I'm a 37-year old Seattle girl who was bitten by the travel bug on my first tour of Europe in 2004. This personal blog follows my attempts to visit as many countries as I can, as often as my budget will allow. Since starting this blog in 2007, I've also worked as a freelance copywriter for an online travel publication. This only served to add even more must-see locations to my already extended list.
Follow me as I try to balance "real life" with exploring the world, all while trying to conquer a wickedly ironic case of homesickness.


A thankless job

I've often watched flight attendants in wonderment at how stressful their job must be. I never traveled much when it was a coveted career to have; all my travels have been after the 9/11 downfall of airline quality. From my perspective, flight attendants are glorified babysitters or referrees constantly deflecting a mass riot in the most stressful circumstances possible. And all at 35,000 feet in the air. I could never, ever do what they do for a living. Not ever.

So I found this article to be very fascinating peek into just that. My heart goes out to them; they're stuck between their companies, pinching every penny possible, and their customers, being pinched.

In fact, I think I'll tip my attendant on my flight this week...

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