0005: On being a more efficient business traveler

The holiday season always provides me with a reprieve from travel.  I typically fly >100K miles/yr, traveling between 35-40% of the time.  I haven’t experienced it all, but I’ve certainly been through my share of travel woes (and small victories I might add).  I’ve migrated from wondering why the heck anyone would pay for an Admiral’s Club membership to wondering how I lived without one.  I thought I’d never pay for first class tickets, but now can clearly identify their near-necessity under certain circumstances (try walking off a 13 hr ride on a cattle-car-style coach ticket and feeling fresh and sharp enough to close that contract you just invested 6 months of your life to tee up!).  And, for some reason today, while I was lingering in my bathroom on a lazy Sunday morning, my shaving kit caught my eye.  And I secretly longed for my travel to begin again.  Except, I hate shaving while I travel.  I hate it. Traveling and shaving is a real hassle. It’s bad enough you have to present a face to the business world that is not necessarily your weekend or hanging with friends face (generally scruffy in my case).  I recently have been on a quest for the perfect travel shave kit (If you already have this solved, please please leave a URL in the comments or send me a DM @my10list).  My idea is to create the perfect kit for wet-shaving while on the road.  I’d be client #1 for this, but haven’t come across it.  Closest I’ve found is the travel accessory kit from Art of Shaving I got for Christmas.  The trick is to have an equally portable razor that’s easy-to-use.  The razor should be lightweight, at least 2 part (actually have one of these). Make idea #1 a subscription service for business travelers Lightweight shoe spreaders to reduce load but allow your dress shoes to keep their shape, because who cares to lug around an extra 1.5 lbs of cedar!? An app to link up [business] travelers who are in new town but don’t have plans for any meal.  Pair you with another person (or several) to meet at a “recommended” location.  The service aims to give you a way to meet new folks, network with other business travlers, and not have to eat alone.  It would make Kieth Ferrazzi proud.  Could also be used to help travelers find a local they could dine with (not a dating service), or grab coffee with.  Could be a way for you to get “local” knowledge of a new place in a friendly way. A car-rental service for business travelers who hate the hassle of having to leave your car for days...