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Why Your ID May Stop Your Business Travels Before They Get Started in 2018

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If you've taken a business trip within the last few years or paid attention to travel news online recently, it's likely you've seen signs or news about ID requirement changes. You can thank the REAL ID Act for that. As the final stages of the REAL ID Act's full compliance deadline approaches, busi...
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Why Bose Headphones Are the #1 Accessory for Any Business Person

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From office to plane, there are an increasing number of scenarios in which having quality headphones can make (or break) your productivity.In TransitFind solace on your commute by treating yourself to some “me” time. Prioritize your mental health and allow yourself to discover some headspa...
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These Shoes Were Made For Flying

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You don't always have the opportunity to change into a new pair of shoes after your plane lands. When your client meeting takes place minutes after touchdown, rely on these footwear options.1. Under Armour Street Encounter IIIThe Under Armour Street Encounter III for men and women is a...
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Don't Take A Business Trip in 2018 Without Reading This First

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Are you looking for the best business travel advice of 2017? Well, you've come to the right place. We did the work for you, hand-selecting the cream of the crop. Whether you're booking a hotel or trying to wring the most out of your airline miles, these five blogs offer savvy recommendations--each w...
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Don't Travel for Business Without One of These 5 Smartwatches

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Staying fit on a holiday business trip helps burn off calories from those ever-present seasonal snacks, and even helps you sleep. Maybe you'll hit the treadmill in the hotel gym, or maybe you'll find an outdoor trail or yoga class. In any case, having a compact smartwatch to track your progress whil...
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You Need to Hear About These Health-Boosting Hotel Rooms!

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Are you a business traveler looking for the latest tech innovations when you stay in a hotel? Stay Well Rooms has you covered. Developed by Delos, Stay Well specializes in wellness with a range of programs that minimize the effect that business travel has on your body. Sounds good, right? Here's...
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New Year, New Rules: What to Know About Traveling with Smart Bags in 2018

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When 2018 rolls around, there won't just be a new date for you to write at the top of your checks. Instead, business travelers will be affected in the new year with new rules from airlines regarding baggage -- particularly smart baggage. Smart baggage can be extremely useful when it comes to busines...
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Top 5 Best Packable Down Jackets for Fashion-Forward Business Travelers

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Winter travel is difficult for business travelers who want to stay fashionable. Your bag gets filled with heavy, bulky clothing, and you could end up with the dreaded checked bag. On top of that, far too many winter coats focus entirely on function and forget about the form. During the holidays, wha...
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Still Checking Your Bag? Check Out Road Warrior-Worthy Carry-Ons Instead!

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Business travels faster than ever. The pace only quickens during the holiday season, so time is very precious - especially at the airport. Nothing makes a holiday work trip drag on like waiting at a luggage carousel. Mastering the art of the carry-on helps you get off of the plane and home for the h...
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Don't Get on a Plane Without These Five Travel Gadgets

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When you're traveling for work during the holidays, you want to be as efficient as possible. Make the plane into a mobile work space for you to get things done and get back home as soon as possible. As a techie traveler, you always book flights with WiFi and you put it to good use. Here are five awe...
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Upside’s 10 Tips for a Better Holiday-Time Business Trip

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News flash: Business travel is little fun during the high travel volume period between Thanksgiving and the New Year. And for the “do-it-yourself” (DIY) business traveler, it is even worse, as they are alone in dealing with all the travel hassles that have become as traditional as turkey on the...
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4 Hotel Loyalty Programs that Give You Bang for Your Buck

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When traveling for work is a regular part of life, it makes sense to rack up as many perks as possible. And that means more than just using a credit card to earn rewards for travel costs. When it comes to getting the biggest bang for your business travel buck, you need to double down with hotel loya...
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The Business Traveler’s Wellness Guide

Staying in tip-top shape when traveling for business is a combination of pre-trip preparation, in-flight common sense, and on-the-road care. Here is our flight map for staying healthy and fit – so you’re always on top of your game wherever your business takes you.I: Pre-Trip Prep1. Take a ...
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New Feature Update: Button Up the Details With Our Car & Hotel Options

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When it comes to business travel, it’s the little “extras” that can really take the stress out of planning (and taking) that next all-important work trip. And we’re happy to report that we’ve got some great “extras” buttoned up for October. Read on for our latest and greatest features! Add on a r...
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5 Surefire Ways to Get Work Done While Traveling

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Being on the road doesn't have to be a speed bump to your productivity. In fact, when you're out of the office you may enjoy fewer interruptions and a bit more freedom. Here are four ways to ensure that you can make progress on your most important projects while you're on a business trip.1. Bring...
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19 Podcasts That Will Make Your Commute Awesome

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Your business commute can be a frustrating process filled with traffic jams, road rage and all the other unpleasantness associated with rush hour. It doesn't have to be that way. Make the most of the time you spend getting to work or a client site by listening to these awesome podcasts on your Bose...
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Best Spotify Playlists for Productivity

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Overly talkative co-workers, loud remote work locations and other situations that aren't ideal can cut into your productivity. When you have to nail your deadlines during business travel, music is a big help for meeting your goals. You probably aren't carrying around your full music library when you...
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Score These 5 Under 10 Business Travel Deals on Amazon Prime Day!

