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Before I started graduate school, my parents took me and my sister on a dream vacation. During this amazing trip, we visited several historical sites including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We made memories that will last a lifetime. Do you want to take your family on an unforgettable vacation? Consider hiring a professional travel agent to help you plan the perfect getaway. This individual can help you choose the right location based on your budget, interests, and time frame. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of consulting with a travel agent before going on your next extended trip. Enjoy!

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Travel Tips All Business Travelers Need To Know

by Isabella Stanley

When it comes to business travel you either love it or you hate it. Regardless, if your job requires you to spend a lot of your time away from home, you're probably always looking for advice to make traveling easier. The fact is, if you're a bit creative, you won't need to worry about things such as checking your luggage or finding a room that's comfortable enough to live in during a long trip. Check out these travel tips designed to make your business traveling experiences easier.

Pack Light

When it comes to frequent airline travel, pack light doesn't mean only take one suitcase. It means fit all of your belongings for the week into a backpack that fits underneath the plane seat in front of you so you don't have to pay additional luggage fees or fight other passengers for overhead storage space. The good news is, it's a lot easier to fit what you need into a backpack than you think.

Before you start to pack everything you're taking with you — make sure it's only what you absolutely need. Regardless of how long you're traveling, only take one week's worth of clothing; every city has laundry facilities somewhere. Put a week's worth of underwear and socks in your backpack, along with your personal hygiene items, laptop or tablet, USB drives, and international power converters, if needed. Then, follow these rules when it comes to clothing:

  1. Wear layers onto the plane to save space in your bag. You can easily wear a pair of dress pants, a dress shirt, a sweater, and a jacket onto the plane without looking out of place. If you're a woman, you can also layer a sports bra or two over your regular bra.
  2. Pack business casual clothes, because they are easier to pack and take up less space. Pack two pairs of khakis, a week's worth of T-shirts, and a few dress shirts. Women should consider packing knit dresses for the week. They are easy to dress up enough for the office, fold up so they are small, and won't wrinkle. If you're packing knit dresses, pack a few pieces of costume jewelry to dress them up and one to two pairs of sandals that won't take up much space.
  3. If you're flying into a different time zone, pack some soft foam disposable ear plugs and a sleep mask to make sleeping easier.

Book a Furnished Apartment

Instead of staying in a hotel, book a furnished apartment for the length of your stay. This is especially important if you'll be staying in the same place for a long time, because you'll have more space and a full kitchen so that you can make wholesome meals instead of eating out. Even if you aren't staying in one place for a long time, many cities have corporate housing facilities or furnished apartments that you can rent by the week. The more comfortable you are during your trip, the easier it is to travel.

If you're prepared and willing to pack with some creativity, business travel can be fun. After all, you're in a new city, so there's probably plenty of places to explore. So reserve living facilities that are comfortable, relax, and enjoy the experience.

For more information, contact local professionals like Corporate Habitat.