This is a guest post by Eyenie Schultz, Career and Style Alchemist
Do you leave packing to the very last minute and end up staring at it while asking yourself, “what the eff do I do now?”
No matter how often you travel, if you don't have a strategy and the tools necessary to make packing a cinch, the experience can be an overwhelming and daunting task.
For this holiday season take all the yuck and “I don’t wanna!” out of loading your suitcase by following these three simple steps. (more…)
What items are you most likely to forget?
Your power cord? Underoos? A toothbrush?
Have you traveled all day without hangry snacks and wanted to fight someone for their peanuts?
Stop wingin’ it and use a list.
Listicizing your packing keeps your precious brainspace free to do more important things like brush your cat before you leave, get in an interval run, give your kids one last hug or watch one more episode of Downton Abbey. Travel packing lists are one area where I think they should definitely be digital. This way you can add, delete and reuse. I keep mine in Evernote and have different lists for business travel, weekend casual travel, mountain bike races, running races, adventure races and camping. Here’s a sample list. I don’t always take everything but it’s there for me to decide whether or not to check off. In Evernote, there are checkboxes. They just don’t copy over here.
- Casual or travel outfits
- Business clothes for each day
- Sweater or jacket
- Dress socks, hose, or tights
- Dress shoes
- Shoe bag or shower cap for shoes
- Vitamin box for jewelry
- Sports Bra
- Workout Clothes
- Athletic Socks
- Sprigs Wrist Banjee
- Exercise Equipment – Jetsetter, Grid
- Road ID
- Tennis ball
- Gypsy wrap or bandanna
- Shampoo, Conditioner
- Hair Product
- Face Wash/Wipes
- Face Lotion
- Hand Sanitizer
- Toothpaste, toothbrush and floss
- Hand lotion or balm
- Feminine essentials
- Athletic tape
- Dr Bronner for detergent and body wash
- Snacks – chia seeds, hemp seeds, nuts, nut butter, salmon, tea, cooked quinoa bowl, seaweed
- Protein Powder
- Travel Mug and Water Bottle
- Purse, wallet or utility belt, Sprigs Wrist Banjee
- Credit Cards/Cash
- Phone charger
- Laptop charger/spare cord
- Heart rate monitor
- Mini First Aid Kit
- Hand Warmers/Toe Warmers
- Sleep Sack/Liner
- Sandwich Bags
- Large Ziplock bags for separating outfits
- Duct tape
- Sleep mask
Training Edge Magazine, a quarterly electronic and hard copy magazine for fitness professionals developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, featured yours truly in an article about niche training (pages 3 and 11!). What's my niche? Business travelers, mobile professionals and anyone who doesn't sit at a desk from 9-5. Why? Because I've lived that life. I traveled weekly for almost eight years and then traveled a few times a month for another three. I understand that traveling for a business isn't a job it's a lifestyle. (more…)
Have you ever been delayed at an airport because of weather and had to try to find a healthy meal at the two excuses for restaurants in the terminal?
Have you ever intended to exercise when you arrive at your hotel but because the shuttle was delayed or the car rental counter line was a mile long, it was 10:00pm by the time you checked in and you still hadn't even eaten dinner? (more…)
1) You probably don’t need it.
Be realistic with how much time you'll have, where you are going and what you will do. If you are going to be in meetings from 8am-8pm, you probably don’t need a casual outfit beyond what you wear on the plane. (more…)