Weekly Recap – August 18-24

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Its been a change of pace here at Jetsetter’s Homestead. Just thinking through my *personal* weekly recap wore me out.  We returned to business travel after three weeks at home with a three-day trip to Ohio followed by a four day trip to Minneapolis. We’ll have some things to write up in the near future including missing a flight on a screwed up travel day plus three new hotels to review. In the meantime, the sudden shift in routine is kicking our butt – the stop/start cycle of erratic but heavy travel can be a bit disruptive to everyday life!

We had some similar variations in the weekly recap for this blog:

While we were flying, something big happened at home in DFW – the DART Orange Line expanded to DFW, meaning the airport finally gets a decent mass transit solution – and it only took 41 years!

Also around the DFW area, hometown carrier American Airlines announced further changes to first class meal ordering.


On the road, I reviewed the Hyatt Regency Bellevue

… and pondered whether everyone was taking all of their vacation time

… and hoped that no vacations get disrupted by European volcanos.


I reviewed the August Birchbox and Ipsy shipments…

… and changes to the Stitch Fix style profile settings.


On the fun side, there was this little ditty about cheap flights

… and someone won a free month with Rise!


And my colleagues at Prior2Boarding produced some great stuff

a lot of great stuff actually!

And now it’s already another week. Can you believe it?

This week I’m doing more travel but will keep the posts flowing here. We’ll also hear from guest blogger Heather again with more travel nutrition!

Have an amazing week!


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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 nineteen 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 48.5 US states. Once an "every week" road warrior, she now only travels around 100 days a year. She resides in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and playing with her Border Collie/Great Pyreness mix puppy Harley Quinn.

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