Time once more to bring a new recruit into the ranks of the #TAFTA world, and I’m sure you’ll all agree that this accolade is far better than a giant end of year bonus. It’s a tough gig, but someone’s got to do it. So please join us in welcoming our brand new board member… Road Warriorette.
Like A Boss…
It’s very rare that we come up against an issue of anonymity in the travel blogging world. As people who have journeyed even a little will attest, it’s a grand thing to be able to show off the miles under your belt. But five years down the line, the enigmatic Texan known simply as Road Warriorette refuses to quit on the secret of her alter ego. If there were any credentials that prove that this gal really wasn’t in it for the glory, her clandestine characteristic has got to be it.
Warriorette, Come Out To Play…
The design of the blog is simple. No frills, no fanciness. Simple, elegant, and rich in words. It’s a pretty startling comparison to so many others who try to make a go of it in the digital world with all their bells and whistles in tow. But the Warriorette doesn’t go into the battle weighed down with showy widgets. Her posts cut through the tedium of continual travel, with a keen eye and sharp wit, and come out on top. Presumably, she’s not getting too tired of wielding her passport at terminal staff so far.
The kind of insight on offer here can really only come from the mind of one who has clocked up enough air miles to make Branson blush. Taking care to note the little things that wouldn’t cross the mind of the casual flier, her focus on the oft overlooked aspects of travelling comfortably make up a significant percentage of this veritable goldmine of advice. Who else, for example, has an entire portion of their site dedicated to extolling the virtues of a sensibly snug pair of travelling shoes? If there’s ever been an issue you’ve encountered on your excursions between airport lounges, you can pretty much guarantee this site’s got it covered.
Although the blog does state its women-centric perspective from the off (positively shocking, considering the source), there is a great deal here that those of a more masculine persuasion can identify and engage with. For every post that deals with the ins and outs of travel toiletries or taking flight in your first trimester, there’s an equally enlightening take on packing your bags for a conference or the elite perks one might experience in the upper class. Throw in a few polls and you’ve got someone genuinely interested in, and learning from, the experiences of her own readership. Nice touch.
And then there’s talk of Travel Etiquette – a conversational topic that every person who’s ever gone from A to B could keep going on a very slow boat to China…and back. The Warriorette presents her cases for and against repeat offenders with such reason and composure, we wonder why she hasn’t been given saint hood yet. But maybe one passengers patience is another’s A and E patient. Happily, we can report, verbal bashing (though eloquently done) does occur for the very worst of wrongdoers. Scoundrels.
For first timers set to embark on the world of business travel to those hardened frequent fliers who keep the country going, y’all should do yourselves a favour and check in with Road Warriorette’s chronicles. There’s no doubt we’d give her a glowing reference.
On the rollerdex. More biz bloggers to have on speed dial…
Gulliver (The Economist) – Determined to keep you abreast of every aspect of life on the globe, The Economist’s correspondents’ deliver short, sharp bursts on the business of travel through its cut and dry, reporter style posts. We’d expect nothing less from this lot.
Smart Women Travelers/Pearls of Wisdom – a dedicated community blog for people on the move, in all aspects of life. Founder Carol Margolis has created an informative and instructive resource for those wanting to make connections across the world.
Unfinished Man Travel – Neat and tidy posts giving tips and tricks for the upwardly mobile members of generation Y. These guys cover an awful lot of ground (figuratively and literally).
Flyertalk – Bending the rules slightly, but this frequent flyer forum could well be the beating heart of business travel, its veins pumping with information from the ground, on the wing and in the air. Look out for hilarious input from the infamous mod, Eight Black.
THE NEXT #TAFTA TOPIC WILL BE: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOG! Who are the bright young things set to go stratospheric in the months to come?
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