Juggling a successful career on the
road and a happy family at home takes some know-how. Here's
how some of our Road Warrior contestants manage to do both,
and do them well.
The importance of family, and the extra effort it takes to be a
good parent when your job takes you away from home - this recurring
theme peppered the entries of thousands of our most seasoned Road
Warriors. So much so that we wanted to share with you some of their
most profound and revealing thoughts, tips, and tales.
"Many people can't understand how I can travel and be away from
home as much as I am. I usually tell them that I probably spend
more quality time with my family now than I did be-
fore I started traveling because I know how valuable my time with
them is and I try not to put them off until
- Michael Whitaker, Omaha, Nebraska
allows me a little extra time to think about personal and
family matters - things I need to do for and/or with my wife and
kids, and things I want to do with them."
- Paul Herring, Dallas, Texas
"I am a working mother and have been for all my children's lives
(they are now 11 and 14). I like to travel to bathe when I want,
eat what I want, watch shows that I want, read when I want. I spend
all my non-work time with my children, and it's great to run away
for a small part of the time."
- Denise Barlock, Raleigh, North Carolina
What's Your Day Job?
"When my son was in kindergarten, the teacher asked everyone what
their parents did. My son said, 'My dad does all the traveling for
IBM.' That's what he thought my job was."
- Keith Bright, Cedar Park, Texas