Top 5 suitcase etiquette tips

October 31, 2014 - 2 Responses

We are about to embark on one of the biggest travel seasons of the year. With all the infrequent travelers soon to take to the skies, I wanted to two bags
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Fall trends to add to your business travel wardrobe

October 30, 2014 - Leave a Response

Keeping up with each season’s changing trends can be hard, not to mention time consuming and expensive. The fashion world seems so out there, but most of us have to dress for the real world. This goes double for work—your job is not necessarily the best place to go crazy on the latest styles. That being said, there are ways to incorporate your favorites into your existing wardrobe without turning into a fashion victim. Here are a few of my picks from this season that are great for business travel.

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Travel Etiquette: Knocking people down is not polite

October 29, 2014 - Leave a Response

There are times when it’s understandable for people to run through the airport. A delayed flight, a short connection, a last-minute gate change. suitcase handleSometimes we have to hurry! But that doesn’t excuse knocking people down and not acknowledging it.

Case in point. I was waiting for the car rental shuttle a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t necessarily standing out of the way, but I wasn’t in the main walkway. When the shuttle arrived, a man got off and walked quickly toward the main airport. But as he passed me he bumped the back of my leg with his suitcase, which caused me to fall down to the ground. (Good thing I was wearing pants that day!) He didn’t say, “Oh my god are you okay?” which is what I would have said. He didn’t even say, “Excuse me,” or, “Sorry!” He just looked back, saw that I was on the ground but not sobbing, and kept going. Read more of this article »

Era of Luggage

October 28, 2014 - Leave a Response

A few months ago I wrote a post about my personal luggage history.  I’m always fascinated by all the different types of luggage out there 10-28-14-3around the world.  Soon after writing that post I was contacted by Case Luggage who have a timeline with the history of luggage.  It’s pretty awesome.  I’m not being compensated in any way for this, just wanted to share because I thought it was cool.  Take a look!

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Beauty Tuesday: BeautyBlender Travel Kit

October 28, 2014 - 5 Responses

Every week Road Warriorette features a product that simplifies travel beauty. Do you have a favorite? Send it to RW @

People seriously love the BeautyBlender. It’s an oddly shaped makeup sponge—looks like a giant pink teardrop. But all of the reviews I’ve read, from mommy boards to magazines to Amazon, rave about it. It helps to blend liquid makeup quickly and effortlessly, leaving you with a face that looks airbrushed. The reviews say it works with foundation, concealer, and cream eyeshadow and blush. I love this travel kit because you get a BeautyBlender (normally $16) and a travel sized blendercleanser (normally $10) for only $22. A tool that simplifies looking great at home and on the road? Sign me up!

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Interesting crowd-funding ideas for business travel

October 28, 2014 - Leave a Response

I’ve always been a fan of crowd-funding.  I think it’s really awesome that people with great ideas can use crowd-funding as a tool to make their 10-28-14-2idea a reality.  Sure, there’s questionable stuff that is successful through crowd-funding (such as the Potato Salad Kickstarter), but for the most part it seems people are using it legitimately.  A couple of business travel crowd-funding ideas caught my eye last week, the Suitsy and the OLAF scooter. Read more of this article »

10 travel hair products under $20

October 27, 2014 - One Response

Recently I wrote about 10 business travel products $20 and under.  By request, today I’m going to cover ten quality travel hair products that are under $20.

  • MiniPRO by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer. This hair dryer is great for travel because of its relatively small footprint, and is great for styling because it comes with two attachments—concentrator and diffuser—has multiple heat settings plus a cool shot, and uses ion technology to make hair shiny. Win!  On Amazon today for $19.79.







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Posts from the past

October 26, 2014 - Leave a Response

What was going on this week (and last week) in years past?Post from Past pic



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Road Warriorette Weekend Express

October 25, 2014 - 3 Responses

Hey readers! Got a question or something you want to discuss this weekend?  Here’s the perfect opportunity!  Whether you want to share an Weekend Express picinteresting travel story, a packing tip, an etiquette tip, or anything else going on in the business travel world, comment here and we’ll have a discussion.

Travel tip of the week:

  • Sometimes business travelers have to drive long distances for work. When doing this your body can really start to stiffen up.  To help loosen up try to do some simple movement exercises while you drive.  Bend your arms, legs, neck, shoulder, back, and ankles as often as you are comfortable with.  This should help loosen you up and help promote blood flow.  My mother in-law is a big believer in this and safely does so when cruise control is on.  Also, it’s not a bad idea to do this on flights either!

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Don’t fold your boarding pass on the bar code!

October 24, 2014 - 6 Responses

Yesterday was a very dramatic travel day, involving delayed flights, last minute connections, and dramatic sprints through the airport. It all passport and ticketstarted with an issue I’d never seen before, and wanted to share so you can avoid this in the future!

At Newark the security lines were mercifully short. As I got to the Pre-check line I noticed a gentleman in front of me pulling his boarding pass out of his bag. He had printed it at home, and folded it so it would fit in the pocket of his briefcase. When he got to the front of the line the TSA agent tried to scan it but nothing happened. He tried to scan it again. Nothing. Eventually the agent realized that it had been folded, and the crease had crossed the barcode. No matter how much he smoothed or flattened it, the machine couldn’t read it. Eventually he had to send the poor man back to the kiosk to print out a new one. Read more of this article »