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It's conference season, and no matter what your line of work, the best tips about packing for/traveling to/and getting the most from a professional gathering come from writers, a couple of thousand of whom will descend upon Anaheim next week for Romance Writers of America's 2012 National Conference.
The first four of the following links suit women attending any kind of conference. The last two are specific to RWA 2012. Read on and travel well.
Jami Gold has crafted a packing list I'm going to copy and use and/or modify for every trip I take. (If you run into her in
, thank her for me.) Anaheim
Once you've assembled everything you plan on your trip, you have to pack it. At Lady Scribes, Erin Knightley created a video that shows her packing a single carry-on bag for RWA 2011. She fit multiple outfits into a single carry-on, thus avoiding a checked-bag fee. As if that feat weren't enough, she made follow-up video showing the outfits she wore at the conference. I'm in awe.
August McLaughlin recently traveled to Thrillerfest. Luckily for us, she shared her pre-conference preparation.
A follow-up post by August reminds us the best-laid plans can blow up in our faces--but travel bloopers make excellent conversation starters.
If you're going to RWA2012, the following links are essential reading. At Writers in the Storm, Jenny Hansen offers ideas for dining on the cheap in
plus other conference tips. She also offers the perspective of an Anaheim local re things to do/places to see outside the conference hotel. Orange County
Wherever you're headed this summer, have a wonderful trip.