If your job description requires that you travel a lot, you spend a lot of time away from home. You live out of your suitcase and spend your days in meetings and presentations and your nights in a hotel room or in some cases, a suite at the nearest hotel. Promoting your business and making your company look good away from the base office is an important job and travel is often required for just that purpose. If you are a business traveler, you are spending long nights away from home and your family, and you are probably just as tired when the business day is over. You call room service, grab a quick bite, maybe a cocktail or two, rent a movie or prepare for the next day’s presentation.
There are ways to make the business trip more like a mini vacation. Maybe it is not something you can share with the family, but it can make the nights a little more fun, and relaxation is important when you have a stressful job. Being able to get away from the actual job for a little while, gives your mind a chance to switch gears, take it easy, making it easier to get a good night’s sleep and be ready to wow the company the next morning.
Check out the local scene. There is probably not a place in this country, and most definitely in other countries, that does not have a local hang out spot, a place where the food is good and the people are friendly. Maybe you can catch a live show, a good band or a fascinating sports competition. You can check it out before your leave, thereby giving you some fun activities to look forward to on that business trip. Your work is important, being able to have fun doing it, makes it all worthwhile.