Business travel can be daunting! Going through security, removing your shoes, schlepping your bags in and out of bins and adapting to various time zones can age you pretty quickly. Over time, I learned to take all this in stride and take the Frugality approach to working on the road. Here are 3 tips to try.
- In-flight Entertainment: On flights with free entertainment, I enjoy a movie or 2. It is the perfect time to watch exactly what I want to. Often, there are features that are still in the theaters. I can’t tell you how exciting this is. At home I never get to hold the remote. Estimated Value $21
- Samples and Pampering: Most airports have upped-their-game and offer a variety of shops and restaurants just waiting for your dollars. I am able to glean freebies while going from one gate to the next. In Bath & Body Works you can use the in-store sink to sample hand scrubs and lotions. L’Occitane and Kiehls also provide potions to try and will give you great skincare samples; just for the asking. Estimated Value $20
- Corporate Functions: I always accept the invitation. The private functions are often held at local museums; or other event venues. This allows me to access the local arts scene, a free meal; and great company. Estimated Value $60