Free Messaging in the Air

Free Messaging in the Air

Staying connected during flights is often expensive when the only option is in-flight internet.  Delta announced it would have FREE in-flight messaging on most flights starting October 1.  This is a great option for travelers to keep in touch with family and friends on the ground.  For business people to organize information for meetings or other communications.  I have tested this several times before writing this post.  I was not disappointed. Need to Know The free messaging is only available…

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My adventure as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Holder

My adventure as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Holder

As the time quickly approached for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, I think back to my amazing experience walking in this historical parade.  It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to walk in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  What made it even better was I was sharing this experience with some amazing friends and of course Finn and Jake. A friend has been in this parade for over 20 years and has…

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Is your Loyalty Profile complete?

Is your Loyalty Profile complete?

A major perk for business travelers is keeping all the loyalty points accrued from hotel stays, car rentals and airline miles.   Filling out the loyalty profile completely is very important.  Checking your loyalty profile and make changes to ensure you earn all the loyalty points possible.  The points are helpful for future travel. Is your profile filled out? Again I will repeat…..Make sure you fill out your loyalty profile completely.  Even the small items in your profile have an impact…

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How to plan for the unexpected

How to plan for the unexpected

Given the recent crazy weather that has been happening all over the United States the past couple weeks how to plan for the unexpected is even more important.  Unexpected situations happen when traveling and being prepared helps to manage the stress.  Weather is a lead cause for unexpected travel situations. Many can be prepared for easily with a little planning. Checking the weather in advance is usually the easiest way to make sure you know the expected weather for your…

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How to fix those travel wrinkles

How to fix those travel wrinkles

A struggle for business travelers is to pack all the dress clothes needed and prevent them from wrinkling during the travel.  The reality is that no matter how carefully I pack my business clothes they are still wrinkles when I unpack at the hotel.  I have learned the most important item I pack for every business trip to help with this challenge is a cotton . Why a towel A friend recently learned why I do this the hard way. …

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Bose Hearphone Review – Noise Cancellation and more

Bose Hearphone Review – Noise Cancellation and more

I recently had the opportunity to try the Bose Hearphones.  Yes I did say Hearphones and not headphones.  The hearphones have the same Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology that is available in the QuietControl 30 headphones and is what makes the noise fade so music is the primary sound you hear.  The hearphones also have two microphones in each earbud to bring allow you to also hear voices around you. I wanted to share my experience and review of the…

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1 week of toiletries, Carry-on strategies

1 week of toiletries, Carry-on strategies

A goal of an effective packer is someone who can pack for a 7-day trip of toiletries in a carry-on bag.  It is a challenge most road warriors accept with glee and try different methods to achieve.  At least it is a challenge that I have tried to do beat over the past several years.  I am glad to say I have won this battle for my collection of products. The number of liquid products you want to bring increases…

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Staying Fit on the Road

Staying Fit on the Road

Exercising when traveling can be challenging.  Staying fit on the road is one of my never-ending battles.  I love the results for several reasons but it still isn’t easy.  It is not a show stopper with a bit of planning and dedication. Plan A Making a reservation at a hotel with a workout room.  A quick call to the hotel or review of the website will identify the equipment available.  The equipment list gives you the information you need to…

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Finding fun on a work trip

Finding fun on a work trip

  Adding personal time into a business trip is a great way to find fun, explore and see more than just the hotel and airport when you are traveling to a new place.  On a trip to Austin and although I have been there a few times for business, I had not really enjoyed the city or any of the great architecture.  I decided to add some personal time into my business trip.  Next step was to decide between rent…

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5 Top Things from Your Flight Crew

5 Top Things from Your Flight Crew

  Air travel is one of the most popular travel methods today.   Like with many other travel options the number of airlines has increased over the past couple years to reach all the different budgets.  I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with an all male flight crew.  I was very surprised at some of the items they shared too.   In this conversation I learned the top 5 things they wish every air traveler knew and understood. The…

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