What's your go-to travel suitcase (or bag)? My suitcase is always packed with duplicate essentials -- hair dryer, makeup and workout clothes. I actually had to buy new suitcases recently as I had worn through my old ones. I use a Travel Pro carry on for 2-3 night trips. Sometimes my trips involve multiple wardrobe requirements. In that case, I use a large Travel Pro roller suitcase.
Two apps you can't travel without? My favorite app right now is My Fitness Pal. It helps me keep track of the calories I've taken in during the day and also helps me track the calories I've burned through exercise. Since eating on the road is always so challenging, this app really helps me stay in tune with my fitness goals. I also love the basic photo app to look at family pictures -- especially those of my new granddaughter!
You have a meeting immediately after your plane lands. What's your advice for looking presentable? I always carry my "meeting" shoes with me and wear comfortable shoes when I travel. I also will not wear my jacket on the plane -- I'll hang it when possible. I'll wear a sweater and change. While both things keep me relaxed, I find that by changing into my "official" garb once we land gets me mentally ready for the upcoming meeting.
Advice for combating jet lag? Don't plan to do too much the first night you arrive in a different time zone. My team knows I like to keep it low key when I get to my destination, so I can get a good night's sleep and start fresh the next day.
What are your tips for keeping relationships with kids/spouses/partners healthy when you're always on the road?Utilize technology well. My career began in sales and in the '80's I remember having to fax back edits to my daughter's term papers using the one fax machine at the hotel. We've come a long way since then, as she can now FaceTime me or text me no matter where I am. I make a point to check in with my husband (we're empty nesters now) to see how his day went. I also do this because he has a habit of buying interesting things when I'm away on long trips. I returned from an overseas trip a few years ago to find what I believe is the world's largest espresso machine.
Travel food: what's your go-to snack for a long day of meetings or long plane ride? Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. They are great baked snacks for when I need a boost.
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