10 globaltravelerusa.com MARCH 2019
Q&A WITH JANICE HECHT,
In our January 2019 issue and first
publication of the new year, Jan
Hecht, senior editor, mentioned the
importance of optical care in daily
life and while traveling. Discussing
a personal experience on a trip
brought up the questions: Do you
take special precautions to protect
your eyes when traveling? Have
you experienced eye problems
I have incredibly sensitive eyes
and make sure I always have
drops and sunglasses with me.
I have a backup pair in my car,
purse and several around the
house to make it easier for me to
just grab and go.
JESSICA REED, via email
Optical health is so important
but so easily overlooked. We
definitely take our vision for
granted when we’re young.
JONATHAN B. MCFARLAND,
LETTER TO THE PUBLISHER
In the January 2019 issue, pub-
lisher and CEO Francis X Gallagher
discussed his month of planned
business trips along with the
upcoming Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society’s Red & White Ball. The
event is hosted in Philadelphia,
and Global Traveler’s editor in
chief co-chairs the ball’s silent
auction, offering a long list of
items (many travel-centric) to bid
on. This inspired a few readers to
I’ve been a long-standing sup-
porter of LLS and will keep my
eye out for the link to bid.
ANGELA NEWMAN, via email
Supporting organizations like
the Red Cross and Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society is a great way
to give back. Keep up the good
WILLIAM T., via email
TSA WORKERS MAINTAIN
In our Jan. 9 eFlyer USA newslet-
ter, we discussed the government
shutdown and how TSA employees
worked to maintain security de-
spite no pay and low morale. A few
readers wrote in with thoughts.
TSA workers receiving no pay:
Truly deplorable! All this is a
political ploy from outrageous
politicians. TSA workers are
there to ensure national secu-
rity. They need to be paid. Creat-
ing bad morale and causing vital
TSA people to leave their jobs
to find a way to pay their bills
puts our nation in dire security
danger. The ones who need to
find new jobs are the politicians.
Both sides act worse than a
3-year-old in temper tantrums.
PAT LENHART, Los Angeles,
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Q&A WITH STEPHANIE MAKOWSKI, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
March is our GT Tested Reader Survey awards recap. I’m interested in
knowing what our readers value most when voting for a brand. Between
customer service, product and convenience, which do you find is most
important when choosing your favorite?
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