Whirlwind Travel, Television, and Too Much Uber – The Weekly Recap

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Ah… it feels good to be back in the saddle – or first class seat if you will.  It was a five day whirlwind –  seven air segments, two car rentals, three hotel rooms.  And I still slept in my own bed for four nights.  But that’s only a tiny bit of my weekly recap… there was so much to it!

With the return to travel, I’m slowly catching back up on my travel talk.  I keep getting sidetracked, but managed to work on a few pieces – my typical travel day, , and a review of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.  I also updated my Hotel Reviews Master Page.

Other P2B bloggers also shared some great travel news this week.  I highlighted a few of my favorite stories here.

I might have gotten more reviews and trip reports caught up if I hadn’t been sidetracked by not one, but two Uber stories.  First I discussed several ways that passengers are cheating Uber (hopefully flaws in their software that will get fixed!)  Then a day later, UberX announced rate cuts in 48 markets.  I’ll have some analysis this week of what that actually looks like now that it’s in place – I did eight hours of butt-in-seat time and also took three UberX (and one Lyft) rides of my own this weekend.  I’ll share more analysis this week once I can run the numbers on my pay statement.

Its back to good television again – The Bachelor (which I love to hate – but something I will now associate with long distance dating).  I also binge watched all of Season 3 of House of Lies (something that occasionally hits a bit to close to home after all my years in management consulting!) just in time for Season 4 to premiere last night.  Also in the category of “good television”, my Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys in a thrilling playoff game.  I managed to make it out of the sports bar here in enemy territory (Dallas/Fort Worth) in my green jersey unscathed.

I got to attend a wonderful party this weekend thrown for the 40th birthday of one of my travel friends.  It’s the second milestone birthday party I’ve been to recently for someone I know thanks to my frequent flyer status.  I shared my thoughts on that world in The Rêveurs, a reflective bit I wrote.  These are the things I love about my travels – the people, the experiences – the good stuff.

This week its back to the grind – six more segments, two more rental cars, two more hotels, and a ship – no rest for the wicked!  It will be a great one – and hopefully fabulous for all.

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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