A few weeks back I was invited to represent Babble at a “Family Travel Tips” event on the Upper East Side.
Going to these kinds of events has been really fun for me. I am hardly the type of polished blogger that I usually encounter at these things, and I feel like an outsider learning a whole new language. For instance, when Marcia Cross tells you she thinks your baby is beautiful and then mimes taking a bite of his thighs, it’s important to remember 1. why on earth you’re there to begin with, 2. to please not attack the celebrities, and 3. to try to physically restrain yourself from performing a spontaneous audition for a part on Desperate Housewives. That kind of thing. In this way, blogging/PR events are way fun, but also very stressful.
(I’d make a really great “somewhat short neighbor who harbors a deep secret and hits on everyone’s husbands,” don’t you think? I’m sure Marcia agreed.)
But back to this travel event: This travel event was AWESOME. No desperate housewives, but crazy amounts of great tips. I found myself getting terribly excited, even though I won absolutely nothing in any of the drawings (rude).
Now you tell me: what are your best travel tips?