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A Survival Guidefor Too Much Business Travel<br />
Traveling rocks!<br />
Except when it doesn’t.<br />
Things that help make it tolerable…. <br />
Hanging with friends.<br />
Seeing virtual colleagues.<br />
Puerto Rican rum. (Thanks, Raul!)<br />
Finding creative places to tuck the mic.<br />
Checking luggage.**(What’s the big deal?)<br />
Taking an iPhone photo as solution to: ‘I think I’m on the 5th floor…. Wait. Maybe not.’<br />
Showing up when no one thinks you will.<br />
An occasional Coke (and a smile).<br />
Not taking things quite so seriously.<br />
Finding the humor in the everyday…<br />
…And being wowed by the ‘Wow’ moments.<br />
Being thrilled by the unexpected.<br />
Seizing respite when you chance upon it.<br />
Charging when you get a chance.<br />
Having someone else do the driving.**(And not just anyone, either. Someone you like a lot helps.)<br />
Surrounding yourself with people who matter.<br />
Finding art.<br />
Never passing up an opportunity to do something you might never have a chance to do again.<br />
Having a few laughs.<br />
Ice cream.<br />
Remembering that sometimes, it’s worth waiting for someone to get back from break.<br />
Resting when you can.<br />
Sampling the local cuisine (and hardware services.)<br />
Connecting with old friends.<br />
Getting chauffeured from the airport.<br />
Making new friends.<br />
The quirky charm of South Dakota.<br />
Food that smokes.<br />
Drinks at one of the oldest pubs in the US. (In Philly. I think.)<br />
Finding the best crepes in the world at an unexpected place.<br />
Looking up.<br />
Chicago pizza.(When the pizza came, I was too busy eating to take a photo. Here’s the graffiti wall instead.)<br />
Philly cheese steaks.<br />
Bar games with colleagues.<br />
Almost anything about London.<br />
Forcing your kids to smile for photos when you ARE home.<br />
And coming home again.<br />
Ann Handley<br />Author, Content Rules<br />Contentrulesbook.com<br />Chief Content Officer,<br />MarketingProfs.com<br />...
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Business travel is fun. Except when it's not. Here's what made a crazy travel schedule more tolerable for me during the winter and spring of 2011.

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  1. 1. A Survival Guidefor Too Much Business Travel<br />
  2. 2. Traveling rocks!<br />
  3. 3. Except when it doesn’t.<br />
  4. 4. Things that help make it tolerable…. <br />
  5. 5. Hanging with friends.<br />
  6. 6. Seeing virtual colleagues.<br />
  7. 7. Puerto Rican rum. (Thanks, Raul!)<br />
  8. 8. Finding creative places to tuck the mic.<br />
  9. 9. Checking luggage.**(What’s the big deal?)<br />
  10. 10. Taking an iPhone photo as solution to: ‘I think I’m on the 5th floor…. Wait. Maybe not.’<br />
  11. 11. Showing up when no one thinks you will.<br />
  12. 12. An occasional Coke (and a smile).<br />
  13. 13. Not taking things quite so seriously.<br />
  14. 14. Finding the humor in the everyday…<br />
  15. 15. …And being wowed by the ‘Wow’ moments.<br />
  16. 16. Being thrilled by the unexpected.<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Seizing respite when you chance upon it.<br />
  19. 19. Charging when you get a chance.<br />
  20. 20. Having someone else do the driving.**(And not just anyone, either. Someone you like a lot helps.)<br />
  21. 21. Surrounding yourself with people who matter.<br />
  22. 22. Finding art.<br />
  23. 23. Never passing up an opportunity to do something you might never have a chance to do again.<br />
  24. 24. Having a few laughs.<br />
  25. 25. Ice cream.<br />
  26. 26. Remembering that sometimes, it’s worth waiting for someone to get back from break.<br />
  27. 27. Resting when you can.<br />
  28. 28. Sampling the local cuisine (and hardware services.)<br />
  29. 29. Connecting with old friends.<br />
  30. 30. Getting chauffeured from the airport.<br />
  31. 31. Making new friends.<br />
  32. 32. The quirky charm of South Dakota.<br />
  33. 33. Food that smokes.<br />
  34. 34. Drinks at one of the oldest pubs in the US. (In Philly. I think.)<br />
  35. 35. Finding the best crepes in the world at an unexpected place.<br />
  36. 36. Looking up.<br />
  37. 37. Chicago pizza.(When the pizza came, I was too busy eating to take a photo. Here’s the graffiti wall instead.)<br />
  38. 38. Philly cheese steaks.<br />
  39. 39. Bar games with colleagues.<br />
  40. 40. Almost anything about London.<br />
  41. 41. Forcing your kids to smile for photos when you ARE home.<br />
  42. 42. And coming home again.<br />
  43. 43. Ann Handley<br />Author, Content Rules<br />Contentrulesbook.com<br />Chief Content Officer,<br />MarketingProfs.com<br />Twitter: @marketingprofs<br />
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