All seasoned business travelers know that falling ill while traveling is just a part of the job. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 22%-64% of travelers have travel-related health issues. If you travel by plane you are sharing air and space with other travelers who may get sick. If you are on the road for your job, you may be stopping at rest areas and gas stations that attract germs too. Any public space could be housing germs that may get you sick during your business travels. If you are afraid of coming down with a flu or cold during your next business trip here are a few ways to help prevent getting sick so you don’t miss that big meeting. [Read more…]
Americans spend billions each year on taking international vacations all over the world. From tropical islands to ancient kingdoms. Instead of taking a look in their own backyard, people travel far and wide.
Little do some know, there is so much beauty right in the comfort of our own country! North America has an incredibly vast variety of geographical qualities. From rainforests to crystal clear water with white sandy beaches. [Read more…]
Imagine the sound of the waves as they lap on the shore. The smell of the fresh beach air. The feel of the sand pressing through your toes as you walk to the water. You’re ready to pack your bags after a long work week, right? Not so fast, you’ve still got a couple of things on your job list to do. Before you get yourself looking good for sitting in the sun, you need to get together a couple of things to help you get your work done. What do I need to get around so I can get those last few boxes checked?
If you don’t have a mobile Hotspot as a part of your service, contact your mobile provider and add that service to your plan. Make sure you walk through the process and test out your setup. It is important that your laptop is authorized for your hotspot and that are password protected. Good security protects your access point, so you can sit in the sand and finish off those last few emails without worrying about someone accessing your connection point. [Read more…]
Productivity can be a hard thing to master when you’re at home. When you throw days, weeks, and sometimes months of traveling into the mix, it can sometimes feel near impossible. Travel presents challenges of its own.
What airline are you taking? Do you have to shove everything you need into a carry on, or do you get a free checked bag? How are you going to get any work done with limited access to wifi? You’re jetlagged, so how are you going to present at that meeting that is happening as soon as you land? [Read more…]
Going traveling? Make a checklist of the things that you need before you hit the road. And not a mental checklist. A real, physical, paper one. That you can look at and mark on. Because if you don’t do that, you’re going to forget things, and then you’re going to have to buy them, irritably, after you’ve already departed for your destination.
And some common things that everyone needs before taking off? Your classic journey luggage – sunglasses, water, travel snacks, phone charging packs and cables, and your traveling music playlist. Forget any of these things, and you’ll be sorry! [Read more…]