I recently sent in my documents to get my passport. I would like to start traveling the world and I wanted to see if you had any travel tips. I do currently have the Chase Sapphire card, which I love. I was curious if you knew of any travel deals or if there are certain times to book flights to receive good deals?
Having a credit card that offers rewards is important, so you’re off to a good start. I spent a lot of money without getting anything in return for years before I smartened up. I follow The Flight Deal on Twitter and jump on cheap flights when I see them, unless I plan to go somewhere specifically. Also, download Skyscanner. It gives you the cheapest flights leaving your city. The secret to traveling cheap is having flexibility. If you find a flight for $99, it’s likely because it’s not too desirable. It may have a 8 hour layover or be from a Tuesday to Thursday. You have to be willing to decide what you’re willing to give up.
I’m currently in the process of making my blog and was wondering, do you have any advice or tips for a beginner blogger?
Define your audience. That will help you stay on track with what kind of content you’ll need to provide them. Decide how often you will be posting and stick to it. Consistency is key to building a tribe. If you plan to give up when it gets difficult, don’t bother getting started. It’s going to take up a lot of your time, so if you’re not going to keep at it save yourself the time it’ll take to begin. Lastly, be you! Like I mentioned in this post, authenticity will take you further than any other attribute.
I’m set to go to an award gala with my company and don’t want to spend more than $100 on a dress. Any ideas?
I actually just bought this one for an award ceremony I have next Friday and it was only $48. Nobody has time to blow money on a one time dress! All of these are under $80.
I live in Houston too, so I’m in the same boat when it comes to wanting to dress for fall and winter but not wanting to splurge on jackets I won’t really use. What jackets do you think are necessary but won’t make me regret spending the money?
The jackets I think are worth it are a bomber, a leather jacket, a pea coat or a trench, denim jacket and a cargo jacket. They’re all versatile, can be worn with heels, flats or sneakers and for years to come.
I’ll be in Houston for 48 hours at the end of the month. What are your recommended brunch spots?
The Breakfast Klub is a staple here, but I’m not crazy about the food. The lines always out the door but it’s one of those spots where you go just to say you did. Grace’s is really good and I love the garden outdoorsy theme at Tiny Boxwoods. Backstreet Cafe has a good menu and ambiance. Dish Society is an all local restaurant with bomb shrimp and grits.
I read Shonda Rhimes’ “Year of the Yes” after you suggested it and loved it so much I passed it on to a friend so she could enjoy it too. Any new books worth sharing?
I picked up Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur in the airport on the way home from San Francisco and finished it on the plane. It was raw and unexpected, I loved it. I was gifted two books recently. Leading Women where a bunch of bosses share their secrets to business, leadership and life. If you’re in corporate America, buy this book. The other is Nasty Galaxy by Sophia Amoruso, the author of Girl Boss. I haven’t read it yet but I read Girl Boss at least three times so I’m excited. Not to mention the book is so pretty I want to use it as decoration.
I always thank you guys for your continuous support, kind words and encourage and most importantly, your interaction. This blog is for you, so hearing from all of you is so cool. I’m massaging the idea of taking off the month of December to have the time to put together some projects I think each of you will love. If you could, complete this survey for me in order to ensure I’m headed in the right direction.
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