I recently reviewed five years of travel expenses for school Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard.
Before revealing what I found, it is important you understand why I am qualified to pass judgment.
Since 1983, I have attended, spoken, exhibited and organized dozens of conferences.
In all the years I traveled, I never purchased anything from a minibar, never charged a movie to my room, never ordered room service and tried whenever possible to eat economically, avoiding hotel restaurants as they are notoriously more expensive than outside eateries.
In cities such as Philadelphia, New York or Chicago, I avoided expensive taxis into town in favor of the trains, for about $5 each way. In other cities, I preferred a group shuttle service, which often cost far less than a taxi, the transportation of last resort.