Stay connected while traveling

When you are traveling for business, it’s very important to be able to log onto the Internet and stay connected with clients, co-workers and associates. Here are some quick tips to help you stay connected while traveling.

Print out a list before leaving
You never know what’s going to happen during your travels that may deter you from getting online. So print out a list of important contact phone numbers, reservation numbers and other vital information before you leave.

Keep an eye on your laptop
When passing through airport security, oftentimes thieves are there preying on your luggage, looking to lift notebook computers, cellular phones and other portable electronic equipment. Stay alert and keep an eye on your equipment and luggage.

Look in the lavatory
If your laptop runs out of battery on the plane, look in the lavatory. Sometimes airplane bathrooms have an electrical outlet (intended for an electric shaver) that you can use in a pinch.

Buy a spare battery
You may need to use your laptop for periods longer than the life of one battery. If you have a spare, you can avoid the frantic search for an outlet to plug-in.

Bring your own ethernet cables.
If you are going to be needing ethernet cables for your computer at your hotel, don’t rely on the hotel-supplied cables. They are usually old and worn.

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