"Hi all: Know it may be off-subject, but want to announce that I've a new blog. Yes, I am your "Ms. Behaving," the glamourpuss who will -- gently -- guide readers through travel etiquette, customs (domestic and foreign), and general quandries on the…"
"I make sure I ask at check-in, and keep all my boarding passes as a precaution. One note: sometimes the kind of ticket booked by a pr agency for a press trip won't qualify for ff miles; always good to check before you go. Get those miles!"
"I just attended the CLIA (Cruise Line Industry Association) annual press conference this morning and the Haiti issue was right up front. All -- industry folk and the press attending -- seemed to agree: to NOT go to Labadee would put an additional…"
"Am I the only person who gets irritated when PR people use this forum to push their clients/endeavors? The most recent post seeking "journalistic stories" made me feel like the inept have infiltrated the fort..."
"Hi Susan: Let's finally schedule that lunch after I return from Arizona at the end of the month! Was so great to see you at the NYTWA luncheon, and hope we can get more time to dish in the New Year.
"I am reminded of the classic A.J. Liebling quote: "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." As travel media professionals, we are entrepreneurs (even if we didn't start out to be).
To Max's question: in 2010 we have to take…"
I had a conversation tonight at a party with fellow travel writers and editors, and an epiphany ensued. To wit:
The label of "travel writer" has been cheapened over time -- and not by us. In truth, a real travel writer is a generalist,…"
"In the Golden Age of travel trips -- 10-15 years ago -- Susan's comment might hold water. But with respect, I can tell you that not having tips in their PR budget these days is more the norm; PR agencies, for the most part, are being squeezed just…"
"I agree that housekeeping is rarely -- if ever -- included. Housekeeping is always the one left out, and whether I'm on a personal trip or a hosted one, I always leave something (including complimentary bottle of wine, etc.) with a note to thank…"
"David, are you listening? There must be a wholesale place that will have unisex martini glass lapel pins, suitable for our sophisticated bunch to place on lapel, jacket, dress (and most have olives, which is a must given the new logo). Do you want…"