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.