Imagine being able to travel for fun, personal development or business and being able to do it without missing a beat in your business. Being able to travel equipped to run your business from anywhere and enjoy your travels.
Let’s review how we can create an enjoyable travel experience and essentials that you can take with you to make your experience sweet. Travel can have many opportunities for stress that our plan is to find a way to overcome those stressors and enjoying every bit of the travel process.
The best way to reduce your stress is to plan, organize and prepare for each aspect of your trip.
You need your travel documents handy at all times in the airport! Don’t forget your idea, flight information, passport if necessary, contact numbers for hotel and transportation services. Find a nice easy accessible spot in your purse or jacket where you can get them quickly. Before you go to the airport scan your documents so you can have a backup digital version also.
Airport Security Check
We all have to do it. Review the TSA website to make sure you are in compliance with their rules. Being prepared with your clothing and luggage aligned to the rules will make it easier. Going through security checks should be much easier when your liquids and electronics are accessible. Make sure you can take your shoes off easily also. Being early make the security check less stressful-many times I like to sit down, return my items to my bag, and relax my mind before heading to my gate.
Waiting To Board The Plane
While waiting to board your plane this is a good time to get a snack or meal. If you haven’t eaten before you left now is a good time. Check with the airport, airline and TSA websites for the rules on bringing food with you. This the time to call your love ones one last time, check your emails, and charge up your devices.
On The Plane
Flying is a perfect time to nap, listen to audiobooks, or read; whatever you decide make sure it’s accessible under your seat. There is nothing worse than having to open the top bin during a flight. Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Going To The Hotel
Prior to leaving schedule your transportation with a local transportation company. Some have specials where you can pay round trip to and from the airport. Be sure to put a bright tag or ribbon on your luggage, if you have checked it in, it will make it easily identifiable in baggage claim.
Check-in for most hotels is in the late afternoon. If it is possible consider arriving near that time so you don’t have to wait all day. Some hotels may hold your luggage if you do arrive earlier- just ask. Unpack your clothing so that the wrinkles can release and double check to make sure your liquids survived the flight.
Getting Ready For The Day
Year-round purchase travel sized versions of your favorite toiletries and cosmetics. This helps you to maintain your normal routine and gives your trip and at home feel. Purchasing various size cosmetic bags (affiliate link) helps to pack and keep your room clean during your stay.
Illness On The Road
Stock up on over-the-counter travel sized meds. You never know what you’ll encounter on your trip. Airplane cabin air can pass colds and the like much easier. Air-conditioning is another culprit for sinus issues. What if something didn’t agree with you at dinner or you have an allergic reaction? Having a small pharmacy in your possession can improve your trip should something happen.
Having a mobile office of sorts allows you to work from anywhere. Determine what you need to complete your tasks. Practice at home running your business with very little. Check out this previous blog post on creating a mobile office.
Have Some Fun
Make time for fun and regardless of what tasks you must complete for your business. That’s the point of travel to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Schedule several opportunities for fun, relaxation, and good food!