Road Warriorette Weekend Express

Hey readers! Got a question or something you want to discuss this weekend?  Here’s the perfect opportunity!  Whether you want to share an Weekend Express picinteresting travel story, a packing tip, an etiquette tip, or anything else going on in the business travel world, comment here and we’ll have a discussion.

Travel tip of the week:

  • Sometimes business travelers have to drive long distances for work. When doing this your body can really start to stiffen up.  To help loosen up try to do some simple movement exercises while you drive.  Bend your arms, legs, neck, shoulder, back, and ankles as often as you are comfortable with.  This should help loosen you up and help promote blood flow.  My mother in-law is a big believer in this and safely does so when cruise control is on.  Also, it’s not a bad idea to do this on flights either!

Week in review:

 Here are travel news stories that caught my eye this week:

Comment of the week:

  • On a post I did this week about rain during business travel @Elle had this to say “I think you’ve got it covered. I never ever wear skirts or dresses, though, so I try to wear straighter slacks in wet weather. No question, NYC in the rain is a challenge. You have to look ahead to make sure you don’t run into someone with your umbrella (or vice versa), and you have to look down to make sure you’re not stepping into a massive puddle. You have to juggle the umbrella, purse, and other bag you may be carrying. Good luck opening the door to an office building or cab. And don’t even think carrying about a cup of coffee.”

Readers, chime in with what’s on your mind! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

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  1. How can a person handle getting points or miles with credit cards we already have (we have 8 including various Chase & AMEX cards)dealing with people & businesses that will not accept any credit cards for payment? We live in a rural area where local businesses know they don’t have to take CCs as we’re trapped by having to use their services….things like high bill local charges for things like car repairs or home repairs? I’m so tired and annoyed at having to pay over and over thousands of dollars of repairs or yardwork by locals with no points return to us on all this paying out we have to do….soon we have to pay $16,000+ to replace our roof and I’d hate so to get no points for that as roofers also take no CC’s here. In the past I’ve tried to work locals charging with high bills of over $1,000 to get them to accept Amazon payments but no go…these guys locally only will take cash or checks. Any way I can get points for somehow getting them a check through some service that will take CC’s and somehow turn that into being able to pay locals with a check? I have read about manufactured spending things that possibly could work but I don’t know who to use or how to do that.

  2. Hi Kelly, sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this. I don’t personally do manufactured spending due to the risks involved, but I found a few links that were helpful to me in learning more about it. Here are the links:

    FYI, it looks like Amazon Payments has gone away according to this post. I know it didn’t work for you in your case but I wanted to provide this info for anyone that wasn’t aware.

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