I love to travel. I’m lucky to have a family that it enjoys it as much as I do….but what they love most falls in to the ‘vacation’ category. You know, the rest, relax, rejuvenate kind of time away from home.
But I love ALL travel – the real travel I do on a regular basis – most often for work. I’ve always traveled for work (typically once or twice a month), but there have been spurts that I’m away from home even more than that. The past few months fall in to that category. I’ve been in Kansas City, Boston, Orlando (twice), Key West, and New York – also twice. It IS a lot, but I enjoy it. Mainly because I have learned what makes this kind of real travel easy and enjoyable.
Make the Most of Your Real Travel
Look up: I know it sounds simple, but that’s because it is. When was the last time you put your phone (or any device) down long enough to appreciate the city around you? Take the time to breathe in your new surroundings, check out the sights, appreciate the people and what makes them unique.
Be Kind – it sounds simple. And sometimes you are feeling anything BUT kind when you are facing disruption in your travel – whether it is a delayed flight, a flat tire or long lines and crowds. However, I can promise you, your kindness, your smile, and your patience will be refreshing to the people who are trying to serve you. And you just might find yourself getting everything you need and want – simply because THEY will want to prioritize the people who see them.
What would you add to the list? I’d love your thoughts as well.
And if you are traveling in the next few weeks – for business or for family, be safe and have fun.