Today women travel frequently and this also all over the world. Most manage to reconcile professional and private life. Statistics reveal that almost 50% of business travelers are women and the number continues to grow every day. Traveling in less time means being organized and ready to go. Be smart and plan well for the future
- Keep a list of babysitters who want to participate, even overnight if necessary, in a tab. Keep a small book handy in which you jot down things like what the kids eat, their hours, their important phone numbers, their likes and dislikes, along with the numbers of the doctors and a list of medications, including known allergies.
- Always have a travel bag packed and ready to go. Pack plenty of clothing so they tend to lean towards you regardless of the weather at your destination. Wear easy-care clothes and dark colors on trips. It’s flawless, wrinkle-free and wraps up well.
- Always eat light and cooked foods, avoid raw salads, water and ice. It is advisable to have a snack before the flight and also try to sleep during the flight. In this way you will arrive renewed at your destination. Make sure you drink plenty of bottled water while traveling.
- Set a time to call home in time zones that work for you and your loved ones. Be sure to get memories for your family members, as well as the babysitter and others who relax during your absence. Show them that you care.
- Put safety first. Always put a “do not disturb” sign on your hotel door and if you are nervous, put a chair under the door handle just like in the movies. Keep your mobile phone on and fully charged at all times and carry protection in the form of pepper spray, alarm or if you are trained and authorized for a small gun with your safety. Police in most cities organize training classes for women to learn how to protect themselves and what to do in an emergency. Try to make time to attend these.
- Avoid dark hallways and deserted roads. Never talk to strangers or accept food or drink from someone you don’t know. While traveling, don’t leave food or drink unattended. Be vigilant at all times.
- Choose a hotel carefully. Choose to stay in established hotels or small inns and B & Bs where the owners are generally members of the family. Always email and fax details of accommodation arrangements and travel plans to your home and office.
- Always carry important documents, money, traveler’s checks, and a passport in a money belt that you wear around your waist.
- Always act with confidence and move in groups, there is always safety in numbers.
- If you are sick, go to a state hospital. Never go to a private clinic.
- Never travel with valuables such as jewelry and always carry a small lamp and medical equipment with you.
- For safety reasons, make arrangements with your family to take appropriate action if you do not communicate with them as planned.
Avoid room service and meals in the hotel dining room. Never reveal details of where you came from or your travel plans to anyone.
Be alert and smart and you can travel long and safely.