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Long delays, cramped hotel rooms, wondering just how much those airport body scanners really reveal.
But what about work trips? So before you pack your bags, here are a few tips on making it tolerable and even—dare we say it—fun. Careful planning is the secret to every successful trip, and work travel is no different. So map out the route to the hotel and double-check the dates on your rental car reservation. Try to carry on your luggage so that your bags don't end up in Anchorage when you're headed to Atlanta.
Don't forget to bring a few essential items to help save your sanity while traveling with co-workers. A pair of earplugs can be a lifesaver if you need to catch some zzz's on a flight or block out the sound of your snoring roommate at night. And a pack of cards are easy to fit in the pocket of your purse and can keep you and your officemates occupied during a layover or a lunch break.
While we're on the subject of packing, remember to fill your suitcase with clothing appropriate to the occasion. Sharing a room with a co-worker? Don't count on the hotel providing you with a robe. Pack a pair of respectable PJ's, even if you normally sleep in your skivvies. Every destination, no matter how small, has something to keep you and your co-workers entertained.
Find the local hot spots using TripAdvisor and Fodor'sor search by city on the Food Network website for restaurants featured on shows like Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. At the very least, you'll avoid an overpriced meal at a mediocre chain restaurant, and you may even become the office hero for discovering that the sleepy southern city you're visiting is home to the world's best hickory-smoked ribs. For something a little more unique, pay a visit to www.
This website lists unusual landmarks and tourist attractions by state. Headed to Omaha? Convincing your co-workers to do something silly or partake in the local culture will provide some surprisingly good team bonding time not to mention photos for the break room. What happens at the regional sales conference doesn't necessarily stay at the regional sales conference—and you don't want to run the risk of your bad behavior making it back to your boss.
A good rule of thumb is not to drink more on a work trip than you would at any other business function. Flight cancelled? Accidentally reserve a Smart Car instead of a rental van? Instead of having a meltdown, try to calmly look for ways to solve the problem.
Anticipate that there might be a few delays or uncomfortable moments during your journey, and resolve not to let them get to you. Attitudes are infectious, and a good one or a bad one can set the tone for everyone on your trip. Have fun! Stay Ahead of the Game Careful planning is the secret to every successful trip, and work travel is no different.
Pack Smart Don't forget to bring a few essential items to help save your sanity while traveling with co-workers. Dress the Part While we're on the subject of packing, remember to fill your suitcase with clothing appropriate to the occasion.
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12 Ways to Optimize Business Travel for Fun