I'm a storyteller.
By day, I'm Lois Lane for a tech company, keeping a few hundred engineers in the know. I give their stories a voice and make sure they get the information that they need.
I'm also a dreamer and a writer. I've worked with authors, companies, and magazines to tell stories - and help them tell their own.
I love good tea, the oxford comma, my husband, and a good book.
Go to your local library and stand in the travel aisle. You'll find hundreds of guides but Lonely Planet is one of the best resources you can get. Check it out because you'll only need it a limited amount of time!
I stayed in a small Courtyard last year and during that time, I had a freak allergy attack. The staff made sure that I had the items that I needed to assuage the allergies and earned my loyalty. The breakfast in the morning? I can't even tell you how wonderful it was. It was positively luxurious compared to the grab and go continental breakfasts of other hotels. There was a chef who would prep a plate for you, staff to refill your coffee, and the food was amazing.
When you are driving across the country, even a Motel 8 looks amazing. I was pleasantly surprised the last time I stayed there - my room was modern, bright, and something I would have expected to pay a lot more for!
I love the price and the flexibility - but when I line up, I feel like I'm one of many cattle, being herded onto a giant cattle car. Some people love that, but I really don't. The employees are awesome.
I know that there's a way to get amazing deals on Priceline (Tim Ferris talks about it - look him up if you don't know about it), but I haven't had the time or patience to do it. I've booked deals on Priceline once. Not a bad experience but not my go-to.