Smart. Easy. Business Travel

Traveling abroad for business can be a fun adventure, but it also needs to be taken seriously. Planes, airports, and security check-in lines are more congested than ever, and everyone needs to consider any way to reduce the stress and difficulties associated with traveling.

Before traveling to a different country, whether for work or pleasure, it’s essential to learn the rules and systems of your destination, while also preparing yourself for your trip. The following are a quick list of travel tips for the weary business traveler to consider learning from them will bring smoothness on your journey.

I was talking to my friend Megan Renee, owner Love Is Blonde Hair Salon in Costa Mesa, CA about her favorite travel tips and she gave me this advice.

Be organized

Make a travel checklist of the work-related things that you require such as your laptop, printed reports on folders, flash drive, brochures, calculators and so on. It will help you remember the important and urgent tasks. Pack light and limit your baggage to a few of soft leather carry-on bags, one for the overhead while the other one for under the seat.

Avoid a roller piece of carry-on luggage; they are more likely to be a required check-in item. Also, try and pack clothes that are less likely to wrinkle. Here is a quick trick for removing wrinkles. Pack some Snuggle softener sheets that you use in your home dryer. Take any wrinkled items and roll them in the hotel dryer for ten minutes or so with a moisten Snuggles sheet and see the wrinkles disappear.

Pack socks and underwear inside your shoes. It will save space and keep the shape of your shoes intact. Also, pack your belts around the edge of your suitcase. When deciding the items to pack, choose necessities items that may make your business travel just a little more comfortable.

Budget Conscious

Look for package deals, reasonably-priced business hotels, promo flights, or even nearby hostels. It can quickly be done through the internet, check online for the best hotel and flight deals in Asia or Europe available. Take note; this only applies in cases where your office allows you to take care of your transportation and bookings as part of your per diem during your business travel.

Be Prepared

It is highly advised to carry anti-histamine with you all the time; this will help in stopping allergic reactions instantly in order not to disturb your meeting schedules and appointments. If you must eat, then ask airport regulars, pilots and the flight attendants for best eating spots in the airport terminal. Furthermore, check the lifespan of the batteries of your communication device so you won’t miss any crucial office information and instructions.


Any liquids, including gels, in the collection of your toiletries, should be in zip-lock plastics as it is mandatory in any airports. Use slip-on shoes while going to the airport so it would not be time-consuming for you to untie your shoelaces during security checks. Make sure you have carried a good number of your business cards with you since businesses can start anywhere, with your plane mate or some other people you have bumped into the airport lobby.