VIP’s can get weary of being fussed over. Their staff and supporters may want them to be happy and go out of the way to ensure all an executive’s comforts are met. Booking first-class seats and five-star hotels for senior managers travelling overseas on business can be common. Continue reading

Sometimes we put too much trust in our personal ability to navigate things “on the fly.” For instance, have you ever experienced that moment where your car was lost in a large parking lot? Continue reading

We work with many business, corporate, and executive-level travelers as well as their HR departments (or whoever in the company is responsible for coordinating international travel, including international travel security). Here’s a question that we encounter frequently: isn’t it “safer” to travel to a city in a developed country like the United Kingdom or Germany vs. a city in a developing country like Mexico, Saudi Arabia, or China? Continue reading

There’s an old saying about Mexico that says, “So far from God and so close to the United States.” Like many of these old sayings, there’s a lot that goes into that that can spark an interesting conversation between a citizen of Mexico and a citizen of the United States, or especially for anyone who lives close to the border or anyone who has friends and family of either Mexican or American dissent. Needless to say, the relationship between Mexico and the United States has not always been easy but it has always been close. Continue reading

At work or at life in general, some people need more attention than others. They mean well, but their constant interruptions can throw off a work day. It could be a friend texting about the weekend. Want to go out for Italian food? Which restaurant should we go to? Do you want to go out to a movie afterwards? It can be an unending string of questions interrupting a busy executive’s train of thought. Another annoyance is co-workers constantly seeking counsel. Continue reading

Traditional blessings for safe travel can be found all over the globe. The Irish like to say “Slan Agus Beannacht Leat” or “Goodbye and Blessing.” How many times have family members parted with a simple safe travel blessing being their last words? Whether it’s your kids taking off for college or waving goodbye to the grandparents after the holidays, wishing for a safe trip is a tradition in many languages. The thing is, there is very little well-wishers can do to ensure their family and friends arrive to a destination safely. Praying for good weather and safe roads can be about as far as most go. Continue reading

If you turn on the news in the winter, there’s usually a story about a hiker who get lost in the woods during a snowstorm. It may be because they weren’t checking the weather reports and get caught by surprise. Other times they may have decided to take a detour and didn’t prepare for trouble in advance. When someone is lost in the woods, especially in freezing temperatures, loved ones hold tight to each other hoping to hear good news. While friends and family wait, search and rescue teams are out looking high and low for any sign of the lost traveler. Continue reading