Traveling via corporate bus or car for long periods of time is sometimes arduous. You may have meetings to hold or prepare for, and work to do, so it’s not all fun and games on the road. Not to mention, being on a bus with 20-30 colleagues, even with earbuds can be a challenging feat, especially when the end destination is work-related. We have a lot of experience in making sure our corporate passengers are happy and relaxed throughout their journeys. We hope the following ground transportation travel tips will help you prepare and endure your next trip!
Eat well and stay hydrated. Don’t like salty or sugary snacks or have allergies? Be sure to take your own snacks with you on the road. Those who need vegan, vegetarian options may have a harder time in remote locations, so stock up! Our coaches are equipped with water bottles, but it’s best to take your own supply as well. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to drink water while traveling. It flushes out your lymphatic system and helps your immune system stay in check while you are around so many bodies. Some of our clients bring small sacks or coolers with them to keep food and drinks cold. It can’t hurt to bring some extra Vitamin C powder or drinks high in it to help stave off any cold bugs. Garlic, spicy foods, and ginger are also great for preventing germ transfer and boosting your immune system.
Our entire fleet is equipped with the very best air conditioning and heating systems, but others traveling with you will definitely have varying degrees of personal comfort. To prepare, wear loose-fitting pants and shirts and bring layers with you, so you can adjust to different temperatures on the coach. We suggest, long and short-sleeved t-shirts, V-neck sweaters, and hoodies. During colder months, bring your winter accessories and if you run warm in the summer, bring a handheld fan.
Personal Accessories. Take these small items with you to enhance comfort during your coach trip. Small travel pillows. A corporate bus will provide ample room, but this is not the best place for your body pillow! A small travel pillow, however, can be a great comfort on a business trip. Also bring a compact blanket or two that can be easily folded into your bag.
Body wipes. Freshen up easily while you’re on the go with pre-moistened body wipes. Look for those with aloe and not alcohol, so your skin doesn’t dry out. Many come in small resealable pouches to keep you smelling and feeling like a spring daisy. Pain relievers and anti-nausea medicine. You never know when a headache or stomach issue will arise. Take a few packets, you and your fellow bus neighbors will thank you!
Personal entertainment. Sky is the limit these days. Don’t forget your devices, you will have some downtime even on a corporate trip and you will need it. Podcasts, movies, music, video games, books, word games, journals, audio books. Bring good headphones too, earbuds are useful, but often not for long periods of time and keep the volume at a moderate level so you don’t damage your ears or get a headache. Make sure to pack all of your gadgets, adapters, cords and chargers as well!! Our drives often have spares just in case. Sometimes it’s fun to bring group games for your colleagues as well. This can be a great team-building exercise in a relaxed way.
Plan to stretch and move and get out at stops along the way. Our chauffeurs always let people stop to move around and get some fresh air, because sitting in one position for long periods of time can lead to cramps, aches and muscle spasms. Make sure you get up and use the restroom or go to the rest stop or gas station when we pull over. Do some light stretching as well. When you are on the coach, stretch your neck and back carefully and use a support pillow behind your lumbar spine and also one around your neck to ease the pressure on your back. Don’t forget to move around onboard a little, adjust your seat position, and move your arms and ankles around in circles (ask your neighbor to move aside slightly!). Remember to sit up straight in your seat and make sure you have lower back support. Use a small travel pillow between your lower back and the seat if you need extra lumbar support. If you have your head bent down in order to read, make sure to stop periodically and stretch your neck.
Breathe and meditate. Feeling claustrophobic? Is your colleague grating on your nerves? Stressed out about your upcoming meeting? Just need to take a break. Before your trip, learn some yogic breathing exercises and basic meditations to get you through. You’d be surprised how easy it is and it’s not napping or sleeping. Deep breathing and meditation techniques have been used for thousands of years and will refresh your entire system far better than sleep will. Air is free and all around you! Find your peace, slip in your earbuds with some gentle, calming music and drift inward. Ahhhhh, corporate travel on a bus with 38 people…no problemo.
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Boston Corporate Coach offers one-stop shopping for a wide range of large group ground transportation services through our Global Reservation System. We arrange chauffeured services for personal travel, corporate travel, private aviation, road shows and meetings and events – customized to your specifications.