Road warrior. Unfortunately, the term’s all too familiar. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you travel for business. A lot. When you’re on terra firma, you’re breaking your back preparing for the next trip, tying up loose ends, plowing through paperwork, getting face time with the boss, your staff, your wife and kids, before heading out once again. You pack like a pro, maneuver the taxi stalls and car-rental queues in record time, head to the preferred express line at hotel check-in, and hope that the in-room movies have been updated since your last stay.

You know the drill; you could do it without looking up from your laptop. You’re probably a jaded traveler by now, but I’ll bet you have stories to tell and tips to share. Now’s your chance. By doing so, you could win a Lincoln Navigator and be featured in the pages of American Way.

Enter the American Way-Lincoln Road Warrior Search and tell us about the miles you’ve logged, the hotel rooms you’ve seen, the do’s and don’ts and must-haves that make life on the road bearable. Make sure to elaborate in your answers to the narrative questions — we’re very interested in what you have to say. Three finalists will win round-trip business-class airfare plus accommodations to Europe, compliments of American Airlines Vacations, and one grand-prize winner will get the keys to that Navigator.

We’ll feature the finalists in the December 1 issue, along with travel tales and data from other contest entries, so you can see how your lifestyle compares.

Deadline is July 6. The contest form is on page 74 and online at www.americanwaymag.com/roadwarrior, along with all the details.

Elsewhere in the magazine we want you to share tidbits of another sort, for a new item in Travel Trends called Reader’s Choice (page 17). In every issue, we’ll publish a tip from you, the ultimate road warriors, so tell us your favorite hotel, restaurant, or other can’t- miss travel tips. Log on to americanwaymag.com and click on Travel to submit your ideas.

We’ve heard in reader focus groups that you want to hear about fellow passengers and how they manage life on the road. So open up that laptop and share your knowledge.

ELAINE SRNKA
Editor