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The Groups Today Blog includes unique personal perspectives on a multitude of topics relevant to group travel industry leaders, business owners and planners.

I am an extrovert. I like meeting new people and often make a point to do so while traveling, while out to dinner or even in the elevator. Meeting and talking with new people is, honestly, a favorite thing of mine. So gearing up for my first formal networking event, I put on my new black pumps and suit dress, made up my hair and makeup, and felt ready.

Maybe you're traveling and don't know what to pack. Maybe you're headed into the office, and don't know what to wear. Either way, having it all in your wardrobe doesn't require owning it all.

Delayed flights, cancellations, lost baggage ... While air travel is notorious for unpredictability, United States airlines canceled fewer flights and lost fewer bags in November 2016 than in any month in more than two decades.

Let's talk about the weather ... but this ain't no small talk! Weather is one of the unpredictable legs of a trip, and according to weather.com, the globe has been experiencing five weather events atypical for this time of year. From Mississippi Valley flooding to record-low snowfall and low-pressure centers off the southeast U.S. coast, the normally unpredictable weather has also been uncharacteristic.

After eight years in the White House, we all know that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are BFFs (best friends foreva!). Theirs is a bromance unlike any other. And now that these two are off the clock, there's no better time for some quality bonding on vacation. Here are prime brocation destinations for our former leaders.

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Literally.

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Wine Tasting Code Words

My wife is one of the most polite people you could ever meet. Whether this is due to her upbringing, an aspect of her demeanor, or just her go-to behavior, she is polite to a fault. This materializes itself in often unexpected places: She lets the neighborhood kids have first go at the biggest, ripest blackberries that grow on our fence; she feels compelled to listen to the full pitch when eating the food samples at our local price club; she turns shades of blush if anyone in our party offers criticism of a winery's offerings in front of the person pouring. After all, if you don't have something nice to say ...