Over at GeekWire, I chronicle my attempt to take an entire business trip without touching paper. At all. And — spoiler alert — I almost completely succeeded. I didn’t even touch paper money. A heavy 11.5 inches of Manhattan snow that extended my trip unexpectedly didn’t break my stride.
I also learned, in the comments, that one app I’d given up on a year ago to help with digital travel has very much improved since then. So I’ve reinstalled TripIt and now do appreciate it (though I wish its corporate parent, Concur, would create a version of its flagship receipt-capturing app and expense management service that would work for sole proprietors, not just companies, and integrate with invoicing software like Quicken Home & Business — any digital approach should always be less work than the paper process it replaces).
Also in the comments, this exchange, in the interests of full disclosure:
[Reader] I hope there was an exclusion granted for personal hygiene?
[Me] Um, yes, one particular aspect. I did have to purchase additional underwear, but it was because I was stuck in NYC an extra two days. No other reason.
So walk through what became a week (almost completely) without paper with me. Read, “Challenge accepted: My attempt to take an entire business trip without touching paper,” at GeekWire.