Editor’s note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, it looks I will be traveling for the company I work for. Any tips?
A: Eat before you head to the airport. It will save you some money. Get a good, small travel bag that will hold just what you need. Pack light. Every town has a big box store that will have anything you forget. Get to your gate as early as possible. And, an airport is a great place to read a book or two.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...