Hacks: ways to keep your body and mind balanced as a smart traveler

business traveler hacks and tips

Let’s be real. Most of us business travelers are not celebrities. We don’t have an entourage of stylists and assistants flying with us as we head over from one destination to another, prepping us for the next meeting. In fact, many of us are faced with challenges like working on a project where the local time is twelve hours ahead of what our body is telling us, or being away from family for long periods of time. Or, having to look like we slept eight hours, showered and had a massage when in reality we slept zero and the last time we brushed our hair was when we left the house to go to the airport. And because of this, we end up in a cycle where we have to deal with constant tiredness, irritability, and protocols while trying to stay healthy.

But here are some hacks for you, smart traveler, to stay sane and look your best as you embark on your next business trip.

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What’s next for airlines that are committed to taking luxury to the next level

Luxury airlines

First and business class cabins are ever-changing—from fully-flat beds with mattresses and duvets, to 32 inch personal HD TVs and extra space to work and sleep all in the same area. And as these new designs emerge, airlines with exquisite first class cabins remain committed to taking luxury to the next level. So, what can you expect from airlines such as Thai Airways, Qantas, Emirates, British Airways and Singapore Airlines in the near future? Let’s take a look at each one, and you can decide if next is really better.

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What you need to know before your next trip to Cuba

Cuba tourism information

Traveling to Cuba has been a hot topic ever since restrictions were eased for Americans, thanks to Obama. Over 50 thousand Americans have visited the country in the first half of 2016, a 36 percent increase since last year in that same time period. Many flock to this island, which is full of beautiful beaches, good rum, salsa dancing, nightlife festivities, friendly people and of course, the mouth-watering food.

But before you embark on your next adventure to the sizzling island with its 1950s vintage American cars, there are a few things you need to know before you get there. (more…)

Out with the new, in with the old: human travel agents

Travel agents

Online booking has been an extremely popular means to purchase tickets and hotels for many, many years. Sites such as Expedia, Priceline, CheapOAir, among others, have replaced real, living, breathing people. Why? Because us humans are not perfect. As such, we have been replaced by algorithmic machines.

However, the popularity of human travel agents are coming back—the old ways are becoming new again!

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New air travel law and what it means for travelers

Air travel laws

Congress recently passed a new law “to transfer operation of air traffic services currently provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to a separate not-for-profit corporate entity and to reauthorize and streamline programs” of the FAA.

For passengers, this means that the bill will require airlines to seat families with children together, without any added fees. Sounds like a no brainier—airlines should have been doing this from the start.

The legislation will also help speed up the security line, and issue refunds quicker for baggage fees when your luggage is lost for 12 hours or more.

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Welcome to Virgin Australia’s new business class, “The Business”

Virgin Australia business class seat the business

Sleek, chic and quite stunning—check! Virgin Australia’s new business class, named “The Business”, now flies daily from Sydney to Los Angeles, and every other day from Brisbane to Los Angeles.

The UK designer, Tangerine, wanted to make a seat that was “outside the box” while keeping in mind the space available and airline regulations.

Tangerine’s Creative Director, Matt Round, said that “the aim was to give the passenger experience a sense of flow, from walking through the aircraft door to the detailing at the end of their fingertips.”

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Is Pokémon Go your next travel app?

pokemon go travel influence

If you haven’t heard of Pokémon Go (at least the name), then you may be living under a rock ;). This app is the most successful mobile app of all time, generating $2 million a day in revenue in the US market! And 40 percent of its users are adults over the age of 25. Now I know what you may be thinking, “this is just a game,” but that’s not all it can be. It can also be your next travel app. How you may ask?

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What’s hot in travel gadgets for fall 2016

Best travel gadgets for fall

Travel gadgets are sprouting up like weeds in a field. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what’s new and cool, so we’ve searched high and low for what’s trending for travel in the fall. From smart padlocks, panoramic pods, to smart suitcases and travel antennas, you’ll end up feeling a bit less worried and stressed once you get your hands on these fun toys.

Which one of these would you take with you?

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