Today I just returned from a family trip. A holiday in a village. This family trip lasted just under a week. I left Monday, and returned Friday. I know, a REAL week long trip has you leaving Sunday and returning Friday, but this was long enough to make a few observations. When you go on a trip, especially, but not exclusively for business; a few things happen. You aren’t yourself. What you are is an Adult. Kids don’t travel for business, not unless they are Miley Cyrus. It all involves planning ahead. Something most of us try to not waste time with.
Even the most scatterbrained of us have to remember 2 things when we are traveling. Where are our ‘papers’. In the World war II movies, the Germans would always ask in that all too suspicious tone…’Papers‘. It never seemed to work though because the spy’s always had their papers and as they said ‘Everything is in order‘. In the business travelers real world, there are no forgeries that don’t land you in a lot of trouble for a long time. You have to deal with your boarding pass for your flight, and your ID. The ID part you only need when you are entering the boarding area of the Airport and go through security screening. The boarding passes on the other hand will require 1 per leg of your journey. Going there is usually the easiest of the two. Coming back is another story. You STILL have to have these things on your person to get back home! So we all devise a sort of organization that dictates where we will put our papers even though the rest of our life could be a complete disorganized mess.
2. Emergency Food:
When you travel, it often happens that your flight will be delayed, or canceled. In such cases, you can of course go to any number of overpriced eateries/pubs located throughout the airport concourse that will offer food and drink. If you are on a budget or don’t have the time you KNOW you won’t be able to count on the flight for any form of sustenance. Usually I bring a sleeve of RITZ crackers (everything tastes great when it sitz on a ritz) and a box of some form of candy. I can’t tell you how often I’ve fallen back on this bit of miniature preparation.