Business trips combine the best elements of vacation with the best elements of working. Wait, maybe they actually combine the worst of each of those things.
In any case, when you're away from your law office on business, here are some ways you can make your life easier, save some money, and operate your practice on the road:
1. Join Every Frequency Program.
Airlines, hotels, credit cards -- they all offer frequency programs that reward you for mileage or spending. Airline tickets and hotel accommodations cost a lot of money, but that means they also reap the most rewards. Even if you have a corporate card, you should be able to join the card's rewards program, meaning you get cash back, points, or whatever it is they offer (though you may not want to "abuse" the program). Similarly, it's free to join practically every airline's frequent flyer program, meaning you earn miles for every mile you travel. Even if you don't have enough miles to get a free airline ticket, you can still turn in your miles to get free stuff. It's how I get magazine subscriptions every year.