Hey readers! Got a question or something you want to discuss this weekend? Here’s the perfect opportunity! Whether you want to share an interesting 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:
- On the road and looking for a clean bathroom? Download the SitOrSquat: Restroom Finder app in the iTunes app store by Charmin. It provides ratings and reviews of restrooms nearest you. It also allows you to bookmark a restroom that worked out previously for you. If you are driving a long distance and are looking for a good place to reliably find a restroom during business hours try a courthouse restroom. They are open to the public and you’ll get to see some pretty cool buildings.
Week in review:
- Doing lots of trips back to back isn’t easy. Here are some things I do in between to stay ready and refreshed. In between trips.
- Eco-friendly travel is a great ideal, but not so easy on business trips. Here are some simple ways to green your next trip. 5 easy ways to be eco-friendly on business trips.
- What is the proper travel etiquette if you need to move someone’s carry-on? It’s not actually that hard…. Etiquette tip: The right way to move someone else’s bag.
- Is it possible to fit all everything you need for a trip into a small suitcase when you’re used to a full-sized one? How do you transition to a smaller suitcase?
Here are travel news stories that caught my eye this week:
- This article has some good info for beginners. Finding the Right Credit Card, No Matter How Much You Travel. via @NYTimesTravel
- Love the idea of close-to-home travel! Amazon launches a new travel service. via @foxnewstravel
- Okay, this is kind of scary. What passengers need to know about airline hackers. via @foxnewstravel
- Ugh. Been there, it’s all true. Airplane Seat Swapping Turns Rough-and-Tumble. via @NYTimesTravel
- The short answer: pay for it. How to get more legroom on flights. via @foxnewstravel
- Not surprising. Airlines saved $3.4 billion. You saved 66 cents. via @cnntravel
Comment of the week:
- This week I did a post on how to transition to a smaller suitcase? @Marc is our comment of the week and said
“I don’t like to fly with boots on, even if I need them at my destination. So for a three day trip to New York in February, I packed them in my carry-on. But they took half the space in it! My winter jacket took the other half… Imagine this summer when I won’t need those how much space I will have in my little suitcase!
More seriously, to travel light, I make a point to only bring what I will absolutely need. It’s easy to say “Ah I’ll bring another shirt or sweater just in case” or “I’ll probably want to wear a casual pair of shoes at night rather than my work shoes”.
Sure, if I bring that extra shirt or sweater, I’ll probably wear it. Same thing for that extra pair of shoes. But do I really need them? Nope. I might wish I had them because I would be more comfy, but i will still be able to make it through the three days without too much trouble!”
Readers, chime in with what’s on your mind! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
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