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6 International Travel Etiquette Tips for Any Traveler

6 International Travel Etiquette Tips for Any Traveler

Did you know that in Quebec, kissing on the check is a common greeting? Or that it’s considered impolite to cross your legs or stretch them out in front of you in South Korea? Traveling internationally presents a lot of wonderful opportunities to learn about new...

Personal Note from Julie: Tools & Advice for Complex Travel Planning

Personal Note from Julie: Tools & Advice for Complex Travel Planning

Simplifying the travel arrangements process for your executive and team can sometimes be a challenge. I know this from a lot of first-hand experience. Early in my career, one of my main motivations for creating a lot of the travel forms, templates, and checklists that...

Travel Itineraries: Effectively Organizing Executive Travel

Travel Itineraries: Effectively Organizing Executive Travel

Effectively organizing all of the details of an executive’s travel plans requires a travel itinerary template that you use consistently. Don’t ask your travelers if they want one – just do it! They’ll thank you for it later. And in the meantime, you’ll have saved them...

Personal Note from Julie: Lists: A Travel Planning and Moving Must!

Personal Note from Julie: Lists: A Travel Planning and Moving Must!

We made it to Indianapolis! And now we get to start the “fun” part of unpacking and organizing our new home. Moving has been quite the adventure, but the process was a little less stressful than I originally imagined. Part of this is because we (fortunately!) had...

Social Media Solves Travel Dilemma

Social Media Solves Travel Dilemma

This article was originally published in The Office Professional newsletter and is reprinted here with permission. Travel planner is one of the many roles of admins. Even if you enjoy coordinating all the moving parts, a perfect itinerary can quickly blow up and...

A New Twist on Travel Planning: Plan Ahead for Traveler Health

A New Twist on Travel Planning: Plan Ahead for Traveler Health

This article was updated on May 19, 2015. I’ve supported traveling executives for most of my administrative career. I’ve done my own share of international and domestic travel as well. Thankfully, I have never had any health issues while I was traveling, and neither...

Solving Executive Travel Trauma “In the Moment”

Solving Executive Travel Trauma “In the Moment”

If you’ve followed me for very long, you know I love travel planning! I love learning about new places and new resources. I enjoy coordinating all of the moving parts.  And most of all, I love the feeling of relief and comfort that I sense from my traveling executives...

10 Travel Planning Resources for Your Admin Toolbox

10 Travel Planning Resources for Your Admin Toolbox

This article was updated on May 5, 2015. I love travel planning. I love doing the research. I love assembling all of the details. I love being a vicarious participant of the business trips (or travel adventures in some cases) for those I provide travel arrangements...

Providing Value-Added Administrative Support

Your boss is headed out the door on a business trip, how do you prepare him? Your manager is headed to a weekly staff meeting, how do you prepare her? Your co-worker needs someone to cover the phones while they take a scheduled break, how do you support her? Do you do...