Corporate Travel: Keeping Your Work (and Home) Life Manageable

Is traveling for work uber-glamorous or just another part of the job? How do you manage your life at home when you’re on the road? 

Our Twitter #careerchat explored the truths about traveling for work. Business travel can be stressful, but with the right perspective, you can turn any travel experience into a great opportunity.

Takeaways from the chat:

  • You’re always on the clock. Represent yourself and your company positively at all times, and don’t risk behavior that could get you fired.
  • Don’t take traveling for granted. Even if you have back-to-back meetings, find time to explore.
  • Make yourself unplug. It’s easy to spend all day and night working, without a break, especially if your sleep schedule is disrupted..
  • Keep your diet and exercise routine as close to normal as possible. Stay at hotels with gyms or nearby parks. Wear your walking shoes on the plane.
  • If you’re looking for a job that includes travel, look for positions in the Sales Support, Implementation and Auditing functions.
  • You need to love the job you’re doing regardless of travel. Travel should be the bonus.


Special thanks to @myFootpath, @JohnAntonios, @Kblennon, @DrWoody, @michmerc, @ASQ_Trish, @navitasHR and @kbaumann.

Job seeker? Just want to get ahead in your career?

Join our Twitter #careerchat Tuesdays @ 12 PM CT to talk about everything from friending your boss on Facebook to personal branding to how to get a call back from recruiter.

How to join: Go to and follow the hashtag “careerchat” at noon CT every Tuesday!

Adapted from my post on MyPath.

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