7 Secrets to Being a Road Warrior

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I will never forget the first time I stayed in a hotel for work. I think I was maybe 21 or 22… I had just graduated from college and had started working at my first big girl job. When I  was asked to join my boss on a business trip and I was so excited about the opportunity itself that I didn’t think of all the things I needed to pack.

When we arrived at the hotel, I didn’t realize how unprepared I was for my stay. I remember not being able to sleep through the night because I heard doors slamming and people chatting as they walked down the hallway. I will never forget how unpersonal the room felt to me – and how I felt homesick throughout my stay.

However, I can honestly say that now I’m a Road Warrior. I stay in a hotel at least a 100 days out of the year for work and I know first hand how important it is to have these 7 secret items with you. Whether you stay just a couple times a year or if you’re a Road Warrior like me, you can take advantage of these items! So in efforts to help you avoid torturing yourself at your next hotel stay, here are my 7 Secrets to Being a Road Warrior!

1. Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™

Hotel walls are very thin and getting a good night sleep can be hard. Nothing is more annoying than hearing people walking up and down the hallway all night long or those heavy hotel doors slamming. Thankfully, I discovered Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ at my local Best Buy.

Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ help block out noise so you can get the rest you deserve. Instead of streaming music, Bose® sleepbuds™ deliver soothing sounds that cover up unwanted nighttime noises and help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™ are NOT Noise Canceling and DO NOT play music.

Not only are Bose® sleepbuds™ comfortable but they are made to stay in place all night long – no matter how you sleep. The rechargeable batteries and case make it even easier to use. The rechargeable silver-zinc micro batteries in the sleepbuds™ provide up to 16 hours of use off one charge. I love using The Bose® Sleep app because it allows you to set wake-up alarms that only you can hear, so you won't disturb the person sleeping next to you! And because Bose® is always working to bring you the best possible experience, more features and soothing sounds will be available through future software updates!

2. Extra Long Phone Charger

Every hotel is different – some have many outlets throughout the room while others only have a few. I always bring my extra long phone charger with me with when I travel or stay I in a hotel. I love to browse the web or watch movies on my phone so having an extra long phone charger that reaches me no matter where the outlet may be is key!

3. Reusable Water Bottle

Why spend extra money at the vending machine or hotel lobby on water? Bring a reusable water bottle and take advantage of the water fountains! I also keep a water bottle in my hotel room... I hate waking up in the middle of the night thirsty with no water in my room.

4. Pictures from home

Whether I stay in a hotel just for a day or weeks at a time – I always bring pictures from home. It’s just a simple way to make sure room feel more like home and a little cozier.

5. Slippers

I cannot stand to walk barefoot on hotel floors! I always bring a pair of slippers with me when I travel.

6. Candle

From those of you who travel a lot – you know that hotels have a different kind of scent to them. I love to bring a candle with me to make the room smell like more like home. It honestly helps me sleep better and gives me a cozier vibe in my room!

7. Reusable Bag

I cannot mix dirty laundry with my clean clothes so I ALWAYS bring a reusable bag! They are perfect to use for dirty shoes too!

I don’t have a good travel experience unless I have these 7 keys items; reusable water bottle, photos from home, Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™, reusable bag for laundry, candles, slippers, and an extra long phone charger. Make sure you stop by Best Buy or head over to BestBuy.com to pick up a pair of Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds™, and bring home an amazing product that truly helps you sleep better!
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What are you hotel must-have items?!