Weekly Recap – September 22-28

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It has been nice to have a chunk of my week at home.  I got back from Vegas late on Monday, caught up on local appointments (doctor, dentist, etc.), had a couple of happy hours with friends, and then took a road trip down to Austin for a board meeting.

I love my travel time but sometimes I cherish a bit of time at home just to catch up on all the miscellany in my life.  And my favorite part of the week was the debut of a new season of Thursday night television from producer Shonda Rhimes – Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder.  Sure, I can watch them on my DVR later, but sometimes it is fun to watch them live with everyone else!

Being home means that I stay caught up on my sales and online shopping, and one BIG sale ends TODAY at noon ET – the Tumi luggage sale on Gilt

AAdvantage eShopping miles are always there and I found a few finds while doing some Saturday night shopping from my sofa.  And I love Etsy as well, especially when I find great unique travel related gifts.

I also love my monthly beauty boxes – the September Birchbox OR Ipsy battle has been decided.

I’m trying hard to catch up on my hotel reports although I’m staying faster than I’m writing.  I outlined my policy for how I write hotel reviews

… and reviewed the Hyatt Regency DFW Airport (where a suite is NOT a suite).

I also reviewed The Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas, even if I did experience a bit of shame along the way!

There was an update from the Myers family, who were determined to see #AACutOffYourNuts on a recent set of flights.

While we were reviewing all this travel, I included a retro Napa road trip report with up-to-date 2014 information.

I also shared six things you NEED to know before your next Uber ride.

Two recent pieces related to herding cats – AA and US flight attendants agreed on preliminary contract terms.  And NYC may be getting a permanent cat café.

And finally, don’t forget to check out some of the other great travel/miles writing going on with the rest of the Prior2Boarding gang.  I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites from this week.

I started some of my autumn preparations around the homestead – hopefully I’ll get more done this week.

Who knows what the next week will bring?  Another Stitch Fix box, for one thing.  Some hotels.  And no doubt some twists I can’t predict just yet, so keep reading…

… and make it a great week!

XOXO

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About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last eighteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 47.5 US states. Although she averages 200 days a year on the road, she loves to return to “the homestead” in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and cocktail mixology.

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