1. Start with what you know. This could be your hometown, but it could also be a subject you know well. If you know a lot about wine or yoga or bikes – pitch a story on a new wine region or yoga retreat or bike tour. Real, demonstrable subject-matter experience means instant credibility. And […]
Although I’m happily settled down as a mom, dog-owner, and successful travel writer and author, I have this recurring dream that I’m still a flight attendant. It usually starts with a call from the crew desk of one of my former airlines (United and Virgin America). Through a computer glitch, they have somehow forgotten I […]
A flight attendant. My love letter to air crew at Wandermelon. When I tell people I spent five years as a flight attendant, they often ask if I still get free flights to dreamy vacation destinations like Hawaii or Grand Cayman. Unfortunately not. What these folks don’t realize, though, is that holidays in Honolulu weren’t […]
Being a flight attendant isn’t easy, but it’s one of the best jobs on earth. Unless you’re extremely well-traveled already, you’ll probably see more places in your first few months on the job than you have in your life. You’ll work with incredible people, have a lot of time off, and no matter what, life […]
I thought I missed London before watching this…Variety Lab sampling Blossom Dearie’s I Like London in the Rain for Hotel Costes.