How To Enjoy Traveling Solo

Dumb Little Man

“But, don’t you get lonely traveling solo?” ” This is a very common question for a lot of people who have jumped on a plane or a train and set off on their own little adventures. Even on our best days, the thought of traveling solo either for a break or to start a life elsewhere can be daunting. However, traveling alone has some significant benefits, like pushing you outside of your comfort zone. After all, this is your traveling experience.

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Tips for Female Travelers (Safety and Bonus Travel Tips)

Office Dynamics

Women Traveling Alone Should Enjoy Themselves. Traveling alone has many benefits. I have been traveling for business for 25 years and 90% of the time, I travel alone. Most of my work as a female professional speaker and corporate trainer takes me across the United States with little international travel (by choice). While being on the road is tiring, stressful and can drive you crazy when you travel often for business, it can be exhilarating.

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News from Assist Travel

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With Assist Travel just a few month’s away, I thought I would share everything that I have been working on behind the scenes. We really do have world-class speakers talking all thing business travel. Before I go into more detail on all that stuff, I thought I’d firstly refresh your memories and talk a little bit about why I think you should come along to Assist Travel. Why should you attend Assist Travel? The Assist Travel Programme. Restaurant.

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Travel Itineraries

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A well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers. Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides. Well along with the usual stresses of travelling your boss also has to attend meetings and act professionally when in many cases they are dealing with jet lag and the continuous business activities back in the UK office. Happy travel planning, Nicky x.

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Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

Dumb Little Man

Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand. Eagle-eyed fans will quickly recognize the Woolwich Arsenal train station and its surroundings. They can stop by for a bite at the exact restaurant where the infamous all-against-one fight scene was set in Volume 1. The post Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Fun Travel

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Tips for Planning Someone Else’s Travel

Office Dynamics

Planning travel for others is no simple matter and administrative professionals know this better than anyone else! Each traveler has personal preferences and unique quirks that make travel planning a true art form. However, travel is full of unpredictable changes. We’ve spent the last couple months talking to some of the top admins in the game to find out what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve and keep travelers moving on time and in style.

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Backpackers vs. Glampackers: What Kind of Traveler Are You?

Dumb Little Man

Staycation, voluntourism, set-jetting—these are just some of the many travel buzzwords going around. Let’s start by getting a good grasp of these two distinct breeds of travelers. Backpackers are individuals who follow the low-cost and independent approach to traveling. They take as much time they need when traveling. They travel without sacrificing comfort and style. Like backpackers, they have a passion for travel, but they try to keep theirs glamorous.

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Emotional Intelligence Meets Travel Planning

Office Dynamics

What do emotional intelligence and travel planning have in common? I have been traveling extensively for business (and a little pleasure) for 3 straight months. I have been a business traveler for 27 years. While the typical person thinks traveling is glamorous, the business traveler has a different perspective. Often business travelers put in very long days. The traveler then sits and waits until boarding time.

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Solution for Major Travel Planning Pain Points

Office Dynamics

Travel planning is infamous for being a huge time, patience, and sanity suck for administrative professionals. What seems like a simple there-and-back trip to a traveler is a whirlwind of coordination and research for the admin. And can you try to get me reservations to my favorite restaurant and hotel. Administrative professionals are the second largest employment group in the United States and nearly every single admin doubles as a travel agent.

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Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. Admins use their telepathy to know what brands their travelers prefer, time travel to get days of work done in mere hours, and teleportation to support their travelers, even when they are halfway around the world. Then, when it’s finally time to take a day off and relax, or travel for business, they’re starting from scratch and the planning process suddenly feels more stressful than ever!

Assistant Recommended Apps for Travel

Office Dynamics

All this information is waiting in the palm of your hand and it has the power to make travel for yourself or your leader so much easier! Best Apps for Travel Recommended by Assistants. Whether you travel often or your executive does these apps will make your lives much easier by increasing your productivity and ease your travel woes. Mobile travel planning made easy. Find restaurants, dentists, bar, salons even doctors wherever you are!

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Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. It is for this very reason that I had Nancy Fraze, an Office Dynamics journalist, write, a list of Travel Tips.

4 Smart Ways to Travel The World For Free

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to know our secret on ways to travel the world for FREE ? If you are a traveler, you certainly know that traveling can be far too expensive. The good news is that there are ways out there to travel cheaper and longer. You may even end up traveling for free! You need to play your cards right in order to be able to travel more and avoid paying too much. Here are the 3 smart ways you can travel the world cheap or for free. #1

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to San Francisco

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Trains arrive at the SFO International Terminal every 15 minutes and it’s just 30 minutes to downtown San Francisco. More information about trains between OAK and San Francisco. MUNI/San Francisco Municipal operates buses, trains, cable cars and the F-line heritage streetcar. Its newest restaurant, Waxman’s , is by local celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman. Download our Ultimate USA City Guide for Business Travellers below.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to Cannes

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The airport is 40 minutes from Cannes by road, and you can jump in a taxi, organise a transfer prior to travelling, or hire a car. Trains are your other option – and during the peak season months of July and August, can often be much faster and convenient than travelling by road. Trains from Nice are about 20 minutes away, but you will need to catch a taxi from the airport to the station first. Download our Ultimate European City Guide for Business Travellers below.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s Guide to Berlin

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Since opening its doors to the world since the fall of the wall, Berlin has become a bustling, cosmopolitan and hugely popular destination for business and leisure travellers alike. There’s the U-Bahn (underground/subway) and the S- Bahn (above ground train) – at times you might switch between the two to get where you’re going. It’s gained a bit of a reputation in recent years with travelers, but the core essence remains the same: beer, and a whole lot of group pong action.

