Travel is a pleasure for most of us, and while getting to your destination may be fraught with difficulty, the vacation itself usually makes all the hassle worthwhile. However, business travelers, who experience the myriad flaws in mass transit by virtue of being up in the air monthly or weekly, can find traveling to be very trying. Luckily, by planning ahead and keeping a few tips in mind, even the most frequent travelers will be better able to cope with the indignities and frustrations of modern travel.
A well-organized traveler is a happy traveler. Streamlining as much of the preparation process as possible will make traveling for business far more tolerable. A simple checklist can be a great start, but many experts recommend keeping a packed bag ready at all times. Ideally, your luggage should include a designated spot for everything you bring so that you can quickly see if you have forgotten something. If you have already packed all the travel essentials, you only need to pick out some clothes before hitting the road. To minimize potential luggage problems, consider opting for two smaller bags rather than one large bag. Be sure that both bags will fit under the seat and are made of a flexible material that can be stuffed into a luggage compartment. In addition, don’t forget to bring a compact, high-calorie snack, such as an energy bar, and consider selecting outfits that can be multifunctional to reduce the number of clothing items you have to pack.
While on the road, be sure to prioritize your physical and mental health. The best way to do this is to follow a good routine to help alleviate sleepless nights or jet lag. Whenever possible, avoid airport junk food and use a restaurant-review website to look for promising restaurants in your area instead. Guard your health by bringing along sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer and using them aggressively while navigating dirty airports and hastily cleaned airplanes. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, remember to have fun whenever possible. Consider bringing family members along for longer trips, and try to carve out time for yourself at each destination.