How to Make the Most of Any Business Trip

Business travel can be brief and chaotic, but with the right mindset, the proper luggage and a few tips, you can make the most of it.


Business trips can often be short and demanding. But being in a different locale for work doesn’t mean you have to stick to the hotel and its surroundings the entire time — in fact, you very well should make the most of the travel itself.

Within every business hub, there is a city waiting to be explored. Different cuisines, vibrant streets and local culture are all at your fingertips if you make the most of your free moments.

The versatile My Montblanc Nightflight collection can help any modern-day globetrotter make the most of wherever they find themselves. Adding an element of luxury and respite to the grind of business travel, this luggage will change how you travel for work. Throw in these tips to keep in mind below, as well as a few choice ideas should you find yourself in certain global cities, and you’re all set to make the most out of your next business trip.

Skip The Hotel Food

When traveling for work, it’s easy to limit yourself to the few block radius around your hotel for every meal. But, you can do better. You have to eat — and you need caffeine — so take advantage of that time to do it right? Before landing in your destination, research and find out where the best spots are for lunch, dinner and coffee and how to get there from your hotel or office.

Find yourself in Hamburg? Known for its harbor city charm, you’ll want to try the Hummersuppe (lobster soup). You can’t go wrong with any of the seafood dishes at Fischereihafen with its old-school Hamburg class.

Taking a trip to San Francisco? The City by the Bay has some of the best coffee and pastries the US. Try Highwire Coffee at the Ferry Building Farmers Market on Saturdays or at its shop in Oakland. Tartine Bakery’s morning buns are also must-haves.

Heading to Tokyo? You’ll probably want to indulge in some noodles and sushi. Places like Sushi Tokami and Kanda Matsuya are a couple that are worthy of your list.

#MY4810 Cabin Trolley
The #MY4810 Cabin Trolley is the ideal carry-on with plenty of room. The compact, four-wheel polycarbonate bag offers leather trimming and separate smart compartments that make business travel a breeze. Generally accepted as cabin luggage, it’s an easy hop from the plane to your hotel with no waisted time at baggage claim.

Hoof It

The best way to truly experience a city is to walk or opt for public transportation. Whether you’re working from a remote office, in town for meetings or a project, seeing things from behind a cab window isn’t necessarily conducive to the best experience. Get out and in your map to truly see the city in a new light.

The Underground (or “The Tube”) in London is the city’s underground rail system that can get you just about anywhere you want to go. And though the bus system might take a bit longer, you’ll get those double-decker views. Oyster cards work on both options.

Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit is the best way to get around this tiny city-state. If you want to venture to other nearby islands, the ferry system is your best bet.

New York City is built for walking. And if you’re pressed for time or want to go between boroughs, the subway will do you just fine and at any time of day or night.

My Montblanc Nightflight Large Backpack with Flap
The My Montblanc Nightflight Large Backpack with Flap is a great option when trekking around. A powerful everyday bag with a roomy interior and plenty of pockets, it also offers Montblanc Shield technology (RFID-blocking lining).

Tap a Local

If you know someone, even a friend of a friend, in the city you’re heading to, you most certainly should take advantage of that insider knowledge. Ask for suggestions of experiences and places they enjoy, or better yet, get them to take you there. If you have a moment to take in some culture, do it.

In Chicago, take an elevated stroll on The 606 or grab a drink at a rooftop bar with a superb view like The J. Parker.

Mexico City’s Biblioteca Vasconcelos is a must-hit for a book browsing experience like no other. Not to mention, Museo Soumaya is free and has over 66,000 works on display.

In Paris, the Bouquinistes on the West Bank of the Seine River present plenty of opportunities to peruse wonderful books and plenty of authentic hidden treasures.

My Montblanc Nightflight Duffel
On quick jaunts for a nimble approach, the My Montblanc Nightflight Duffel still offers plenty of space and compartments for the modern day business traveler. Offering plenty of organizational storage, it also features a detachable shoulder strap for even more versatility.

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