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Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. What is most interesting is that administrative professionals are the ones who are very involved in their executive’s travels yet are not road warriors.

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Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas. It is for this very reason that I had Nancy Fraze, an Office Dynamics journalist, write, a list of Travel Tips.

How to Plan Business Travel & Business Travel Planning Checklists

Office Dynamics

Travel Planning for Executive & Administrative Assistants. But I really didn’t understand the intricacies of travel until I became an executive and traveled often. For 22 years, I have been traveling; mostly within the United States. So, if I think it is tough being a traveler in the United States, just imagine how difficult it is for the executives who travel great distances often—and have to show up for meetings! Restaurant Name: __.

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s guide to New York City

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Word of warning: There are a lot of stairs and ground to cover and no one to help with baggage, so only consider this option if you are travelling light. Newark International (EWR) , is in Newark, New Jersey and you can travel by train between Newark International Airport and Manhattan for as little as $12.50 Catch the Airtrain from your arrival terminal to Airtrain Station where you then can catch a New Jersey Transit train to New York’s Penn Station.

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Brasserie Jo, Boston

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Luckily my hotel, The Colonnade, probably noticing all of the left over Subway wrappers invited me to sample the menu at their in-house restaurant, Brasserie Jo. for the first time, in a French restaurant in Boston. The atmosphere in the restaurant was pretty relaxed. Tucked away in the coroner of the restaurant the space would be great for a business meeting or after work drinks / dinner reception. Oh my guuuddd it was freezing in Boston.

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10 Tips for Protecting Personal Data While Travelling

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Laptops and phones are powerful enough that we can complete most types of tasks while travelling; any location can be a workstation. This can be a major productivity boon if you’re traveling on business. Don’t leave your laptop or other sensitive information in your hotel room and resist the urge to ask the person next to you to keep an eye on your belongings when in a café or restaurant. Image via Wikipedia. Thanks to technology, work is not confined to the office.

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Training On-line

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 January, 2009 Training On-line Recently someone asked me a question about training on-line so I thought I would share the answer in a post. I use a place based in Toronto, Canada called Last Minute Training. Training On-line 10 Things = Frustration "Mom, I'm sick!" Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Making Travel Arrangements

Laughing all the Way to Work

Making travel arrangements for your boss can sometimes be stressful. I remember making travel arrangements for a boss who was travelling to New York City for a meeting. Here are some questions you can ask: what kind of travel: Air, Train, Car? the day and time preferred for departure and return; if travelling by air do they have a preference as to where they are seated, window or aisle? is the business travel being charged to the company or a client?

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Simple Tool for Organizing All of Your Travel Information

Productive & Organized

Anyone that travels frequently knows that a well organized set of travel documents makes the trip much less stressful.    Some that I made myself and some that were pre-manufactured for travel.   Smead sent me a couple of samples of their Travel Organizer a few weeks ago and I have been using them so I could give you the scoop.  When you purchase a travel organizer package from Smead, you get 2 different organizers. 

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Executive Travel, Where do I even begin?

Office Dynamics

Kathy is an executive assistant who wants to know more about travel preparation for her executive and what can be included with the itinerary or on the itinerary to make the executive more comfortable during travel. First, get to know your executive’s travel preferences and keep a running list. Sometimes your travel notes will be conflicting and at that point I recommend you and your executive take the time to evaluate their true travel preferences again.

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Executive Travel, Where do I even begin?

Office Dynamics

Kathy is an executive assistant who wants to know more about travel preparation for her executive and what can be included with the itinerary or on the itinerary to make the executive more comfortable during travel. First, get to know your executive’s travel preferences and keep a running list. Sometimes your travel notes will be conflicting and at that point I recommend you and your executive take the time to evaluate their true travel preferences again.

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Take your boss’s business trip virtually

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According to a recent survey conducted by PA Life assistants spend at least 20% of their time organising travel. It’s like having a super-fast, all-knowing travel agent in your pocket. If your manager travels on one airline frequently it is worth downloading their app. This app is slightly expensive but worth paying for if your manager travels a lot. Tipping in restaurants around the world can be very confusing.

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Great Apps for Assistants

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Here are a few of my favourites: Travel. This app is slightly more expensive but worth paying for if your manager travels a lot. You can set it for your current location or receive alerts from places you are planning to travel too. A useful app when travelling and is handy for local information that can be added to your manager’s itinerary. And it is also handy for when your manager is travelling. [Show as slideshow].

