Traveling for business always sounds so exotic. A week in Paris! An overnight layover in New York City! A trade show in San Francisco! But after just a few business trips during your career, the allure starts to wear off. Your business trip to Paris goes from seeing the Eiffel Tower and drinking good wine to being crammed on a plane for 8+ hours and being jet-lagged. Your plans to check out a trendy new fitness studio in NYC are foiled by flight delays. The picturesque view of the Golden Gate that you’ve always wanted to see is shrouded in darkness by the time you get off the trade show floor.
It happens. Business trips can be crazy-busy and despite your best attempts at getting some leisurely sightseeing in, fitting in any kind of non-work time is tough, let alone working out or relaxing. However, combining business and leisure during a trip is possible. And it doesn’t have to be exhausting to have your business trip and enjoy it, too.