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The Way of the Productive Road Warrior
(Source: linkedin.com) If you travel for work, you already know that business trips are anything but vacations. But maybe you're relatively new to business travel. Here are the things I wish someone had told me before I hit the road, almost 25 years and 1.5 million miles ago.

TSA Travel Tips: Labor Day & Back to School Travel
(Source: blog.tsa.gov) Labor Day is quickly approaching! It's likely you are either off to school, taking an end of summer trip, or just plopping down on your couch and watching the tube. Whatever it is you're doing, if you're traveling by commercial aircraft, here are some tips and links to other posts that will help get you on your way.

Why a Handwritten Note and a Personal Touch Works Better Than a Loyalty Program  (Source: linkedin.com) One man on one flight changed my entire view of the airline industry. To go further, he restored my belief that one person can transform the world around them, regardless of circumstances.

High Tech on the High Seas: Royal Caribbean Unveils 'World's First SmartShip'  (Source: foxnews.com) From cocktail-mixing robots to dancing entertainment screens to high-tech wristbands and apps that put everything at passengers' fingertips, Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is being billed as "The World's First Smartship." Its technology - some of which has never been used on cruise ships - will help guests stay connected and maximize their experience even before they step on board, the cruise line says.

Five Reasons People Don't Work with a Travel Advisor (And Five Reasons You Should) (Source: virtuoso.com) Yes, travel advisors still exist-and you'll soon wonder how you ever traveled without one.

The Travel List Challenge's 100 Places to Visit Before You Die (Source: listchallenges.com) The first List Challenge I took was the Travel List Challenge via Facebook, consisting of 100 popular tourist destinations. However, a list containing those 100 places was not on the List Challenges website....until now. Granted the list skews American a bit, but so does Facebook, and so does the internet for that matter.


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