As you likely know by now, your travel meals continue under tax reform as tax-deductible meals subject to the 50 percent cut.
And tax reform did not change the rules that apply to your other travel expense deductions.
One beauty of being in business for yourself is the ability to pick your travel destinations and also deduct your travel expenses. See, for example, How to Travel to Exotic Locations Using the Seven-Day Travel Rule and IRS Expands Tax-Deductible Meetings and Seminars Boondoggle Areas.
From the titles of the two articles above, you can understand why the IRS might want to see proof of your business purpose for any trips, should it examine them. This article gives you a big leg up, with a dozen questions and answers that help you properly document and audit-proof your business travel expenses. ... Log in to view full article.