Travel can be stressful, especially if you're a working mom. Whether you are preparing for an overnight business trip or a family vacation, you'll have additional items on your to-do list.
The articles below include the essential travel tips and packing lists - all designed to make work and personal travel less stressful.
There's nothing worse than arriving at your final destination only to realize that you've forgotten to pack a critical item. While you can get basic toiletry items from most hotel front desks, they probably won't be the brands you have at home. And, let's be honest, the toothbrush bristles will end up stuck in your teeth, and there's barely enough shampoo in the sample bottles to last two days, let alone an entire week.
Use these 6 tips for packing a suitcase to make sure you arrive with everything you need, and your belongings in order.
2. Packing Lists for Vacations
Vacations should be a time to rest, relax and reconnect with family. Most working moms, however, arrive at their destination completely exhausted from pre-trip preparations, making it difficult to enjoy the first few days of vacation. This is especially true when vacation travel involves children.
Picking a destination and packing a suitcase are not the only things that must be done before you leave home. As a matter of fact, there's a long list of important pre-travel tasks to consider. Refer to this travel checklist for 13 things that must be done before you leave home.
Vacations allow tired working moms to rest and recharge. Many of you, though, are "recharging" other things like laptops and Blackberries while on vacation. For some reason, you feel obligated to check voicemail, reply to emails and return a few calls when you are out of the office. Read this article for a compelling argument against taking work with you while on vacation.
5. Make Business Travel Easier
Business travel can be both a blessing and a curse. For an exhausted and overworked mom, sometimes a full night's sleep all alone in a comfortable hotel room is just what is needed. Yet no one can deny that business travel brings a host of challenges as well - everything from scheduling conflicts to mommy guilt.
Here's help reducing the stress associated with business travel.