Casual Fridays #2 - On the Road


In this week’s installment of Casual Fridays, I talk about how I personally prepare for business trips.  A few keys for me are taking my morning prayer routine with me, “preplanning” my time as much as possible, checking on the technology that will be available in the places I visit, and leaving a “buffer day” of unscheduled time when I return to my home office.  Does your job take you away from home or the office frequently?  Do you enjoy business travel, or find it overly disruptive?  How do you keep in touch with your family when you’re on the road?  Finally, I’d love to hear your suggestions for upcoming installments of Casual Fridays!

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

1 Comment

  1. My husband used to travel a lot and phone calls, especially to check in, were important to us. He hasn’t travelled in the last 4 or 5 years, but I’ve started to. How funny is that? In this era of text messages, I find that most useful… travel is usually pretty hectic, and the kind of stuff I do doesn’t lend itself to going off in a corner and placing a call…so well timed texts keep us not only in touch, but often playful, which makes the separation a little more bearable.

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