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3 Pieces of Unconventional Travel Advice For Business People

At the base of a good entrepreneur and intrapreneur, you will find ambition and motivation.

Even if you are born with these traits, many times there is plenty of hard work involved to keep your productivity at its best potential. Sometimes productivity requires you to improvise and adapt to your surroundings, to make the most out of anything that is offered even on those especially difficult days. 

The truth is that everything can be acquired with a good mindset and I’m going to tell you exactly what you have to keep in mind to ignite and maintain that ambition. 

1. Be Willing To Do Uncomfortable Things 

Playing it safe can only take you so far.

Sometimes you have to listen to your instinct and thrive for more. You have to live by the rules you break. Two-thirds of flyers are willing to bend or break the rules.

They’re also willing to take risks: nearly half (44%) say they gain insight by learning on the go and experimenting with new approaches. When it comes to their careers, they find the most satisfaction in tackling challenging problems (32%), being creative (20%), and constantly learning new things (19%).

They find inspiration in the clouds: One in four people said they get their best ideas when traveling. That means that over 300,000 brilliant ideas could be born on flights every day.

Thinking outside the box requires you to take advantage of every opportunity, even the obvious ones that are right in front of you but you never considered before.  It’s a networking scene at 35,000 feet: One in five people surveyed has done business with someone they met on a plane – that’s potentially more than a quarter of a million connections made daily.

2. Keep Yourself On The Edge

I’m not here to deny that being constantly on the go can get quite exhausting but to recommend that if you are going to exhaust yourself, you better keep it entertaining. This can be either related to the destination or your planned activities (which yes, you should always have, besides working).

Try to always end up somewhere new. The majority sees business travel as an opportunity to experience new things, with 65 extending their trips to explore a new country. It’s an adventure: more than half (53%) prefer to wing it when it comes to planning an itinerary.

Don’t be afraid to blur the lines between business and pleasure: Nine in ten mix pleasure into every business trip they take. 

3. Take Care of Your True Needs

Nearly one in three (31%) leave the plane briefcase in hand, ready to get back to the grind right away. Another third isn’t much further behind, finding themselves on the job within a few hours. While staying in motion is important, so is to be capable of maintaining your focus and not falling asleep at the office. 

This is where we go back at #1 and recommend taking advantage of every opportunity. 

Most travelers (56%) purposely get to the airport early so they can spend at least an hour enjoying the lounge. They see it as a place to be productive and relax. While many (42%) get work done and take advantage of the Wi-Fi (65%), the majority (81%) spend their time dining, and one in five (21%) even indulge in a massage or facial.

Keeping this in mind, the majority of your time is still being spent flying, not in the airport, and it’s important to value your time.

Whether for stimulation or rejuvenation, make every moment count. More than half (57%) check out inflight entertainment, while 14% grab a drink from the bar and 13% relax with a book. More than one in ten (11%) catch up on sleep while only 3% focus solely on work.

Try to make a list of things that keep your mental and physical health at their finest and sprinkle them on your itinerary as often as possible. 

Shipping Policy

We ship to customers in over 50 Countries with our trusted partners at FedEx.  Orders are processed Monday through Friday and we ship them out on the same day or within one business day of confirmation should the order be placed after 4 p.m EST.

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING

Orders within the United States will ship free of charge with FedEx and will arrive within 2-3 business days, depending on where you are located.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

We ship to over 50 Countries with FedEx Worldwide.

We have a fixed rate for shipping Worldwide that is 15$. This will automatically be displayed at checkout when Countries beside the USA will be selected.

FedEx Worldwide is generally the fastest available option, arriving within 3-5 business days, pending no issues with customs clearance.

IMPORT DUTIES

Harp & Hill is not responsible for any customs and taxes applied to your order. All fees imposed during or after shipping are the responsibility of the customer (tariffs, taxes, etc.). Harp & Hill does not assist with duty payment or coordinating with the custom’s department in the Country.

Wherein a customer chooses not to pay duties or rejects their package, resulting in the package being abandoned by the carrier, please kindly note that Harp & Hill will not refund the order. Similarly, if the package is returned to us because a customer refused to pay duties, we will deduct our shipping costs from any refund issued.

TRACKING

We offer reliable and timely tracking services. You will be able to follow your shipment throughout its journey with the link provided in your confirmation email. In the event you need assistance with your delivery, please directly contact the FedEx customer service.

It is the customer’s responsibility to provide an accurate and secure address where the shipment can be delivered without complications. Moreover, it is also the customer’s responsibility to track their order, make arrangements for its delivery, and be present to accept the package, if needed. When an order is “Returned to Sender”, we deduct the return shipping costs from the order and refund the balance. If you still wish to buy the item, we ask that you place a new order.

Returns and Exchanges

We accept returns for eligible items within 30 days of when the order is marked as delivered. Please notice that the returned goods must be in their original packaging and unused conditions.

Please note that the customer is responsible for shipping the item back to Harp & Hill. For Exchanges, we will cover the cost of shipping the new item back to you.

RETURNS

Your order must be sent back in the original box. All original tags and packaging must be still attached and in their original condition. Upon arrival at our warehouse, these items will be inspected under the guidelines mentioned above and then a full refund will be issued. If these conditions are not met, then a 45$ fee per item will be applied to the refund amount to cover warehouse return fee inspection and damaged goods. 

INTERNATIONAL RETURNS

We do not accept any international return orders.

EXCHANGES

Your order must be shipped back in the original box. All original tags and packaging must be still attached and in their original condition and suitable for resale. Upon arrival at our warehouse, these items will be inspected under these guidelines and then an exchange will be issued. If these conditions are not met then the exchange will be treated as a return and follow the guidelines mentioned above. Please note that the customer is responsible for shipping the item back to Harp & Hill.

HOW TO INITIATE A RETURN

To submit a return, simply email admin@harpandhill.com with your order number and the details of your request.  Our team will respond to you as soon as possible. We typically respond within one business day. Our offices are closed for major Holidays and weekends.

We may refund your money by issuing a refund in the original form of payment.

Shipping fees are not eligible for refunds.

If any promotional discount was applied at the time of purchase, you will be refunded for the actual amount paid at time of purchase.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions concerning our return policy, please contact us at: [email protected]

Lifetime Warranty

At Harp & Hill we only design and build high quality products. That’s why all our products are covered with a lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects.  All bags purchased through our website are guaranteed against manufacturer’s defects over the lifetime of the product. We design these products to serve you for as long as you intend to use them, and it’s our pledge that they will.

Cosmetic wear and tear resulting directly or indirectly from wrongful use, poor maintenance or other unnatural usage is not covered under this warranty.

Complaints regarding defects or faults must be communicated to the following email: admin@harpandhill.com within 30 days from the day of purchase