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Thursday AM December 24th, 2009

Business travelers have to work at balancing dual lives at home and on the road. There’s a web site that helps women business travelers with their unique challenges. Ed Mayberry reports.


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The founder of Smart Women Travelers is a travel consultant who has collected pearls of wisdom over many years of traveling.  Carol Margolis’ travels were not without guilt, because it was at a time that she was raising two children.

“Well, Smart Women Travelers was founded as a result of my 24 years of business travel experience, and going through the challenges of raising kids while I’m on the road, traveling virtually every week.  So Smart Women Travelers is full of tips and strategies on how to travel smarter, how to travel safer, how to balance with the family at home, and really, how to find the enjoyment in travel.”

Margolis says technology has made it easier to keep in touch and easier to take the office with you.

“Social networking has definitely made things easier, because you can keep in touch via Facebook, now, with more friends than you’ll ever be able to make phone calls to.  We fly to work, so we’ve got to have everything we need, our laptop, all of our technology with us.  And when you’re in a hotel room it’s easy to be consumed by work and to work, you know, until you can’t keep your eyes open at night.  How to balance the work, how to maintain a good calendar so you can balance things at home, as well.”

Her web site discusses packing your suitcase, staying safe on the road and how to maintain a romantic relationship while on the road.

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