~by Rachelle Wilber~
If you have to travel for business, there are certain things that you can do to make your trip more comfortable. Just because it’s a business trip doesn’t mean that you should have to sacrifice a lot of comforts or a sense of enjoyment.
Here are a few of the best ways to enhance your business travels.
Save Time Going Through Airport Security Lines
Airport security lines are often long and disorganized, and this can create another burden while you’re trying to travel for business. One of the best ways to avoid these lines is to sign up for a TSA pre-check membership, which will allow you to go through a separate security checkpoint. You won’t have to wait in a long line or worry about removing your shoes, jacket or laptop from its bag at this security check. For a nominal fee, your pre-check authorization may be valid for up to five years and can prove to be a smart investment if you travel for business frequently. If you do end up having to go through one of the standard security lines, try to find a line that doesn’t have a lot of families with small children or people with oversized luggage.
Bring the Right Electronic Accessories
You’ll likely be using your laptop and other mobile electronic devices while conducting your business, so it’s important to bring along the important accessories. High-capacity external batteries and micro-USB chargers can help you keep your electronics powered at all times. You may also want to invest in a power converter and streaming stick for additional convenience. There are even electronic accessories on the market that allow you to keep track of any luggage pieces that you have checked for a flight.
Choose to Rent an Apartment or a Home
Instead of staying in a hotel, you can try renting a vacation home or an apartment for the duration of your business trip, if your budget allows. Staying in a house or an apartment will allow you to enjoy the comforts of home and a more personal experience. Plus, you’ll be likelier to stay in a quieter environment where you can accomplish more work-related tasks.
Take Time for Sightseeing
Even though you’ll want to focus mostly on business, you should still take a little time to go sightseeing while on your trip. This will give you the chance to learn more about the local culture and help you get recharged, which can make you more productive when it’s time to return to working. Carving out just an hour from your day, if possible, from your business activities can make your business trip a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.
You should still put forth the time and effort to make your business travels as comfortable as possible. Doing so may actually help you stay on task and may just make you look forward to your next trip.
Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym.
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