Packing List

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What do I pack when I'm going on a business trip?

I'm going to California this weekend for a business trip and over the last two years I've become quite good at packing. Most of the time it can be pretty boring to pack for work: a plain business suit, unsexy heels and all your work materials. (Can't complain because this time I'm going here, see below)

But there are some essentials that you shouldn't forget when traveling, or for any reason. This is why my friends call me the business pro.

  • Bring something to read. A book, magazine, or e-reader. In case your flight is delayed or the flight doesn't show a movie, you have to have something to help you pass the time. I recommend InStyle (if you can handle carrying it) because the issues are usually long so it'll keep you busy for a while. Also, Vanity Fair has great in-depth articles and it's something you can read cover to cover. 
  • Pack chap stick, lotion, eye drops and socks for the plane. The air can really dry you out, especially on a long flight. (See Ali's post on Lypsyl)
  • Bring a big, comfy scarf that you can wrap around several times that can act like a sweater. It'll keep you warm, trust me, you'll need it.
  • Comfortable and cute shoes that you can tolerate while walking long distances in the terminal. I recommend Toms or Sperry's. Both are comfortable to wear for long periods of time and they aren't as messy-looking as athletic sneakers. 



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