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In the battle for work/life balance, we hear a lot about how traveling for work is difficult for mothers of young children. But some mothers, according to a new article in the Wall Street Journal, are desperate for an excuse to travel for professional reasons. The paper calls it the “Mommy Business Trip.” More
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?).
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
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
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
Truth be told, when you are traveling for work, you are really working. The sightseeing at most consists on the travel to and from my hotel room to my meeting room. I take these forever long flights, have these multiple layovers, and the most I have to show for it are blurry pictures being taken from the car to my next meeting destination. More
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
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
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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.
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
A hotel in Copenhagen has created an entire women-only floor to give traveling businesswomen peace of mind and security when they travel by themselves. Apparently, there’s a growing concern for the safety of women who travel alone. But how do you feel when traveling? Are you uncomfortable staying at a hotel alone? More
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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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.