I’ve recently realized I’m in need of a bible. Not the new & old testament kind, but a Jen Leo personalized don’t-leave-home-without-it travel reference version. A collection of contacts from media and fellow travel writers, to event coordinators, to writing templates, to press releases and promo material for all that I endorse. Biz cards, blog samples, book post cards, resumes and testimonials. I’m not a handspring or Palm pilot type though much of this could be loaded onto my Jornada if I ever get a replacement battery.

We’ll see. I do need it to be put together and it has to be small enough that I can carry it around easily. I’m sure some of you must think that I’d already have all this set up, but half of it is in my head, the other half is in a rolodex I took home when I left TT a few years a go, and the rest I am carry around in efficiently in an overstuffed backpack that has all new people who meet me asking if I’m a student.

Where’s my personal assistant? I ought to add that to my wishlist.


  1. If you figure out the perfect solution to this, please let me know 🙂 I have a semi-travelbible that I carry in the car with me, but it holds only destination and historical info. and that alone is a large ring binder. Everything else is spread between laptop, journals, and what little remains of my brain. I have a Palm Pilot, but can’t get used to using it and I seem to need the tangibleness of paper. (I also seem to be inventing words within this comment, but I think it’s just lack of caffeine 😉 Greetings from Blowing Rock, NC.

  2. Isn’t Joe an absolute riot! I’m cracking my ribs here!

    This may sound simple and obvious, but everything needs to be in one place – whether it’s electronic or not.

    Ask Anthony. He’s super organized. And he wears pants, so I hear!

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