10 women business leaders, 64 smart travel tips

From Fortune 500 CEOs to media execs to company founders -- these powerful women share how they maintain their sanity while constantly on the road.

Katie Stanton
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Title: Vice President, International Sales and Development
Company: Twitter
On the road: Once every 6 weeks

What's your go-to travel suitcase (or bag)? Red Victorinox Swiss Rolling Suitcase. I always stick with bright colors so it stands out. It's stocked with it's own set of toiletries and ready to go at a moment's notice.

Two apps you can't travel without? Twitter and TripIt.

How do you stay comfortable during long train/plain rides? I wear Splendid yoga pants and bring several lightweight layers in case the plane gets too hot or too cold. I also like to wear my running shoes for comfort and for unexpected sprints through airports.

Advice for combating jet lag? I avoid doing the math to figure out what time it is back home. It's too stressful! I try to adjust immediately to the local time and work through the day until at least 10pm. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I try to resist the urge to check the time or read emails. I also try to be extra healthy by working out, eating well and drinking lots of water.

What are your tips for keeping relationships with kids/spouses/partners healthy when you're always on the road? My husband and kids are very supportive of my crazy schedule. When possible, I try to take one kid on a business trip, so we have one-on-one time and they can gain an appreciation for what business travel is like. I also have several adventurous family members who are willing to meet me on the business trip and babysit while I'm in meetings. Everybody wins. While I'm away, I Skype or Facetime with my family every evening and show them what the city I'm in looks like. And I never come home empty handed.

Travel food: what's your go to snack for a long day of meetings or long plane ride? I always travel with Nuts Over Chocolate Luna bars, spicy red pepper flakes, and peppermint Ice Breakers gum.


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated March 22 2013 08:55 AM ET
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