I’m sitting in a freezing cold airport for the 8th time this month. I wouldn’t say that I’m a travel expert but I can tell you that I have learned quite a bit in traveling for work as frequently. I still make mistakes, like booking a trip almost every week so I could get a training rollout completely done in one month… sounds good until execution time. You can’t survive on coffee and airport food for very long. So, as an amateur traveler I thought I would put together a list of the do’s and don’ts of traveling for newbies:
I started traveling for work in 2012, which was a new experience and something I really enjoyed. I didn’t like being away from my husband (then boyfriend) but I got used to flying, presenting and feeling like I was doing something productive. When I switched jobs, I didn’t travel outside of a big conference once a year and missed it but didn’t think too much about it. Now I’m back in a position where I can travel and I’m facing the dreaded baby FOMO.