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Traveling for business can be both exciting and exhausting. Being a jetsetter and experiencing different cities, countries, and cultures is envied by many, but it can make you feel run down and more prone to illness. Check out these ten tips to make your next business trip sickness and anxiety free!

1. Never check luggage. Travel is at it’s most frustrating when you have to wait for everything. Maximize your time by packing light, but efficient.

2. Maintain your health. Maintain a good diet, exercise, and get your vitamins to keep your immune system on track. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. You will come back feeling like you went on vacation rather than a strenuous business trip!

3. The Dopp kit. Decrease your chances of getting ill by packing small versions of everything you use at home, especially moisturizer, eye drops, hand sanitizer and a small towel to wash your face.

4. Wear the right shoes. Wear a pair of classic Oxfords, low profile boots or canvas plimsoll shoes that go with the rest of your wardrobe and slip on and off easily. This will also free up more room in your carry-on!

5. Featherweight packing. Pack dark colored mix-in-match basics such as dark jeans, dark button up shirt, black or charcoal slacks. Try to make it so your can wear one piece to a business meeting and the other to a casual dinner without looking too casual or, alternately, too overwrought.

6. Carry one good bag. Check out classic, durable weekend bags made from leather, canvas and waxed cotton. Stick with neutral colors.

7. Bring a flask. Fill up your flask after your pass through security or take a thermos to replenish with coffee on morning trips. You need these things to feel energized or relax and it will help you feel more at ease.

8. Stay warm. Pack a classic wool throw. They’re fairly inexpensive; more importantly, you’ll be comfortable and your neighbor will envy your foresight.

9. Invest in noise canceling headphones. A pair of sleek, super-comfy headphones allow you to dig into your new audio book, latest album, or work (we know) without having having to listen to your neighbor snore.

10. Wear a good watch. A watch with multiple time zones or a world time feature makes the transition easier by tracking the local time at your destination and at home. And a watch is better for telling the time than a cellphone is; it rarely loses battery and it stays conveniently on your wrist!

  • Do you have any business travel tips? Let us know in the comments!

[Source: Fox Business]


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