Relax on Your Next Business Trip

Traveling for work can get hectic between the normal challenges of transit and your meetings, conferences and appointments. But this doesn’t mean your trip needs to be stressful! In fact, it can be fun and relaxing. Here are a few tips for relaxing on your next business trip.

Plan ahead

Going to New York for a conference? Your schedule is sure to be packed with events and workgroups. The last thing you need is to add more stress by trying to squeeze plans into the little time you have. But you don’t have to miss out on the city all together. Pick one must-do tourist activity and schedule it in advance so you don’t feel rushed in your free time.

Consider extending your trip

If your week is filled with meetings and business dinners, consider staying a few extra days. If you don’t have any reason to rush home, this can be a great way to combine work and pleasure. You’ll be able to focus on work while you need to and then spend a day or two enjoying your destination afterwards.

Schedule a spa treatment or massage

Many hotels have excellent spa packages on offer. Schedule one in advance so you have something to look forward to after a long day of work. This could also help your body relax and get better sleep in your new destination.

Stay in

When you just need a little time to yourself, stay in but skip the room service. Instead order food from the more budget-friendly Caviar app so you can get a delicious local meal delivered right to your hotel. After dinner relax with a movie or spend quiet time reading.

Get outside

When you are running from one appointment to the next, you can easily spend your entire day indoors. Schedule a moment, perhaps during lunch to find an urban park and go for a walk. The fresh air will help you recharge and enjoy your destination.

Take the stress out of parking

If you rent a car, use a parking reservation service like Parking Panda. This will help you pinpoint a parking spot near your meetings. Or get your own personal valet service with Luxe. No one ever likes walking in late with the excuse, “Sorry I couldn’t find any parking!”

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