PHOTO: Business travel can be bearable. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
A positive attitude is going to go a long way in helping you stay happy and focused on your next business trip, says travel expert Jacqueline Whitmore in Entrepreneur, but there are some other things you can do to make your trip a success, too.
One main concern is staying well fed and hydrated, which is why she suggests ensuring you have snacks on the plane.
“I never board a plane without bringing my own water and snacks. You never know when your plane might experience a mechanical issue and you don’t want to get stuck on the tarmac without something to eat and drink,” she says.
Another way to make yourself more comfortable is to pack noise-canceling headphones.
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“Use your time in the sky to relax. I use earphones to avoid the roar of the engines and relax with my favorite music, or learn new lessons with a book on tape or podcast while traveling,” she suggests.
Packing a pair of socks is another way to give yourself an instant upgrade.
“For a long flight or use in the hotel, I like a nice cushy pair of socks. They keep your feet warm and make it much easier to relax,” Whitmore recommends.
For more tips on surviving the perils of business travel, read on here.