The Art of Being Out Of Office

If you have to work on the road, comfort is key.

Crafting the perfect out of office reply is an art form.  Take basic information, mix with corporate culture (or policy), sprinkle in a bit of advanced email programming, and perhaps just a dash of “I’m on vacation and you aren’t” and you may have the perfect out of office reply. I struggle always with how much…

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Let Them Eat Cake

I’ve been keeping a low profile lately lest I lose my head. Interpret that both figuratively and literally. Figuratively, it has been a crazy eight weeks since we last left off with me crying at the end of a fantastic vacation.  I’ve tackled 12 trips, wrangled several major projects in my professional, volunteer, and personal spheres,…

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Crying on Vacation


I am one of those emotional girls who does emotional things like crying on vacation. I cry when reading books. I cry when reading stories on Facebook. I cry watching movies (especially Love Actually). I cry walking through the arrivals hall at T5 at Heathrow.  Every bloody time (blame Love Actually). So yes, of course…

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Why Do You Travel?


Why do you travel? Its a question I’m sometimes asked – by neighborss, by friends, by strangers sitting next to me on airplanes, by the man across from the table from me on a first date.. Why do you travel? It seems like such an easy question to answer – and yet one that I have…

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