Travel Women Profile

On a mission to globally educate, entertain, and inspire people. Serves on the board for many organizations that support and provide care for homeless children and women in need. Has an extreme passion for simply helping other people. Has written 5 popular books. Full time college professor and single mommy of two children; 4 and 6 years old. Talk show and radio host as well as international speaker.

http://www.shelliehipsky.com/

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Travel Tips

Plenty of lolly-pops if you have young children. Stickers are always a big hit with kids. “Anything to keep their little hands and minds busy of course helps, especially on long airplane flights and during airport delays. Today’s technology can help here as well: ipads, electronic games, or anything educational for them” says Hipsky. “ I always pack a pair of pajamas in my carry-on bag as well so they can change into something comfortable if we get held up or delayed.”

“For me personally one of the simple things I do when I pack my suitcase, is to roll the clothes not fold them. This way it helps prevent any wrinkles. Another travel tip is to pick the right shoes. We all know how much room heels take up and if you pick shoes with a more neutral color, you can get by with just one or two pair. This frees up a lot of space in your carry-on bag.”

“Also invest in a good shock-proof carry case for your iPad or laptop computer. The last thing you want to do is get to the business meeting and find your presentations are inaccessible because your ipad is in 7 pieces.”

Favorite Travel Story

“I got the chance to travel to Rome once with a group of my college master students. We all went to see the Sistine chapel together. I for one can tell you it is impossible to describe the sheer awe of standing there in person. No pictures or written descriptions can come close to describing the feeling you get from seeing it for yourself. I am so grateful to have had that experience with my Masters class.”

Favorite Travel Location

“Wow… the 1st thing that comes to mind is the beautiful clear water of Santorini Greece. I had never really seen an ocean that beautiful before. The buildings and homes on the steep cliffs along with some of the most friendly people I have ever met, have allowed me to cherish some personal stories that are uniquely mine. I cannot wait to go back again.”

Favorite Charity

“My favorite charity is Treasure House Fashions, http://www.thfashions.org, which is a non-profit organizations who’s goal is to improve the self-esteem of women, particularly women in crisis, by providing gently-worn high quality clothing. This is the charity I will be donating the proceeds to from my Anatomie Travel Women of the Month Auction. Besides providing clothes, they have done some really cool things, like organizing and paying for high quality family portraits and mommy makeovers. They help battered and abused women get back of their feet and make them feel good about themselves again.”

Extra Travel Bonus

“Women who are traveling should try to collaborate with other women who are doing the same.”

Her secret is simple: Smile at people.

“There is so much opportunity to network and meet other people that so many traveling women just don’t capitalize on. Nearly everyone you meet will bring something to the table that can help you and vice versa. Don’t be afraid to talk to strangers, it can turn into a fruitful long term relationship for both you and them. From a business perspective and personally.

Anatomie’s Travel Women of the Month program honors women who are smart, stylish, sexy, fashion conscious, beautiful and are experienced travelers. In her honor, Anatomie makes a donation to the charity of her choice.