Traveling for business can be a tedious task. Between day-to-day meetings and piled up work, a spur the moment work trip can be a bit of a pain. Thankfully, there are ways to make the traveling process as seamless as possible. Here are our top hacks for when you have to hit the road for work.
Make a Travel Checklist
Even for some of the most experienced travelers, this age old trick is still your best bet in making sure you have everything you need. When a last minute trip pops up, stress can make it incredibly easy to forget an essential (like a toothbrush… or your computer charger), so get ahead—make a list! We suggest making a document that you can easily print off every time you travel, or downloading a packing list from the good ol’ world wide web.
Have an Energy Bar or Healthy Snack Handy
Nothing is worse than when you’re hours into a trip and hunger strikes. With no restaurants in sight, what’s a hungry traveler to do? Plan ahead, that’s what! On long road trips, make sure to pack an energy bar or healthy snack, such as nuts, for when you need a boost. Buy your favorite bar in bulk and you’ll be set for when you can’t sit down for a proper meal.
Make sure that your phone (and other electronics for that matter) are fully charged before hitting the road. We strongly suggest buying a car charger so you can “juice up” along the way. Between using GPS, phone calls to Mom, and listening to tunes to pass the time, that battery life can go from 100 to 0 real quick. Car chargers are cheap and definitely worth the effort to buy—nothing’s worse than a dead phone.
Woah, We’re Halfway There
Gas tank running low? It shouldn’t be! We advise that you keep your tank halfway full at all times on long roadtrips. You never know when you’ll hit a 100 mile stretch with no gas station in sight… and the only thing worse than running out of gas on the highway is not making your important business meeting because you had to wait for AAA.
Yelp it Out or Phone a Friend
This one is for the “foodies” out there. A plus to traveling often is the chance to try amazing local fare! Treat yourself to a good meal once you get to your destination before hitting the hotel. Don’t waste your time on chain restaurants when you can easily do a bit of research and make the most of your time in a new city. If you have a friend in said city, ask them what their favorite dinner spot is, and if all else fails—there’s always Yelp!
Now that you have the tips for a flawless business trip, let us help you get there! Book with Savannah Car Rentals today!