A Practical Guide for Business Women
If you want an example of outdated advice this is the book. It is full of technology references and advice that would probably be unknown to anyone under the age of 40. Although safety in travel is an excellent topic, this one doesn’t even come close to today’s reality. This was before any rolling suitcases were popular, tighter airport security, not to mention the amount of technology changes since 1979. Some highlights of the advice:
Things to pack:
- First aid kit
- Manicure set
- craft projects
- 8 track tapes or cassette tape player
- golf clubs
- disco dress
Other advice includes strategies for avoiding sexual harassment, using a travel agent, getting hotel reservations, etc. I think this book was probably edgy and helpful in 1979 (edgy, because women could go out alone and travel by themselves!). This book probably was outdated by the late 1980s.
I really want Holly to write a travel guide for airplane travel. If given the chance, I think she would love to grab the microphone while people are taking seats on an airplane and yell at people about proper luggage stowing. Without fail, there is always some guy putting his hat and raincoat in the overhead bin and I have watched her struggle not to shout at the guy for wasting overhead luggage space.
Happy travel everyone.