Travel Tip Tuesday: Tips from Josephine Lee, Founder of The Pointe Shop

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We connected with Josephine Lee, founder of The Pointe Shop to learn more about her travel tips. She taught us about the importance of leaving your stress and demands of work at the door. Her advice? Unplug and use the flight time to unwind.

Josephine explains that she has to travel often for work, and that can be a real drain on anyone. “I was flying to New York from California for the third time in a few weeks. Needless to say, I was completely jet lagged and tired. On top of that, I felt behind at work and was anxious the entire time I was on the flight because I had all my emails and text messages going.” We can relate- nothing says STRESS like the incessant chime coming from your phone and laptop.

But with frequent travel comes experience. In fact, Josephine has made some significant changes to her travel rituals. Her tip to fellow AirPretty travelers is to unplug and unwind. Even better, she loves to “read a book or try to do some creative work without interruptions”. And experts agree- taking time to flex your creative muscles is a phenomenal de-stresser and actually improves your mood.

In addition, taking a break from technology and work has multiple benefits including enhanced productivity, neck, back, and eye strain mitigation, and the ability to recharge, increasing happiness and energy levels.

“Now I take full advantage of the time I have on flights. I normally don’t have the luxury to press pause on my life so on flights, I keep my Wi-Fi turned off (no matter how long the flight).”

So on your next trip, try taking a page from Josephine’s playbook and create time for yourself. Turn off your devices and focus on things you enjoy, like reading, writing, coloring, or meditating. Happy traveling!

About Josephine Lee:

Josephine Lee is an industry leading entrepreneur and an award winning public speaker.

Josephine graduated from the University of Southern California in 2010 with a degree in Communication. She was a sports anchor for a student produced nightly newscast called Annenberg TV News. After graduation, she joined Toastmasters International to continue her education in communication. In 2016, she rose above 35,000 contestants to win 3rd place in the World Championship of Public Speaking. This etched her in history as the first Korean American woman to place in the final stage.

Her talents apply to business as well. Josephine opened a dance retail store called Dancer’s Choice Dance Supply in Irvine, CA in 2010. After recognizing a need for more accessible and knowledgeable pointe shoe fittings, she started a traveling pointe shoe fitting company called The Pointe Shop in January of 2014. The Pointe Shop offers professional fittings inside ballet studios as well as individual fittings at the flagship store in Santa Ana, CA. Convenience and expertise helped The Pointe Shop rise to becoming one of the top pointe shoe retailer in the country.

Don’t forget to share your tips in the comments below for a chance to be featured as one of our AirPretty Travel Experts on Travel Tip Tuesday! Check back next Tuesday for more helpful travel tips!

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