Business travel can be a lot of fun, but it can be a stressful experience, too. Dorie Clark over at Entrepreneur has posted 5 great tips to improve your business travel experience. You can check it out there or our highlights below.
1. Make use of a travel checklist
Even if you’re a frequent traveler, you can still benefit from a travel checklist. In fact, it’s even more useful because frequent travelers will often get into “the zone” and leave behind something essential – like their laptop! No matter what your job is, your goal is to optimize performance. Be the best business traveler you can by following a checklist.
2. Pain relievers are your friends
An hour or two before you leave for the airport, take a couple of pain relievers. It’s common for travelers to get headaches due to dehydration, neckaches from carrying heavy bags, and stomachaches from eating at unusual hours. Pre-emptive pain relievers can help you avoid this unnecessary suffering.
3. Carry an energy bar at all times
Delays happen – and multi-hour delays happen, too. If you get stuck at an airport with many other flights that are also stuck, you can find yourself in a situation where the vendors are no longer open, or they can literally sell out of food. Have an energy bar on hand in case this happens to you.
4. Always write down room numbers
Even if you’re great with numbers, it’s easy to confuse last week’s Houston hotel room number with this week’s Orlando number. Just open your smartphone, get into a “notes” function, and jot down your room number. It can save you a lot of time and grief in the future.
5. Make a point of having a good meal on every trip
Use an app like Yelp to discover the best local foods at every destination. Try a new spot every trip, even if you’ve found a delicious spot in the past. Cab drivers typically know the best food in the area, so don’t be afraid to hop in a cab and trust the driver to take you to a delicious, locals-only spot.
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