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Relax During Your Business Trip to Scottsdale


While a business trip has a packed schedule, you should balance work and play. Resting during your business trip is just as important as relaxing at home. Here are some tips to make your trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, less stressful and more relaxing.

Create a Checklist

You should create a checklist or packing list before you plan your trip to Scottsdale. Your inventory should include what you need to pack for your business trip. If anything comes up before your trip that takes away your time or attention, you shouldn’t waste time thinking about the essentials. This can lead to unnecessary anxiety and stress – not to mention missing conditions.


Instead, pull out your checklist and cross things off. This list should include business cards, business clothes, formal clothes, notebooks, pens, shoes, toiletries, and other essentials. You’ll also want to keep a list of tech gadgets you must bring on your business trip. Business professionals who travel frequently should also keep a particular emergency or first-aid kit for business travel.

Choose a Room With a View

Will this be your first visit to Scottsdale? Why not book a room with a view? There are luxury spa resorts in Scottsdale, AZ that cater to your every whim. A popular one with business travelers is the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. This hotel offers an incredible view of Camelback Mountain from your private bungalow. The W Scottsdale isn’t quite as elaborate and resort-like as the Andaz Scottsdale, but another upscale hotel can show business travelers a good time. Its modern, polished vibe creates an undeniably cool atmosphere. Booking a room in a place like one of the above offers all the benefits of staying at a luxury resort. You’ll have access to a spa, massage services, etc. They also provide killer food options if you’re too tired to head to a restaurant after a long day.

Take the Time to Eat Well

Speaking of… Research the local food joints whether you’re a foodie or enjoy eating out. It would help if you didn’t always rely on fast and hotel food. Use websites like Eater to find healthy food venues. The food is prepared fresh and tastes better, allowing you to explore Scottsdale. If you stay at an extended resort, you can use the kitchenette and visit a local farmer’s market. Some bakery items, produce, and pre-prepped foods can be prepared and cooked with a cutting board and microwave. You should avoid buying dairy and raw meats unless you plan to eat them the same day.

Make Some Time for Activities

Even if your business trip is filled with back-to-back meetings, it’s possible to squeeze in some downtime. This gives you a break from your daily routine. For example, you could wake up an hour earlier for a morning walk. Ask the concierge desk for suggested routes or enjoy a continental breakfast. Before arriving in Scottsdale, research the local attractions, parks, and other tourist activities that catch your eye. Consider planning your trip midweek or during the off-peak season with fewer crowds.

Stay Off Your Phone

It’s important to stay off your phone during and in between meetings. This allows you to focus on work and all of Scottsdale’s beauty. Taking calls and responding to texts throughout the day can strain your neck and cause you to lose focus. Not taking calls or texts during a meeting shows your client that you’re giving your full attention to them. It’s a sign of respect. This brings your colleagues closer to you and creates an opportunity for smoother and more effective conversations.

Carol P. Middleton
Student. Alcohol ninja. Entrepreneur. Professional travel enthusiast. Zombie fan. Practiced in the art of donating rocking horses for the underprivileged. Crossed the country researching hula hoops in Deltona, FL. Won several awards for supervising the production of etch-a-sketches in Nigeria. Uniquely-equipped for investing in bathtub gin in the financial sector. Spent a year building g.i. joes worldwide. Earned praise for deploying childrens books in Africa.