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Making Business Travel Work for Women with Families

Business travel can be exciting when you're travelling for new business and opportunities. Frequent business travel, however, can be tiring and especially difficult for women who have families at home. For mothers (and fathers too) regular business travel can leave you feeling anxious and guilty about missing out at home while trying to stay present on your business trip.

In this article, we've listed some ways to help make your business travel run smoothly so you can stay focused on business while balancing your family life at home. The key to making business travel work for you is making things convenient and easy for your individual situation.

Keep reading below for our tips on making business travel work for women with families.

Staying clean and fresh on long trips and journeys

Staying clean and fresh on long trips and journeys can be a pain, whether you are traveling domestically or internationally for business or pleasure you will always end of stiff, sweaty and not looking your best.

A wash, shave and a spray of deodorant or aftershave will not only make you presentable for your business meeting, it will improve your relationship with the person in the next seat on the plane. Sitting next to someone with horrific body odour on an eleven hour transatlantic flight is a really bad way to start or end your trip.

Travel Hygiene Kit

Whether you are off on a short city break or on more adventurous travels staying fresh and clean is essential. Anyone that has done any international, or even short haul, travel will be familiar with the discomfort associated with travel. And I’m not just talking about cramped airline seats, tiny airline toilets, bad food and crowded airports. Traveling; airport layovers, transfers, waiting in line and everything that goes with it is sweaty and frustrating and after a full day, or days if you are traveling a long way, of negotiating airports, trains and baggage claims you will certainly not be your freshest.

How to make your holiday travel go smoothly

The things you need to pack and do for smooth sailing holiday travel.

Holiday travel – just the thought of it can make many people shudder at the visions of long check-in lines, flight delays and cancellations, and feeling less than fresh after long-haul travel. Here, we’ve listed some things you can do and what you need to pack to make your holiday travel go smoothly.

Hygiene On Hand For Disadvantaged Youth

Primary health and wellbeing is something we may take for granted. Not this sector though.

The importance of hygiene kits for underprivileged people cannot be overstated.

This was made abundantly clear at a recent event sponsored by the Positive Impact Community Resource Center. Kits provided by this and other 7 non-profit centers, provide the basics that are so essential for those who don’t have access to such items.

Making Business Travel Work for Women with Families

Business travel is often seen as a whirlwind of glamor and excitement…by those who don’t need to do it. Those who do travel regularly know that while it can be glamorous and exciting, it’s often tiring and dull, too. If you’re a regular business traveller who also happens to be mother, you’ll know that it is extra-exhausting for you, adding yet more lines to an endless to-do list and taking you away from your kids more often than you’d like.

5 awesome travel destinations for fitness-loving men

Going on vacation is something we all look forward to. Something we don’t look forward to though, are the extra pounds that creep on between lazing about and sipping cocktails. But what if you could do both? Enjoy a fun vacation while staying fit and looking after yourself with a travel kit and exercise? Here are 5 of the best travel destinations for you fitness loving men out there.

Hospital Admission Kits

Admission to a hospital occurs in various ways. Treatment that begins in the ER may require additional treatment that causes a patient to be unexpectedly admitted to the hospital. At other times, patients know they will be admitted. 

The admissions process begins by meeting with admission personnel who gather preliminary information. During the orientation process, the hospital admissions kit is supplied. The contents of a hospital admissions kit are items that outfit a recently-admitted patient in a hospital.

How to get organised for family travel

Whether you still use a good old pen and paper to stay organized or you’re more of a tech-savvy organizer, having one central place to keep all your vacation planning stored is crucial to planning a well-organized vacation. Keep your vacation to-do list, travel information, contact information for airlines and hotels, car rental information, passports, frequent flyer information and itineraries in one place like a dedicated folder and notebook or electronically with notebook programs and folders saved in the cloud.

Is Flashpacking the Future of Backpacking?

Is backpacking best left to the young, free and undiscerning? Many see it simply as a chance for eighteen-year-olds to put off real life for a while, getting drunk in ramshackle beach bars and sleeping in palm-frond huts.

But what happens when those undiscerning backpackers grow up without losing their yearning for real travel? They hit the road again as flashpackers.

How to feel your best before, during and after a long-haul flight

All the things you need to do to arrive at your destination feeling fresh and energized.

Let’s face it, long-haul flights can be draining. Between dragging your suitcase in and out of taxis, lining up at the check-in counter, eating average airport and airplane food and being crammed into a small space with hundreds of strangers, it’s hard to feel glamorous while flying. Sure, first class and business travel may be more glamourous with additional leg room, a better food and drink menu, and an amenities kit but the same problem usually remains — it’s hard to arrive at a destination feeling refreshed when you’ve been on a long-haul flight. The steps below will help you feel your best before, during and after a long-haul flight so you’re ready for big travel adventures when you arrive at your destination!

Mom on the Go - The Secret to Being Prepared

As I’m writing this, my family and I are heading high into the Appalachian mountains to a rental cabin where we've been going for 3 years in a row. My toddler and preschooler are begging for snacks, our dog, Gracie, has finally laid down in the back, my husband gravely stares at the 18-wheelers all around us slamming on their brakes, and our cartop carrier flaps in the wind. Did I bring shampoo, baby shampoo, hair detangler, deodorant, a comb or brush?

Vacation Rental Relief: A Toiletry Bag Makes an Impression and Eases Your Mind

After a friend of mine's Airbnb's guests leave, she can’t help but check how they rate their stay, and especially how they rate her as the hostess. Who can blame her? There is an actual release of oxytocin when someone gives you a "thumbs ups" on Facebook or fills a heart red on Instagram - it’s addictive!

Toiletry bags, a perfect gift!

A few years ago, my friend had a fairly major surgery. This wasn’t an emergency situation so she was able to make a plan in advance for everything in her life around the surgery. She scheduled the time off of work, lined up friends to watch the pets, arranged for family to come to stay with and take care of her children, and even made and froze several weeks of make-ahead meals. She picked out the clothes she’d wear to the hospital and, on the way home from work one day, bought some fun socks to wear during her stay to cheer her up and keep her perpetually cold feet warm and comfy while she’d be in the hospital. She remembered her phone and tablet chargers. Her husband took time off of work to be with her during the surgery and for some of the recovery time afterward.

Hygiene kits for Rehabilitation Centers and Hospice Care

Sometimes the unexpected happens to families and leaves them unprepared for basic daily routines, like personal hygiene. Scary and life changing situations, like vehicle or work accidents or quick onsets of health problems, can occur suddenly. Occasionally this requires time in a rehabilitation center, or worse yet, hospice care. Many times, when these events happen, patients and their families don’t have time to stop and think about grabbing their toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, comb, deodorant, or other personal hygiene items. Family members are rushing to see their loved ones and are more worried about them and the situation at hand than about these mundane things. One way that rehabilitation facilities and hospice care can help is to provide patients and their loved ones with their own personal hygiene kits.