Weekly Recap – August 25-31

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I’ve been missing in action for much of the last week because my schedule has been intense – but in a good way!  Its the start of the university school year and I’ve been knee-deep in sorority recruitment.

There are all kinds of interesting reasons why people travel – work, hobbies, family, friends.  Me?  I get in a few trips a year as a volunteer with my sorority – Gamma Phi Beta – to work hands-on with some of our collegiate chapters.  Its a fun way to stay connected although I’m at the age that getting by on 4 to 6 hours of sleep for several nights in a row while sleeping in a campus chapter house is a struggle!

This past week I started off the week with a four-day conference on the road.  I came home for 24 hours and then headed right back out on a eight-day trip to California.  I was at Sonoma State University for two days and now I’m on my third of five days at University of California – Berkeley.  I’ll then have a quick side trip to Reno for work before I head home.  I consider myself lucky that I get to travel to two great campuses – Sonoma State is one of the most gorgeous campuses in the country and Cal is totally a school I would have applied to as a high school senior if I’d know more about it back then!

We did tackle a few things this past week despite the crazy hours and very limited internet access, but this weekly recap is lighter than normal.

I talked about struggling to keep my head above water when things get too busy (like they still are right now!)

Concerned parents of a child with a nut allergy are taking on American Airlines with their #AAcutoffyournuts campaign

… and related to that, our travel nutrition guest blogger Heather discussed strategies for traveling with food allergies.

And I did get around reviewing one of many hotels I’ve stayed in lately – the Fairfield Inn Sandusky.

I was also issued an ice bucket challenge (one of three I got in a 24 hour period)!

This week I’ll be back to a normal posting schedule in the next 48 hours as I catch up on sleep… I’ve got a lot of interesting things that I’ve run into the past few weeks to recap (and there are lots of interesting things happening in the travel world to talk about)!

Have a great week, wherever you are!


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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 48.5 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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