Monday, July 14, 2014

Trip Preparation #BlogHer14 Tips & Dressing for San Jose Weather


For those of you attending with me, we're less than two weeks out from BlogHer 2014 in San Jose, July 24-26. That means a few important things. If you haven't already, it's not only time to decide what to wear and to start packing your bags, it's also time to prepare your family for the days when you'll be out of town and they'll be left fending for themselves.

Me in the BlogHer Expo Hall last year,
Don't procrastinate. Take it from someone who knows, I've been there and done that and all it does is cause undue stress. Start packing now, rather than waiting till the last minute, it's as easy as that. To help you with the task, consider some of the trip preparation ideas that have worked for me for the past four years attending this fun and rewarding event where you'll get to meet old friends as well as the bloggers and brands IRL that you may have previously only known virtually.

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
San Jose, though it is in Northern California and just about 50 miles south of San Francisco, can be flaming hot in summer during the days in the low 90s and a bit cool in the evenings, dropping down into the upper 50s. It doesn't typically rain this time of year, so you probably don't need to worry about that...but you never know for sure. 

Off-site Big Toy Book 2013 Event, 
So definitely check the host conference city San Jose, California's on being sure to look at not only the current high and low temperatures but also the predictions for the weekend. In fact -- not that the weatherman is always right -- you can get the extended forecast for 5 and 10 days in advance. 

With weather that has a summer temperature range of as much as 40 degrees, and the fact that you'll be indoors and outdoors and maybe walking a bit to various venues around the convention center and your hotel, dressing in layers is the best way to make sure you're covered in all kinds of weather.

Image by Janis Brett Elspas,
For more on what to pack and 8 Must Know Packing Tips for BlogHer don't miss this post. Also read this post for some great advice on smartphones, tablets, and cameras and related accessories to make your conference trip productive.

Image provided by BlogHer
I can't wait to say hello to all my old friends as well as get to know new ones in San Jose. So please be sure to say hello, unless I reach out to you first. I really hope we get to finally meet each out in real life!

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