Four Travel Tips for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you probably log a lot of miles on the road and in the sky. It can be grueling at times, but if you plan ahead and take a few precautions you’ll have a much smoother trip.

Here are four tips to help save you some time and a few headaches:

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 5.20.08 PM1. Make a travel checklist. Even when traveling all the time, it is easy to forget things. Keep a checklist and cross things off until you’re sure you have everything you need: cell phone charger, headphones, business cards, passport, toothbrush. It’s best to start the list a week before and add to it as you remember things to bring.

2. Pop some pills. No, not the hard stuff. Pain relievers. Traveling is rough on the body. From dehydration, neck and backaches from carrying bags, and stomachaches from lackluster meals at odd hours, your body will struggle. Take precaution with an early dose of pain relievers.

3. Record names and numbers. When you’ve been on the road for weeks, room numbers, parking spaces and hotel names will start jumbling in your head. Create an entry in the “notes” function of your smartphone so you can quickly remember where you are going. You may be confident that you’ll remember certain things, but better safe than sorry!

4. Eat a good meal. It’s rough entering a new city, starving and not knowing where to go to eat. Thankfully, there are smartphone apps like Yelp and TripAdvisor to let you know what’s open and what’s nearby. Sort by cuisine type and ratings to ensure you are only visiting the very best of places.

What tricks do you use to ensure a comfortable and stressless trip?

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