13 Travel Tips From Former Cosmo Editor-in-Chief Kate White!

Posted on June 27, 2014

When National Car Rental reached out and asked me if I wanted to write a blog about my business travel habits I jumped at the opportunity. When they took it to the next level and asked if I wanted to interview someone who I admired about their travel habits – I jumped even higher. As soon as they said the word “admired,” I knew who I wanted to call – Kate White.

If you aren’t familiar with Kate White or her work – you should be. She’s the former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine and the author of several books including one of my favorite career books, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This. She’s experienced, well-traveled, smart, sophisticated, and incredibly candid. I’ve spoken to and met with Kate on a few different occasions and was ecstatic when she agreed to be interviewed for my piece.

I loved chatting with Kate White and hearing about her myriad of travel experiences. I asked about her favorite trips and she mentioned her yearly trip to LA where she would stay at the Four Seasons and entertain celebrities (when she was the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo.) The purpose of her trip would be to negotiate which actresses would appear on the cover of the magazine. How glamorous – right?!

As an entrepreneur, my trips aren’t that glamorous. I always joke to friends that I’m lucky if I get put up at a hotel that serves continental breakfast! Hearing about Kate’s travel luxuries definitely makes me jealous of the corporate world. But it also inspires me. I look up to Kate – she’s that person (for me) who I want to be like, dress like, and act like. Here are some of the travel tips you can follow to embrace travel just as Kate does!


Read the interview with Kate White on the Intern Queen Blog!