Have you taken an extended break from travel and thought about what it means for your future?
I’ll be in Louisville and Lexington next week to deliver a speech at the ACHE 2013 Annual Conference. Tweet
If you travel frequently for work, you’ve stayed in plenty of hotels. And when you stay in plenty of hotels, you get exposed to the good, the bad, and the ugly of what happens when you use a common bed and bathroom that might be used by 364 different people over the course of a year.
Last year I took a trip around the world in eight days. I went east, from Austin – Detroit – Amsterdam – Mumbai – Singapore – Tokyo – Minneapolis – Austin. This time I went west instead.
One thing I always thought I’d do with this eponymous blog is tell more personal stories at some point. I work enough that the content pretty much reflects my life — but unlike earlier in my career, now I try and to take vacations to periodically reset and refresh. This blog post talks about one of them.
If you’ve ever been to Austin for SXSW, what you may not know is that it’s spring break – not just “for geeks,” but for many schools in Texas, including UT Austin. So I requested to have my SXSW session on opening day, then left with the family for a full week the next morning.