A Survival Guide for Too Much Business Travel

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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.

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