Six Weeks on The Road-What Have I Learned
More Lessons from the Road Part 2

More Lessons From the Road

Yesterday I wrote about Regus, Priority Pass and Boingo as essential lessons learned from being on the road. Here are a few more.

1. Staying Organized with your Travel-Nothing beats TripIt as a SaaS based personal travel manager. With all my reservations in one place, and on my calendar I know what I'm doing, without having to go fishing through emails or carry a bunch of confirmations as paper. For BlackBerry users, the BB Travel app is a similar and as powerful app.

2. Easyjet Plus-I pay an annual fee and get gratis Speedy Boarding, which means I'm almost always one of the first ten to board (usually more like number one or two) and as much I fly around Europe, Easyjet is the Southwest equal. That said, learning how to use RyanAir isn't all bad, and discovering other airlines like Air Berlin, LuxAir, AirNiki and other "regional" and discount airlines over in Europe is making travel easier, cheaper and more convenient. 

3. Hotel VIP Programs-I'm a Royal Ambassador with InterContinental, and that means I've gone to the very top. They loyalty to one property in SF gets me amazing rooms in other parts of the world. Suites are the standard, and after being in Porto, London and Madrid with them the last six weeks, I really do feel like home. In Madrid upon arrival, there was a Hendrick Martini, iced tea and chilled water delivered to my room thanks to the team back in San Francisco. That kind of "personal" touch made Madrid feel like I was "home" in my home away from home, and as a road warrior, the kind of extra effort that keeps one loyal.



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