A checklist for the weary PR traveler

Traveling is taxing. Here’s how to make your jet-setting lifestyle a little less jet and a little more settling.

Airport security lines, that extra five pounds that leads to an extra $10 dollars of luggage fees—not to mention the extra five pounds you gain from client meetings on the go.

Traveling weighs on you, PR pro.

I’m here to take some of that weight off. In response to a recent article on by Arik Hanson, here’s your new travel checklist.

Schedule some downtime

Traveling for business can easily make a typical day hours longer. Why? Because your plane didn’t have reliable Wi-Fi. Because you might as well churn out that press release before tomorrow’s meetings. So, just keep on working, right?

Prepare for the inevitable lack of reliable Wi-Fi. Anticipate that the cab you take from the airport in Queens to your hotel in Manhattan might take longer than expected. Try to check a few projects off your list before traveling.

Schedule time to visit a museum, take a walk, or meet a friend. Even a short break can help improve creativity. It’s a win/win.

Eat for health and energy

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