Here are our top tips for the business traveller that will save you time, energy and stress.

Roll your clothes when packing.

News flash – there is a better way to pack your suitcase than the normal folded pile. Try rolling your clothes for optimal space-saving, this method allows you to fit more things in. Winner!!

Access google maps offline.

Three friends looking at a map on a phone.  One person is pointing to a location.

This hack has been a revelation to us and has been so useful since we were told about it- it is too amazing to keep secret!! If you are travelling to an area that you aren’t familiar with, and you have sufficient storage space on your phone, you can download the area Google Maps to browse offline. Especially handy if you find yourself with no internet connection.

  • Step 1: Go on the map to the area you want to save.
  • Step 2: Type “ok map” into the search.
  • Step 3: Press Download.

Use the TV to charge your electronics.

With so many cables and electronics accessories to remember it is easy to forget the little USB adapter. If you don’t have a laptop that you can plug the usb cable into for charging, remember that most modern TVs have a USB port around the back.

Be business ready by reducing your jet lag.

Try these tips to help shift to your new time zone as quickly as possible:

Woman walking through a park on a path, the image only shows your legs down.  She is wearing trainers and black leggings.
  • Staying hydrated with water or squash. Dehydration impairs concentration and business performance, so keep sipping from that water bottle.
  • Get outdoors during the day. Rather than falling in to bed as soon as you get to your destination, take yourself outside for a walk and fresh air to start re-synching your body clock. The sunlight inhibits melatonin production (the hormone that prepares you for sleep) and will help you overcome fatigue.
  • At night time, make your room as dark as possible. The darkness cues your internal body clock that it is time for sleeping

Pick a place you would like to see and really enjoy it.

When you are on a business trip, your focus isn’t on what the local area has to offer you. But while you are there, just one good trip will surely make some lifetime memories. Oxfordshire is renowned for it’s heritage and beauty. A tour of the University Colleges or the free admission University Museums would be ideal is you fancy venturing in to the City. There is also Blenhiem Palace, Didcot Railway Centre ,and the historic market town Abingdon-on-Thames. A leaflet is available from the Vale of the White Horse Tourism

Image of Hereford Bridge that links together the Old and New Quadrangles of Hereford College. Also known as "The Bridge of Sighs".

We hope that our tips for you as a business traveller have been useful and we look forward to welcoming you at Millbrook House in the future.

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