Business travel can be stressful, with its long hours, hectic journeys, and back-to-back meetings. In this fast-paced world, it can be hard to imagine that you could fit the family dynamic into a business trip. But there can be a lot of pluses to having your spouse and kids along for the ride. Here’s how to make an enjoyable trip for all:
- Look at the Upside:
There's no denying that taking advantage of hotel nights and reduced airfare is a real benefit for bringing family along. Provided they have a real interest in the destination and want to make the trip, you could have a winning combination. As long as you don't mind kissing them goodbye to go work while they go play, it can be a real cost-savings.
Sure you could go big this summer and book an exotic vacation instead of the same old summer rental or staycation, but let’s face it, in the era of online booking, airbnb and budget deals, it’s easy for many of us to skip the exciting travel rituals that make a getaway special. But rest assured, there is still an art to travel and it doesn’t include taking out a second mortgage to finance your holiday. Ask any stylish jetsetter and they’ll tell you that the right bag is a worthy investment that can elevate your trip – and fashion status – quicker than you can say upgrade. Whether you’re going to the mountains, shore or lakefront for the weekend or planning a longer visit or business trip, choosing a great looking bag means you’ll look effortlessly chic wherever you’re headed and always have the essentials at hand.
Why buy hygiene kits and convenience kits in bulk? It’s just one of those great, useful ideas–one with lots of advantages, but that’s often overlooked.
The need for convenient hygiene kits is growing in an increasing number of areas. Cleanliness is important to our good health, yet families fleeing their homes because of disaster, war, or other dislocation often struggle to afford or even find necessary hygiene supplies. Humanitarian aid project planning is increasing across the globe among those among those who serve and assist in disaster situations. Hygiene kits delivered through schools or orphanages encourage healthy habits for children (something they increasingly don’t get at home). As long-distance travel continues to become a bigger and more routine part of our business and personal lifestyles, the need for quick, organized hygiene convenience rises. As people are increasingly aware of the need for preparedness–and the “prepper” culture grows–convenient hygiene kits are a must for inclusion in emergency “go-bags.”
If you want to change your perspective, get out of town. There’s
nothing like travel to give you a fresh outlook on life. But getting away from
it all can take its toll on the wallet. Here’s how to have your trip and save
1. Take several smaller trips
Rather than plan a costly two-week getaway for a big blowout
vacation, try to break up your travel into smaller chunks like 3- and 4-day
mini-trips. Even a weekend out of town can perk you up. And it’s amazing how
much you can fit into a short vacation, if you really put your mind to it.
Family vacations are some of the most poignant memories of childhood, and that’s why parents work so hard to save and plan for them. They remember when their own parents did the same for them. Here’s how you can make sure you squeeze in a family vacation this year, and , and make memories to last a lifetime, even when time and money are short:
Nobody really knows the insanity of being a corporate event planner like an event planner. Most will agree it’s a similar experience to herding cats. Just when you think you have one aspect under control, something else goes completely out of control. And the irony is that when the event is a smashing success, no one has any idea of all the stress involved in getting there.
Hibbing - Throughout the country, volunteers in hospitals and care centers are more important than ever.
The Health Care Auxiliary of Minnesota (HCAM) and its volunteers make a difference in giving comfort to the many that are infirmed but also never lose sight of the importance and needs of the patient’s vital caregiver. In honor of their contributions, Governor Dayton has proclaimed March 28 as Health Care Volunteer Day in Minnesota.
Gone are the days when travellers automatically booked all their travel through a travel agent. With a wide range of online, self-serve travel booking sites available to consumers, it’s all too easy to click and book.
What most travellers don’t realize is that it’s not as easy to unclick a purchase as it is to click it. And most don’t discover this hard fact until it’s too late. Refunds and cancellation are, at best, a real headache online. And because the purchase is made through a third party, customer service is an afterthought.
When you are travelling on business, you want it to go smoothly. This is not only to avoid any travel hassles–it’s also to keep up professional appearances. While you don’t have much control over when planes arrive and depart, there is much you can do to avoid glitches on your journey by trying some of these top tips:
Most airline passengers agonize over whether to carry on or check their bags. While carrying your bag on board a plane is appealing, there are size limits, and it’s also not as easy as it used to be with restrictions on liquids. You can pack all you like when you check in, but there are fees and chance of lost baggage. And of course, no one wants to toss items at the security gate for not being TSA-compliant.
There is no one-size-fits-all choice on whether to carry on or check your luggage, but here are the pros and cons for each method of travel. You decide what best fits your needs:
Packing efficiently for air travel can make your whole journey go easier. You can take more, clothes will wrinkle less, and dressing will be less of a headache, especially if you are living from your suitcase.
Good packing is all about good planning. There are several things to take into consideration when you are traveling. Here are some great tips for getting your journey off to the right start by packing well.
People all over the world care about those less fortunate, and we try to make a difference by giving when we can. It’s the right thing to do — paying it forward by giving a hand up to those who are feeling down. Many of us are passionate about this and want to help, but sometimes it’s a struggle to find effective ways to improve the lot of those who suffer.
The homeless and poor have many needs, and sometimes small packages contain really helpful things, items that give a little relief and help restore a sense of normalcy.
Personal Hygiene kits are used in various outreach efforts, stand downs for veterans and to help the homeless. Stand Downs for homeless veterans were originally modeled after the Stand Down used during the Vietnam War to provide a secure base-camp retreat for battle-weary soldiers returning from combat—where troops could take care of personal hygiene, get fresh uniforms, warm meals, and receive medical care, find safety and camaraderie, and renew their spirit.
Traveling is hard enough these days, but if you’re one of the millions traveling with young children, you understand what on-the-go management is. Keeping the kids occupied, clean, and happy is a constant challenge–and being prepared definitely takes some thoughtful advance planning. How can we make the job of traveling with kids and babies easier, less of a hassle?
Kids and babies and travel–yeah, we know, it’s almost enough to make you wince. What to do? Is there an alternative to leaving the kids home? Traveling with kids requires patience and preparation, but you don’t need to leave them home.
What is traveling well? It depends. It means different things to different people. There’s a lot to it, so much so in fact that a whole industry of travel advisors has grown up around and become dedicated to the concept.
Traveling well makes the experience enjoyable and easy — and avoiding travel-related hassles is a big part of it.