Topic: business travel

13 Things Every Business Traveler Should Pack In Their Carry-On

13 Things Every Business Traveler Should Pack In Their Carry-On

As glamorous as it may sound to jet-set across the country, schmooze with clients, and live off room service, just about every business traveler would beg to differ.

There are flights to catch, car rentals to book, endless airport security lines to navigate, and, of course, the hassle of keeping tabs on your paper trail along the way (because how else will you get reimbursed?).
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‘The One Thing I Never Leave For A Business Trip Without’: 10 True Stories

âThe One Thing I Never Leave For A Business Trip Withoutâ: 10 True Stories

When most people pack for a business trip, they bring the standard stuff: At least one change of work-appropriate clothes, a laptop, maybe one of those foam neck rests for the airplane. But when these people back for a work trip, they also bring more unusual items. Read on for a surprising variety of can’t-leave-home-without-it travel items, from binoculars to iced tea to bed-bug repellant. More »

How To Set Up A Work Station Anywhere

How To Set Up A Work Station Anywhere

Thanksgiving is a day away, which means lots of food, family and traveling. While Thanksgiving eve is one of the busiest travel days of the year, its not a holiday. Its the day before the holiday. This means you might be expected to get some work done this Wednesday, but how? With all the traveling you’ll be doing, it may seem impossible to get any work done, right? Wrong. There are ways to be productive wherever you are stuck this Thanksgiving.  Here is a how-to guide on setting up a work station anywhere from grandma’s, to the airport and everywhere in between. More »

Business Travel Advice From CEOs: 9 Tips For A Better Trip

Business Travel Advice From CEOs: 9 Tips For A Better Trip

When it comes to giving business-travel advice, who better to talk to than top executives? They travel frequently, and having high expectations is practically the definition of their jobs. That’s why we loved CNNMoney’s collection of “Rules of the Road” from CEOs, including why should request seat 73A on your next flight, and Marissa Mayer‘s ninja suitcase-packing trick. We picked our favorites, and you can read the entire list here. More »

7 Terrifyingly True Business Travel Horror Stories

7 Terrifyingly True Business Travel Horror Stories

If you thought the worst thing about business travel was a delayed flight or a boring conference, think again. Here are seven true stories of nightmare business trips, from a woman whose hotel room had no curtains on the longest day of the year, the guy forced to make a desperate trip to WalMart the night before a big speech, and the guy who took a brass-cornered briefcase to the face on a flight from Germany to Philadelphia. More »

The 10 Super Bowl Ads We’re Still Talking About This Morning

The 10 Super Bowl Ads We're Still Talking About This Morning

Post-game hangovers can be soothed by drinking a lot of liquids, which on a work day means making multiple trips to the water cooler. What are you going to chat about while you’re there (besides M.I.A.’s middle finger)? We’ve got you covered. Pop some Advil, watch these ads, and you’re ready to chat. Here are 10 Super Bowl ads, featuring stars from an overweight golden retriever to a perfect David Beckham, we’re still talking about the day after the big game. More »

Travel Horror Story: Hotel Erroneously Gives Drunken Man A Business Woman’s Room Key

Travel Horror Story: Hotel Erroneously Gives Drunken Man A Business Woman's Room Key

Alison Foumier, a New York business woman is suing Starwood Hotels and Resorts for handing out her room key to a man pretending to be her husband. In a terrifying account that will have solo travelers across the country triple-checking their deadbolts and additional latches, this drunken pervert used the key to enter Ms. Foumier’s room and proceed to grope her as she slept. Is there anyone whose skin hasn’t crawled into an uncomfortable, scrunched position? Thought not.
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Video: Now You Can See Where Your Luggage Really Goes On A Business Trip

Video: Now You Can See Where Your Luggage Really Goes On A Business Trip

Do you ever wonder where your luggage really goes after you check it in? No, well that’s okay, but some people do. Perhaps this would be appealing to those people that frequently fly on business trips (though many of them probably don’t check bags.) This is why Delta decided to answer an oft-pondered question by releasing a video of a piece of luggage with six built-in cameras built that traveled on a flight from Atlanta to New York City. More »

Travel In Style, Win A $200 Laptop Tote From Lo & Sons

Travel In Style, Win A $200  Laptop Tote From Lo & Sons

For professional women, laptops are just part of your travel gear. Whether you need to give a presentation, send an urgent e-mail or simply stay on top of things wherever you are, your computer is now an extension of you. Fittingly, laptop cases have become a fashion accessory that gives that final touch to your business look. That’s why Lo & Sons, a company devoted to fashionable and lightweight travel pieces, has created The Brookline, a lightweight, chic alternative to bulky laptop cases. The Brookline includes a padded compartment the fits up to a 15-inch laptop, plus pockets for documents, a water-resistant nylon exterior, a removable hanging medallion, durable leather handles, a removable messenger strap and a back sleeve for slipping over suitcase handles. Since we know that busy ladies need a lightweight travel tote and laptop bag that will get you to the office and airport and back in style, TheGrindstone has teamed up with Lo & Sons to treat one lucky reader with a Brookline Laptop Tote, worth almost $200.
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Your Work Travel Wardrobe Guide From The Of A Kind Founders

Your Work Travel Wardrobe Guide From The Of A Kind Founders

With women accounting for nearly 50% of all the business travel in the U.S. and spending $175 billion on 14 million trips annually, there has to be a pretty significant chunk that feel like, for a good part of the year, they are living out of their suitcases. If you do have to live out a suitcase what can help is making sure you pack some fabulous clothes in that suitcase. Now, sometimes you won’t have time to change out of your work clothes but if you do the founders of Of A Kind, Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, have some tips on how to look professionally savvy while on the go.
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A Guide To Getting Work Done On An Airplane

A Guide To Getting Work Done On An Airplane

With 48% of people traveling by plane for business in the last year, you know a lot of them working while getting all those miles under their belts. And with companies spending 9.3% more on air travel for their employees, they are going to expect productivity regardless of the time spent on the ground versus in the air if there are deadlines to be met. But can you really get work done at 30,000 feet? According to Fast Company’s Kevin Purdy, you can if you do your research on products and prepare well. Let’s take a look to building a productive work station when you are flying. More »