I do a LOT of business travel. For the last 10 years I’ve averaged somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000 miles per year. I routinely visit Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, India, Costa Rica, Spain, and most of the major cities in the Western US.
For those of you who have never had to do much business travel that probably sounds pretty sexy. After all, what could be better than seeing new places, trying new foods, and having the company pay for it all, right?
Well, the reality is that just about anywhere is fun the first time you visit. You visit the major tourist sites. You eat at great restaurants. Everything is new. But by the 10th time you visit it’s not nearly as fun.
At this point I go from the airport to the hotel to the customer site to the hotel and back to the airport. It’s painfully boring.
So, from this point on I plan on announcing when I’ll be visiting various locations around the world, with the hope of meeting up with locals readers of my blog!
Current location – Singapore
I arrived in Singapore yesterday (Tuesday morning local time) and I fly out on Friday morning. If you’re in Singapore let me know – coffee or drinks are on me!