Cindy Novotny

Why I Love Traveling


As many of you know I am always on the road for my job.  This week has been even more exciting than most.  I flew to London and each night when I finished my sessions we jumped on a train and headed to a new city in England. 

I have heard from so many people say that my job is so stressful.  Running from offices to train stations in heels, getting on the train, making conference calls and getting in after 9:00 pm each night!  I LOVE it.  Different cities, different cultures, different food and lovely landscape along the route. 

I organized my travel bag for this trip well before we started.  Normally my lip gloss is tucked in between my USB cords, my power pack is not re-charged, my train tickets are buried under stacks of files and I am a ‘hot mess.’

Not this time – I used my best travel tips on myself. 

I love my Tumi carry-on but it is heavy, so I am on the lookout for a lighter version of my favorite bag to make traveling easier.  I have been looking at a few different websites of new companies like Away at their new carry-on bags.  There are so many options.

Let me know if you know of a light carry-on for computers and work versus clothes!

So that takes me to my other message of traveling today.  I really don’t have a bucket list as the world is on my list.  I also want to take travel back to a much grander time when you were excited about your upcoming trip.  Where you dressed well, thought of travel as personal transformation and were curious.  I want to live my whole life and be present on all my journeys – not living in a bubble acting like a know-it-all.

Get out and enjoy this fabulous world, even if you jump in your car this weekend and explore your own back yard.