Travel in Comfort
October 27, 2009 | Permalink
With the summer past and business travel now a higher priority for some people, Road Warrior thought it was time to discuss some of those creature comforts that make having to travel more enjoyable.
Many long time business travelers choose Extended Stay Hotels because of the value, comfort and convenience of having a large room, a full kitchen and a great price. The same desire for comfort can be met while traveling for little or no money.
For instance, few things are as relaxing as lounging around in your slippers. Take this experience on the road by buying a pair of flannel or fleece lined moccasins. Slip them on when you arrive at the airport, breeze through security and have a comfortable flight. They are also great for lounging around your spacious Extended Stay Hotels studio. The website thefind.com has hundreds of moccasins at very reasonable prices.
Now that you are comfortably seated, let’s get rid of those annoying sounds, like aircraft engines and distant conversations. Technology has come to the rescue with something called noise-canceling headphones.
Simply put, the really good headphones actually generate one set of sound waves that cancel out the offending sound waves. With this done, you can concentrate on your book, your music or, best of all, a nap. Good noise-canceling headphones are not cheap, so start with product reviews from places like Cnet.com before putting your hard earned money down.
Speaking of naps, flights can be a great time to catch up on your beauty sleep. Unfortunately, those airline pillows just don’t provide the support or comfort you want. One answer is the Therm-a-rest compressible pillow, which Therm-a-rest debuted this year. Costing around $20 to $25, this pillow packs to one fifth its normal size, making it ideal for your carry-on luggage.
Just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. A little planning, like reserving a spacious suite at one of the nearly 700 Extended Stay Hotels can make all the difference between a grueling trip and a relaxing travel experience.
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To improve comfort in using a laptop on the road: Hotels often have their lists of services done up in a kind of ring binder. I have found these useful for giving my MacBook Air a comfortable tilt -- without having to pack and carry something with me to get the same effect.
Posted by: SFR Daniel | Nov 2, 2009 1:22:09 AM