Suitcase at the ready. Unpacking to wash or take clothes to the dry-cleaners. Repacking for the next week. Leaving early or missing family events on Sunday evening to catch a plane to one’s weekly home-away-from-home. Returning Thursday night or Friday just to repeat…again and again.
It’s not all glitz and glamour.
When employees at the airport, car rental, hotel and restaurants begin to know your schedule, and you by name, it is not a trip…it’s a commute.
As a road warrior for many years, I enjoyed the thrill of acquiring frequent flyer miles, hotel points, and eating at some of the best restaurants of a city. At the end of a long day…when clients went home to have dinner with their loved ones or attend their children’s school events…Skype or FaceTime was the only connection I had to those that are the most important in my life.
After a while, I started to notice the same fellow road warriors. We began sharing stories of our week while enduring flight delays in the airport or making a way to our seat assignments. Swapping restaurant and tips on things-to-do in our adopted cities, discussing projects that went well or had become troubled, and more importantly, how we will spend the 60 hours or so at home, are the most common conversations.
Traveling for business gives one the perfect opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and from all over the world. It was easy for me to fit a Home-Based Business that I could take with me…seamlessly into my daily life…because I meet plenty of people (just like me) searching to have more control of their lives, people desiring to spend quantity time with loved ones, along with people wanting to travel to destinations of their choice when they’d like to go…not where and when it’s dictated by someone else. People just like you!
This Home-Based Business provides the opportunity for me, (and my fellow road warriors turned global travelers), to continue accumulating frequent flyer miles and points by going where I want. The difference is I am able to leave when I decide and take the most important people in my life with me. ~ Daria