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Great Apps for Assistants

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Here are a few of my favourites: Travel. This app is slightly more expensive but worth paying for if your manager travels a lot. You can set it for your current location or receive alerts from places you are planning to travel too. A useful app when travelling and is handy for local information that can be added to your manager’s itinerary. And it is also handy for when your manager is travelling. [Show as slideshow].

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Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

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Generally the apartments do not provide additional facilities such as a gym, restaurant or spa. Accomodation admin administrators Apartment Executive Assistant Hotel LinkedIn London Personal Assistant Serviced apartment Travel Travel and Tourism VA Industry VA networking virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant training

2011 122

The Bonham, Edinburgh

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The reception area leads on to the restaurant area and to a small bar space – The Consulting Room which serves cocktails and afternoon tea. Haymarket train station is only 0.5 miles away and an easy walk for anyone arriving or departing by train. With the newspapers thoroughly read I made my way down to the restaurant for dinner. The Bonham, a 4 star boutique hotel, is situated in the West-end of Edinburgh.

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Getting buy in from the boss

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If you request to attend a Training Day and they say that time away from the office is the main issue, then you need to make the conference seem as undisruptive as possible. Internal & External Training. Internal & External Training: The first external conference that I ever attended was Square Meal Venues and Events. On the day I reverted to ‘show and tell’ and picked up the annual catalogue of restaurants for both of my bosses which greatly impressed them.

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The Great Northern, London

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To be fair I used to travel to university from St Pancras back in the early 2000′s and it was still a little rough around the edges but since then the area between two of London’s busiest train stations has changed completely. In 2011 the refurbished Renaissance opened and quickly became the hotel for Eurostar passengers and business travellers using St. Especially for those travelling to and from Europe via St. The restaurant is in a fantastic space.

2014 144

Seven reasons why your boss should use a chauffeur service

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It takes the hassle out of travel . I’ve had many managers that have used their private car for meetings, either picking clients up on the way to restaurants or the meeting venue. For example they can recommend good restaurants, point out local landmarks, suggest a sight seeing route and generally help your manager get to grips with the area. Ensuring our boss is able to get from A to B without any fuss or stress is a key task for assistants.

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Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo NY

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The building is now used for a variety of things including a boutique hotel, private apartments, events space, restaurants, shops and a brewery! Having just spent 10 hours on an overnight train from Chicago this was a huge relief! There are three restaurants – The Pan American Grill and Brewery, The Pearl Street Grill and Brewery and Brawler’s Back Ally Deli.

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Hilton, Belfast

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Getting off the train at Belfast Central Station I was slightly disappointed the weather was as wet and windy as Dublin, which was where I boarded the train. As there isn’t too much around the hotel itself (although within 10 minutes you are in the town centre) it was really handy having a cafe and restaurant on site. Breakfast was served in the Sonoma restaurant which has fantastic views of River Lagan and the famous docks.

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Hotel N’vY, Geneva

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I actually walked to the hotel from the central train station, which took about 15 minutes. On my return, the hotel restaurant and bar were buzzing. If your boss is going to Geneva on business Hotel N’vY is a smart choice – it is in a great location, the restaurant and bar are lovely, it is reasonably priced and it has character. I had never been to Geneva before so I didn’t quite know what to expect – except obviously a big lake.

2014 142

The Top 5 Boat Shows In The US

Dumb Little Man

Over the last 26 years, there have been entries such as USS battleships, trains, rockets and even the Starship Enterprise. You can walk down the cobblestone streets, shop in the variety of specialty boutiques, and eat at some of the top rated restaurants in New England. Fun Most Popular TravelAre you a boat enthusiast? Do you know the best US boat shows?

2017 151

The ultimate app guide for assistants

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Here are some of my favourites: Great Apps: Travel. This app is slightly expensive but worth paying for if your manager travels a lot. You can set it for your current location or receive alerts from places you are planning to travel too. I use the website all the time, not just for planning travel but also for expenses, so it is helpful having the app on my phone. Tipping in restaurants around the world can be very confusing.

2013 204

Gift Ideas For Administrative Professionals Day

Office Dynamics

Or what about a travel business tote or beautiful Levenger notepad and pen? Maybe you were considering a gift certificate to your assistant’s favorite restaurant or spa. In fact, thousands of administrative assistants will never attend an in-depth training program, conference, or take an online course because his or her company won’t pay for it. How sad is that when you consider organizations will easily fund training for their executives and managers?

Hilton Doubletree, Dundee

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Despite its slightly outlying location with a compact city like Dundee the hotel is still only 15mins taxi from the train station and only 10mins from the increasingly international focused airport on the banks of the River Tay. After travelling the 100 miles or so from Glasgow we arrived on a typically busy Saturday evening. Breakfast takes place in the conservatory conservatory-style, AA Rosette restaurant, The Maze.

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Staybridge Suites, London

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Westfield is also dangerously on the doorstep with loads of shops, restaurants and cafes. I needed to print off a couple of train tickets and again the reception staff were happy to help (which is not always the case!) Practically Perfect PA stays admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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