In Flight Reading

Posted August 16, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

Today, I’m embarking on my first and only vacation of the summer, back to my hometown for my niece’s birthday and my high school reunion. Can I just say a sarcastic, “woo-hoo” about the latter? But despite my excitement to see family and friends, one of my favorite things about traveling to my hometown is the uninterrupted reading time I’ll get on the planes and in the airports. In that spirit, I’m giving you some of my favorite “in-flight reading” (and viewing) suggestions:

  • It seems like every month, O Magazine puts together an activity of some sorts – journaling to find your inner goddess or creating your personal brand. And it’s always the 10 page section of the magazine I skip and say “I’ll do that later.” Airplanes are a perfect time to get those activities.
  • That book you’ve been meaning to read. I religiously read on my iPad only, so when someone sends me a book to read, its impossible for me to find time to read it. It’s just so easy to pick up the iPad in the dark instead of turning on the lights to read a real book. The airplane (especially the one to my hometown where you can’t use electronic devices) is perfect for that!
  • TED Talks. The TED app is fantastic in that it lets you save TED Talks to watch when you’re offline. Save a bevy of “women of TED” and you’re set for as long as you need. It’s fantastic!
  • Amazon Prime. We’ve switched from that big online movie rental place to Amazon Prime for a number of reasons, but one of which being you can watch rented and purchased movies offline….like on a plane!

Let your time on the plane be time for you. It’ll make the start and finish of your vacation much more relaxing.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."