Attending a Business Seminar? Here’s a Simple Travel Tip

A few years ago I was at Alex Mandossian’s Teleseminar Secrets Reunion. I remember he publicly stated that he HATES unpacking. So much so that it might take him a week or two to unpack after returning from a business trip.

Everybody’s got tasks they just despise. For Alex, it’s unpacking.

And I can relate a little bit. After rushing through airports, dealing with power-tripping TSA agents, and sitting like a sardine in an uncomfortable airplane seat, the last thing you want to do is open up your luggage and put everything back where it belongs.

So here’s my little common sense travel insight:

Traveling light makes unpacking light.

Make sure you’ve got your “bare necessities” (of course), but don’t overdo it.

Example: I just went to Dallas for Armand Morin’s AM2.0 seminar. I packed two sets of clothes, toiletries, business cards, notebook, and a book for the plane. That’s it.

I put it all in a small carry-on so I wouldn’t have to check it.

And I left my computer at home so I could be totally “unplugged” — and give my brain a break from the always-on Internet.

Anyway, all this means is that it took me about 10 minutes to unpack when I got home. Really simple. And as sleep deprived as I was, it still wasn’t a big deal.

So there you go.

If you hate unpacking (and even if you don’t), remember to travel light; it just makes sense.

-Ryan M. Healy

Ryan M. Healy

Ryan Healy is a financial copywriter and the author of Speed Writing for Nonfiction Writers. Since 2002, he has worked with scores of clients, including Agora Financial, Lombardi Publishing, and Contrarian Profits. He writes a popular blog about copywriting, advertising, and business growth, has been featured in publications like Feed Front magazine, and has been published on sites like,, and

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