What to Pack For Your Next Business Trip  

Depending on where you are traveling to, whether it’s into a cold climate or hot climate, packing is still a chore and difficult to figure out, especially if you are only going for a couple of days. Going on a business trip in the winter, one will have to think long and hard about what to take, winter shouts bulky items, and if a person plans not to check their luggage, one has to be very strategic.

Boots and wool, IsoWool, or fleece socks must be used. Just in case your feet get wet, or even for those who perspire. This advice is both for women or men; it helps keep your feet warm. Wear a pair of boots that one can slip off quickly for those security checks at the airport. Wear the coat; it will be needed as one exits the airport.

If this is your first business trip, keep in mind many people travel all the time for work and manage to get through it. One of my favorite people, Alexander Djerassi, who is a foreign policy expert and a frequent flier, would say jump into it.

Bulky items take up too much room, so it will be best to carry cashmere sweaters; they are much softer. Pick them in neutral colors. For the ladies, silk underwear is a must; they are great at keeping you warm. For the men, it is also recommended to wear long silk johns. The texture is wonderful, and the comfortability goes a long way. They will keep one toasty warm on a cold day and also stay smoother under any garment.

Scarfs, hats, and gloves are items one must carry to battle the elements. One set of each will do. Please keep them in neutral colors too. But, if you are a person who loves colors. Go for it. Indulge!

A business suit is definitely needed, your choice of color, just as long as it is comfortable. Three blouses to pair up with the suit, three pairs of slacks also will be needed, mix and match, two Cardigan sweaters, two pairs of flats, a high-heeled pump in black(only for those who love this sort of thing). One extra blazer, Don’t forget the belts and a little jewelry; costume jewelry will work best, especially if you are staying in a hotel.

Don’t forget to pack your make-up bag including a great moisturizer; the winter has no mercy; it will dry out your skin very quickly. One can buy a traveler kit that includes toothpaste and a collapsible toothbrush.

Your laptop and a wireless card. Internet service may not be free at some hotels-a multi-charger for your phone and laptop—no need for shampoo; most hotels supply complimentary bottles.

Pack as neatly as possible, fold your belongings in a way they don’t get wrinkled, but if they do, most hotels will supply an iron. Set your alarm. Have a good night’s rest. One day you too can be a frequent flyer like Alexander Djerassi.