I just enjoyed my busiest spring travel season on record.
It culminated with a speaking engagement in Lisbon at an international convention where I addressed an audience of 1,500 people. There I gave a talk titled, “The Amazing Power of Story: Using Narrative to Motivate, Inspire, and Sell.” My talk was translated into five languages in real time: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Italian.
Yes, the economy back. Yes, people are interested in improving their presentations skills, so I’m getting lots of work. But my larger point is that in order to enjoy travel, you must have a good attitude about it. Sadly, most folks have a bad attitude about travel. For instance, Edward Snowden has been away from home a lot lately. He decided to hit the road after divulging sensitive U.S. government information.
The U.S. now considers him a fugitive, so Snowden has been trying to find a new place to live. Recent reports have him holed up in a Moscow airport weighing the possibility of flying to another country for asylum.
Travel isn’t always glamorous, but it can be made easier with the following smart travel techniques. These should come in handy for your summer vacation as well as any upcoming business trips.
Here are 5 Cool Travel Tips for Edward Snowden:
- Just pack a carry-on bag. Almost everyone over packs for trips. But if you’re not going to moving around a lot and don’t want to get stuck waiting for luggage, just pack a roller board and travel light.
- Roll your clothes.Two things cause wrinkles: heat and pressure. Folded clothes also take more space so roll those T-shirts so you can look better for media interviews. Take just one or two hangers and drop a thin plastic bag over each item on each hanger.
- Keep essential toiletries with you. If you’re doing a lot of international travel, those long flights can be made more bearable by keeping a toothbrush, some toothpaste, and a mini-deodorant handy for use on the plane. Plus, you never know when you’re going to have to spend the night or the week in an airport.
- Keep your phone charged. Traveling puts you out of your routine, so be sure to charge your phone at night. A phone is now your GPS, your weather report, and an easy way to see what CNN is saying about you that day.
- Stay flexible. The secret to traveling is to keep a good attitude when a flight runs late or when a country denies you entry.
Safe travels, everyone. Even you, Edward Snowden.