there’s George Clooney. Love him, love him, love him!

So friends, I will be going to see this movie on Christmas Day when it comes out. I will write my own review then!

Paul McCartney is freaking awesome
August 24, 2009

I don’t know if this counts as being travel related or not, but I have to say it: Paul McCartney rocks. My husband and I went to his show in Dallas last week (we drove—that means travel right?) He is in his mid to late sixties, and put on a show for two and a half hours! He sang, he told stories, he made us laugh, he made us cry, and most of all he made me grateful for his amazing skill at songwriting. Singing “Hey, Jude” with Sir Paul and forty thousand other people was incredible. Hearing him sing “Something” while showing pictures of George Harrison in the background made me cry. And fireworks during “Live and Let Die” made me stand up and cheer (for the umpteenth time).

He came out for two (two!) encores. He played the guitar, the bass, the mandolin, the ukulele, and the piano. He sang songs from the Beatles, Wings, and his solo career. He sang songs to all the people he has lost in his life. He is amazingly talented, and amazing as a person!

I was raised on the Beatles, and consider myself to be a huge fan. And I can honestly say that this concert was a highlight of my life. Hands down. Thank you Paul—your music has made my life better.

Travel Safety Tips
July 28, 2009

When traveling alone anytime, including for business, it is so important to keep safety in mind! For those of you who travel often I hope you know most of these, but here is a quick rundown of the most important safety tips.

· Make sure the desk person does not say your room number out loud. If they do say your room number aloud, ask for a different room.
· Make sure you have a deadbolt in your room
· Use valet parking if it’s available. It may cost more but it’s much safer then wandering around a parking garage
· When you’re in your room keep your deadbolt locked at all times.
· Never put the “Please Clean My Room” sign on the door. It’s an open invitation to thieves! Call housekeeping instead.
· If you order room service make sure the person at your door is hotel staff.
· Don’t use the door sign provided for ordering breakfast. This is alerting anyone who walks by your room and looks at it that you are ordering for one.
· Make sure you have directions to your hotel. Also have their phone number and address handy. (I know this sounds obvious, but the last time I went to Salt Lake City I went to the wrong location of my hotel, and then couldn’t find the correct location and drove around lost for thirty minutes. I finally found the phone number on my iPhone and the very nice man stayed on the phone with me until I got there. I should know better than this!!)
· When you leave your hotel for the evening put the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door. This makes it look like someone is there.
· Don’t put your home address on your luggage tags. Put your business address.
· Choose national hotel chains with indoor room entrances.
· Don’t stay in a room on the first floor whenever possible.
· Make sure there is no door connecting to another room.

For a very detailed list of safety tips check out:
http://kevincoffee.com/women_safety/travel_safety_tips_for_women.htm