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As the 2013 baseball season gets under way, families are planning trips to the ball park. But baseball games, while less expensive than basketball and football, are increasingly pricier. My family of five New York Mets fans can easily drop a couple hundred dollars on premium seats, parking or public transportation, food, drinks and souvenirs.
Like many moms who travel frequently, I keep a bag packed with all my cosmetics, ready to drop into a suitcase whenever I hit the road. Turns out that may not be the best thing.
Sequestration has been a hot topic of debate since it came into the public eye in late February. The big question is Will sequestration affect travel? No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on most folks want things to go smoothly when they travel but with budgetary cutbacks in US Customs and Border Patrol delays will be seen. Between the combination of hiring freezes, furloughs, and reduction in overtime US Customs and Border Protection is advising travel industry partners that peak wait times at land crossings could double and airport wait times particularly at gateway airports could increase by 50% or more resulting in 3-4 hour waits. (US Customs and Border Protection Travel Industry Letter)
As the mother of a nine-month-old who was still nursing and an almost three-year-old, taking a business trip was not my ideal way to spend three days and two nights. Between missing my family and pumping three times a day, not to mention 12-hour work days, I did not book my airline tickets without carefully evaluating if the trip was necessary. But, alas, there is business that simply needs to happen in person and that is why I boarded a plane to San Francisco and then drove to Palo Alto.