father-in-law is a pilot...
tip comes from my father-in-law who is a pilot for a
major airline. He told me to always wear earplugs when
I fly. This good piece of advice has made my flights
more productive, less tiring and much more peaceful.
Now I can use flight time to catch up on office paperwork
and to sleep. I�m not bothered by the noises that planes
normally make and I�m not distracted by my row neighbors
or their frisky children.
Krista Regedanz, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
packs a diaper...
Not all business travellers can afford to stay at hotels.
My tip is for those staying in hostels, which, I have
found, are often out of towels. In order to be prepared
and since towels take up a lot of space in a suitcase,
I carry a cloth diaper with me to use as an emergency
towel. They're light weight, very absorbent, and dry
Diana Walker, Austin, Texas, USA
The best investment I ever made is a rolling computer
case with a telescoping handle. I don't care how light
your laptop may be it gets very heavy when you're dashing
through airports. My case has a place for my laptop,
a portfolio and a compartment big enough to pack one
outfit, undies, and makeup to get me through a one-day
meeting. It�s heaven - no hassles - everything all in
one piece of luggage. By the way, my rolling PC case
is only 17 inches wide and fits under the seat on the
Jo Ann Allen,Tampa, Florida, USA
with luggage tags...
Never put your home address on your luggage tags. Instead,
put your name and phone number on them or attach your
business card instead. You don't want to let thieves
know where you live and that your home may be empty
long enough for them to rob it.
Corinna, London, England
Her washroom solution...
What do you do when you have to watch your bag, your
purse and a computer and you need to use the washroom
in a train station or airport? My advice is never to
leave things outside your stall for even a few minutes
even if the bathroom seems empty. Instead, I head for
the handicapped washroom. Most often they are empty,
there are no lineups and they are large enough to bring
all your belongings in with you.
Robin Brown, New Zealand
doesn�t need an iron...
I take a small plastic spray bottle with me on all
my business trips. Unpacking my suitcase, I immediately
deal with any clothes that have become creased. After
filling the bottle with tap water, I spray the wrinkled
garments with a light mist, then brush the garment with
my hands to straighten out the wrinkles. In a couple
of minutes my clothes are almost wrinkle free and ready
to wear. I suggest other Journey Women experiment with
their clothes prior to travelling to see if my system
works for them, too.
Judith Vale, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Business in Germany...
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