While I haven’t been doing much business travel lately, that’s going to come to an end very soon. Spring conference season is right around the corner. It’s not a problem. I love to travel. But I find my travels are fun when I plan right. Here are a few things I’m planning or like to have nearby when I travel to make my adventures a bit more fun.
Watching | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1 & 2
> With its star-studded cast, this story is about some British retirees who decide to spend their retirement in India. The movie covers a myriad of topics – love, getting older, feeling valuable, etc. and you’ll experience all the emotions that go along with it. I’ve seen both movies and a plane trip might be the perfect way to see them again.
Reading | Made in America
> I just started reading Bill Bryson’s “Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language”. I will say that I’m enjoying it but it’s also heavier reading than I expected for being an informal history. I might have to find time to read this one earlier in the day and switch to something lighter right before sleep. Might be perfect for long layovers in the Atlanta airport. Ha!
Remembering | Drink More Water
> Keith and I have Walt Disney World annual passes, so we will be planning some travel to the parks. To make our trips more pleasant, we’ve put together a dedicated backpack for our trips. I solicited some feedback from other annual passholders in a Facebook group and we’ve added a couple of Brita water bottles. They filter water and are BPA free!
Working On | Organizing Warranties and Manuals
> With a new house, comes new stuff. For a couple of months now, we’ve simply been throwing all of the manuals and warranties into a box. Well, we can’t stand it anymore! So, we purchased a little filing cabinet that fits into a closet. My new mission is to organize all of it…and before I start to travel.
Feeling | Relaxed
> We’re certainly not bored around here. Plenty of work projects and stuff to do around the house. But it’s at a good pace. It’s one thing to accomplish goals when you’re running around at a frantic pace. It’s another to keep working the list of to-dos then realize you’ve been slowly and steadily crossing things off the list. The first one is good. The second way is better. At least to me it is…
Planning | Our first Pilates workout
> Well, it’s not our “first” …but our first in a long time. We’ve been walking regularly, and I still love using my Cubii. Found a Pilates studio near our house and signed up. Let’s hope we remember how to do this. LOL! Seriously, I’m sure we will be feeling it but very happy to be exercising again.
Loving | My new MacBook Pro
> My laptop was showing some signs of slowing down so as a preventative measure, we decided to buy a new one. This purchase put us 100% in the Cult of Mac. Our last laptop was Windows based. We’re still setting it up for travel but so far, I’m in love. It’s really nice to have the same access to files on the road as when you’re in the office.
Geeking | Clutch Charger
> Carrying around a portable charger is a ‘must-have’ in my travel bag. But I have to admit, they can be big, bulky, and heavy! The nice folks at Clutch Charger sent me one to test drive and I’m impressed. It’s the size of a credit card. Very lightweight and it does the job.
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Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby off the coast of Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, USVI