Business travel may seem like a whirl of cocktails and nighttime adventures but the reality for most of us is a whirl of plane rides, hotel rooms and business meetings. The truth is, business travel can be absolutely draining.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Here are a few tips we have for making the most out of your trip, to make sure you strike the proper work-hard, play-hard balance we all crave:
3 Ways to Enjoy Your Business Trip
Take Time To Explore
You may spend most of your travel time in meetings or conferences, but don’t forget to step outside and breathe. Try a new restaurant, take an hour to sight-see if you can squeeze in the time, and just enjoy being away from your office. Wake up a little earlier and take a jog, enjoy an evening walk in the city, or simply venture out on a lunch break. Use apps like Yelp and TripAdvisor to find out what the locals and travel pros recommend in your area.
Take Advantage of Solitude
Oftentimes business travel means you’re on your own during your off hours. Enjoy the total quiet of your hotel room, and soak in the luxury of having a big bed all to yourself. Take a bubble bath before you go to sleep. Order room service in the morning and treat yourself to breakfast in bed, if you have the time. You may be traveling for business, but after hours are yours for the taking.
Take Time To Indulge
Allow yourself to relax as you would on vacation! Order that decadent dessert, savor that extra cocktail, sleep in a little longer if your schedule permits, and don’t be afraid to go out and try something new!
Work hard, travel well!
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