Travel is more-often-than-not associated with a relaxed trip packed with fun activities and experiences. While this might be the case most of the times, many people travel for professional purposes. A travelling professional, unfortunately, may not experience the same laissez-faire itinerary, which is why it is more important for a person on a work trip to be organised and efficient. These are 8 items everyone must carry on a work trip.
Dual Timezone Watch
When work takes you abroad, excitement may be the initial reaction, but it takes hardly any time for the effects of long distance travel to settle. Your mind and body can be a tad unsettled after being thrown into a new time zone. To ensure that you reach all your meetings on time, and in order to ace those deadlines, you should invest in a dual timezone watch which shows the time for two different places. You can check the time at your current location, while being aware of what's happening back at your office.
This item has featured in possibly every single travel gear list made &mdash and rightly so. Electrical outlets tend to differ according to the country you visit. A work trip means you are using our electronic items all the time, so these need to be at optimum battery levels. With a universal travel adapter, you can charge your gadgets in any outlet. Some versions of this also feature multiple extension options so as to allow you to charge different gizmos all at once.
Organisation is key while planning a work trip. And this goes for your clothes too. Outfits must be kept in impeccable condition when you have meetings lined up. Packing cubes help to segregate items and organise them, while saving space in a suitcase. You can get them in various sizes and materials. Some can also hold dirty laundry, and mask the odour.
Diaries and ink pens may still have a niche following but we can safely say the days of paper and pen as tools of documentation are long gone. Most work nowadays is done online, on laptops, tablets and smartphones. Working professionals carry around several chargers, gadgets, SD cards, and hard disks. Access these easier - pack all digital items in an organiser. Many are available with a hard cover to avoid any potential damage.
Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
As mentioned above, most jobs are now dependent on the internet. Internet access has grown from a luxury to a necessity. There are many places around the country and abroad where one cannot find access to high-speed internet, or worse, any internet at all. Carrying a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot ensures that you have a source of internet at all times. Portable, light and easily packed, these hotspots are the ideal work-trip electronic companion.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Concentration is a rare commodity in a crowded world, especially when you are trying to meet a deadline in an environment filled with loud sounds. Enter noise cancellation headphones. This subset of headphones effectively drowns out ambient sounds, allowing you to gather your thoughts. Simply pop them on and work with ease.
A professional attire is crucial to a working person&rsquos appearance. This includes an often forgotten item - footwear. It is important to ensure that your shoes are in good condition &mdash no scuffs or scrapes Shoe bags allow you to keep your footwear in a separate packaging, ensuring they look top-notch.
Lint is the number one enemy of an impressive appearance. It can turn any clothing shabby. Simple lint rollers are very portable and easy to carry. And they hardly take up any space.