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!