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It’s the event we’ve been waiting for: Amazon Prime Day. A day of epic deals just for Amazon Prime members. Which means it’s the perfect time to go shopping for all the accessories that make for a boss business trip. If you’re already a Prime member, you’re ready to save. If you’re not a...
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Take 20 In-Room Workouts

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Between back-to-back meetings, all-day seminars, and client dinners, business travel can throw off the fitness routines of even the most dedicated gym-goers. Instead of packing it in for the entire trip, squeeze in a workout in the place you call home: your hotel room. The following routine is de...
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5 Smart Bags for Smarter Business Travel

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Technology is a blessing and a curse when it comes to business travel. Being able to store contacts on your cell phone and client work on your laptop makes your job easier. But packing and toting your tech from plane to hotel to office to meeting? Well, that part can really weigh you down.Our Top...
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The In-Flight 5

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When it comes to business travel, there’s no such thing as “down” time when you’re 40,000 feet high. Use this pocket of (air) time to work uninterrupted for a few hours. And use our In-Flight 5 to help plug in, tune out, and stay fresh – all while getting the job done. When you do finally lan...
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Top 5 Amazon.com Travel Accessories Under $100

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There’s nothing you can’t find on Amazon.com – and that’s especially true when it comes to accessories for business travel. Which is why we made a $250 Amazon.com gift card part of our 1st weekly prize (Boss Essentials) in the #MyUpside Photo Contest*!In fact, we took an internal poll and c...
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7 Easy Ways to Stay Connected While You Travel for Business

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Savvy business travelers can appreciate the sheer importance of staying connected during a business trip. However, staying connected encompasses a wide range of needs and considerations, which can include making sure you use an encrypted internet connection and even just keeping your devices charged...
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Stay Productive on Your Next Long Business Flight

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Staying productive in the skies is an important goal for nearly every business traveler. However, each individual traveler measures in-flight productivity differently. For many, technology plays a big role in helping them stay connected and on top of their work. For other business travelers, it€..
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The Complete International Business Travel Checklist

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International business travel requires significant preparation. In addition to preparing for the business objectives of the trip and packing your bags and passport, there’s a lot more to consider to make sure you have a successful international business trip.Use this complete business travel chec...
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Travel Insurance: What Business Travelers Should Know

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Travel insurance isn’t always the first thing you think of when buying business travel. However, if you’re planning a business trip soon, you should also consider whether you have enough insurance coverage to protect you while you travel for work. Want to know what travel insurance covers or what...
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8 Travel Gadgets That Every Business Traveler Needs

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There are a lot of flashy travel gadgets out there for business travelers. However, the best ones are the ones that actually help you make the most of your trip. Staying productive and having some much-needed peace of mind are all important traits in any travel gadget. Whether you need to plug into...
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5 Must-Have Apps for Frequent Flyers

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ICYMI: That smartphone in your pocket could be your most valuable travel companion. It can take the pain (and price) out of airport parking, shuffle you swiftly through security, deliver grub right to your gate and even get you into those luxurious airport lounges... and that’s not all!We turned...
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Top 10 Gifts for Business Travelers

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Looking for just the right gift for a business traveler? Business travelers are especially savvy when it comes to having the latest and best travel gear. Finding the perfect gift can be a bit of challenge, but not at all impossible if you know what keeps a business traveler ticking. They want gi...
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How Having Global Entry Will Change the Way You Travel for Business

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Thanks to Global Entry, international business travel just got a whole lot easier. Leave the stress of wait times, long lines, and unpacking carry-ons behind. As an international road warrior you deserve a stress free international airport experience, and that’s why we think you should sign up for...
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The Carry-On Challenge: Packing Hacks

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Another business trip, another carry-on challenge. The carry-on challenge is two-fold: look sharp and stay productive on the road without packing everything but the kitchen sink — all while keeping your luggage light and easy to carry. Challenge accepted. We turned to some of the travel in...
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