TRAVEL TIPS FROM GEORGE

TRAVELLING LIKE A BOSS

As any jet-setting gent knows regular business travel is taxing on the body. The early mornings, days spent without fresh air and natural light, caffeine and booze all take their toll on you looking and feeling your best. With this in mind we had chat to George who regularly travels abroad for business and occasionally pleasure.


I never get any sympathy from my friends when travelling on business “Ohh but you’re going to New York you’ll be able to do this, and that” they say. What my friends don't understand is that when travelling on business you're not on holiday. As a seasoned traveller I find the most important thing is to be prepared, because to not be, invariably causes you the most stress and keeps you from looking and feeling your best. Here are what I think are the most important things to remember when travelling.

1. FLAWLESS PACKING

Packing is where it all begins and being perfectly packed and prepared is extremely important. Depending on where you are going, what kind of meetings you’ll be having, what the weather will be like will all help determine what you’ll pack. For your average trip which will include a few meetings, lunches, dinners and maybe a couple of drinks on the town I’d recommend the following, one suit (preferably navy), a pair of pants to match for more casual meetings, a couple of ties, two shirts, boxers and underwear for each day your there, a pair of oxfords and casual shoes (if you feel like utilizing the hotel gym make sure your casual shoes double as ones that can be used in gym).

2. SKIN PREP

Before getting off the plane I use a cleanser to wash all the dirt and grime off my skin. The product I use for cleansing is the Billy Jealousy White Knight cleanser. The cleanser uses papaya and willow bark to exfoliate dead skin cells (without scrubbing them off like exfoliates with the beads in them) and gives an instant healthy white glow. Follow this up with a good moisturiser and you’ll come off the plane looking perky and ready for action.

3. HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS IN YOUR KIT

Sure this sounds cliché but the fact is the modern gent takes care of his skin, so just get over it and get on with it I say. A good kit should contain a cleanser, moisturiser, pre shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave, shaving utensils, deodorant, lip balm, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste

4. MAKE TIME TO SHOWER, SHAVE AND CHANGE

Ideally you should have enough time to duck into your hotel shower, shave and change but if not, just take 15 minutes at the airport to shave and change your shirt. It will wake you up and get you ready for any boardroom dispute.

5. UNPACK

Yes it’s the last thing you want to do when you get off the plane, but take 5 minutes to unpack – your clothes will thank you for it and you won’t be running around ironing shirts and creases back into the legs of your pants.

WHAT NOT TO DO



DON’T DRINK TOO MUCH.

Yes I know, it is easy to drink a bit too much when an attractive hostess is on refill duties, but maybe just try stick to one single malt.

LAY OFF THE COFFEE

Just let your coffee snobriety take over and wait for a well-brewed single origin when you land.

DON'T RELY ON HOTEL PRODUCTS

Some hotels do have some nice soaps etc, but for the most part they’re not all that. Make sure you’ve got your Dopp kit on lock and you’ll be right… Plus you won’t smell like every other person in your hotel.

24 January 2013
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