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Former NFL star offers tips for business travelers

January 18, 2012

Traveling for work can be tiring and stressful, which is why NFL star Troy Vincent recently shared a few travel tips with USA Today. The retired cornerback, who went to the Pro Bowl five years in a row with the Philadelphia Eagles, is now the NFL's vice president of player engagement.

Vincent's new job requires him to spend at least two days a week on the road, and he's learned quite a bit about avoiding hassles and making the most of his downtime. In fact, he told the news source that he hasn't napped during a flight in more than two years.

"Before, it was a place where I got rest," Vincent told USA Today about traveling by air. "Now, the flight is the place where I get most of my work done. (There are) no phonecalls, no one walking into my office... And I cannot email anybody and I can't receive any. So I get more work done on the plane that I actually do sitting in my physical office."

He also explains that he maintains his relationship with his wife by talking to her on the phone each night and morning. Business travelers can heed his advice and stay in touch with their loved ones while they are away for work. This might be expensive, especially if their travels take them to foreign countries, but international phone cards can help them save money.

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