Four Must-Have Travel Apps

Four Must-Have Travel Apps by Laura Stack #productivity

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it." -- George A. Moore, Irish writer. Unlike some of my colleagues, I've always believed in using travel time to get ahead on my business work. That way, when I get home I don't have to play catch-up; instead, I can spend more time with my friends and family. I'd rather rest from the rat race in my own living room. In my constant search for ways to save time while working, I've investigated or tested dozens of mobile apps that help me complete my work more easily. Most do a good job, but some stand out more than others. Here are four superbly helpful and productive travel apps I urge you to try if you haven't already. (Now that the Wi-Fi is available on some flights, they're more useful than … [Read more...]

Productivity Minute Video: Packing Efficiently for a Trip

Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), travels extensively. She shares tips on packing for maximum efficiency. (C) 2011 Laura Stack, All Rights Reserved … [Read more...]

Would you rather vacation with your spouse or your Blackberry?

People love their Blackberries, no doubt.  A recent study confirmed this, according to an article on  They may be terrific productivity tools for some, but at what cost?  The article by Scott Rapoport states “The study of 6,500 traveling executives says 35 percent of them would choose their PDA over their spouse.”  Wait a minute – people would choose a communication device over a loved one?  If this is true, where have we gone wrong?    It is important to keep track of your business, be connected to your co-workers, clients and employers.  Blackberries certainly have made this easier, particularly for those who don’t spend most of their time in the office.  With this easy connectivity, are people losing the ability to know when to turn it off?  It would seem that technology … [Read more...]