Travel Ready: 7 Ways Working Parents Can Make Business Trips More Bearable

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Stay Organized
One reason why travel is so stressful is because many people are disorganized. Develop a system to keep track of your travel documents, appointments, and ... more 
Photo by: Stock.Xchng
Stay Organized
One reason why travel is so stressful is because many people are disorganized. Develop a system to keep track of your travel documents, appointments, and itineraries. I use a clear, plastic folder to store my paper documents and I keep digital copies on my phone and laptop. You should also make digital copies of your IDs (driver's license, passport) in case you lose them. Make sure to leave a copy of your itinerary and contact numbers with your family.
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Wed, Jun 19, 2013 11:42 AM EDT

At my previous job, I traveled at least two weeks out of every month. I maintained this schedule for three solid years. I was on the road so much that I had to check my itinerary every morning just to remember where I was. I reached the point where business travel was making me and my family miserable. I felt guilty about leaving them so much and they missed me while I was gone. Although many people believe that business trips are glamorous, they really aren't. Most of the time you only get to see hotel rooms and airports. But business travel doesn't have to be all drudgery. After a couple of years of bland hotel food and general travel frustation, I decided to change my attitude about travel and make the most of the opportunities I was given. Click through for 7 ways working parents can make business trips more bearable! -By Frederick J. Goodall

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