About Tara M

Tara has always had a passion for discovering new cultures, from convincing her mother to host a French exchange student in High School to studying abroad twice, coordinating exchange programs at her university Study Abroad Center, to spending a month backpacking through Europe. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in French with a minor in Communications. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who lived in Cameroon, West Africa for two years, she looks forward to making the best Crashpad possible in Dallas Ft Worth! She’s also a travel writer/blogger at Crew Travelers, business owner, property manager, wifey, dog mom, and humanitarian. Tara lives in Dallas Texas, where she’s happily married to the tech genius who built and maintains this beautiful website!
19 06, 2018

Makeover Your Crashpad Bed: 10 Things You Need

2019-03-19T18:45:33-05:00June 19th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Love Your Home Away from Home! Now that you've found the perfect crash pad for you, equipped with a cold bed to call your own, it's time claim the bunk and to make your bed truly yours! A little love goes a long way, and this is your home away from home, so go ahead and get comfortable! We've compiled a list of items that we've noticed commuting airline crew use to improve and personalize the space over the years. New hire or seasoned commuting crew, here are some suggestions to help give your bed the perfect makeover!  1. [...]

14 11, 2017

Commuting Airline Crew: Get Organized!

2019-03-19T18:45:33-05:00November 14th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

For most travelers, organization and preparation will improve their experience. However, for flight crew traveling is more than just an experience. It is a lifestyle, a way of life, and for many of us, our livelihood. When we get organized, our entire life becomes easier as our stress and panic melt away. I put together a few tips below to help you better adapt to airline life while maintaining your sanity!   Packing Cubes Packing cubes are the first item on my list because they eliminate so much stress during the packing process! They encourage organization so that you can [...]

27 09, 2017

What is a Crash Pad?

2020-01-10T21:17:41-05:00September 27th, 2017|How to start a Crashpad, Tips|0 Comments

Unless you’ve already worked in the airline business previously, you were probably scratching your head the first time you heard this term. As a flight attendant in training academy, it certainly took a few minutes to wrap my head around it. The idea of 14 flight attendants sharing one three-bedroom apartment. […]

31 07, 2017

Hot Bed vs. Cold Bed: What Newhires Need To Know

2019-03-19T18:45:52-05:00July 31st, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

I’ve managed crash pads for four years, and I realized there was a need for this post when I was asked what a hot bed was 3 times within one day by prospective renters. If you’re a new hire airline crew commuter, or you will be soon, here’s what you need to know.

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8 07, 2017

Commuter Airline Crew Packing List

2019-03-19T18:45:52-05:00July 8th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

Four years ago I began my life as a new hire flight attendant, and shortly thereafter I started a chain of airline crashpads which has brought me into touch with commuter airline crew from all over the world. Based on suggestions and advice I’ve received over the last several years, I’ve composed a list of recommendations for my fellow airline crew- and essential to every commuter!

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10 02, 2017

What You Need To Know About Crash Pads

2020-01-10T21:07:07-05:00February 10th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

10 Things to Remember When Looking for a Crash Pad There are so many details to consider when looking for a crash pad! After more than 4 years in the crash pad business and working as a flight attendant, I decided to create a list of considerations to help commuters who are looking for a decent place to rest their head between work flights, home and those lovely reserve days. My hope is that this list will serve as a starting point for those of you who don’t know where to start at all. […]