Other than that, I’ve been in the room working: on blog posts or on guest posts or editing or answering emails, etc. Typical days for me except in a cooler place with huge pine trees and an absolutely gorgeous lake.
Here’s a few things I’ve learned:
1. If you’re gonna work in your hotel room, close the curtains on the window overlooking the pool.What lessons have you learned at conferences or hotels?
2. Stop at a store and buy apples, bananas, and Diet Coke or you’re stuck going downstairs and buying a turkey sandwich for $9.
3. Not everywhere is as hot as central Texas. Take a jacket.
4. If you find a hotel with free WiFi, take all your vacations there and encourage organizations to plan their conferences there and then tell me so I can start a list.
5. Get a hair cut before you go. Bangs cut in front of a mirror with curved fingernail scissors are embarrassing.
6. When they give you a nametag and tell you to add a funny ribbon to it, don’t choose “I Read Your Email.” “I Smell Farts” would probably garner less weird looks.
7. If someone says, “Try a Pomegranate Licorice Martini,” don’t do it. Seriously. Don’t.