4 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Travel Experience as a Corporate Traveler

Who said business and pleasure doesn’t mix?

If you’ve been traveling for a while on business, you know it can become monotonous at times. The airports you travel through look and feel the same. The hotels you stay at aren’t much better because they’re uniform in appearance and offer the same amenities no matter where in the world you go to. That doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a good time. All it takes is a willingness to do something new and the imagination to see your plans through. This short but effective guide teaches you how to see the world with new eyes even when you’ve been on back-to-back business trips for weeks.

Here are four easy ways to enhance your travel experience as a corporate traveler:

  1. Make self-care a priority. Splurge on the massage or pedicure. Eat the most decadent food you can find. Pay for the upgrades. You deserve the VIP treatment.
  2. Do at least one thing that you want to do. Even if you’re pressed for time, there are things you can do between meetings and workshops. Consider the amount of downtime you have and then pick an activity that can be completed quickly. You’ll feel great knowing you took the time to do something that you actually enjoy.
  3. Spend time with the locals. You’ll learn so much more about the place that you’re visiting. Think of them as the most informed tour guides available. They can direct you to hidden locations that you’d otherwise never see or experience.
  4. Invest in a traveler’s notebook or journal. Keep a written account of your travels. Add pictures and souvenirs. You’ll have something physical to share with your family and friends once you’re back home.

Make every moment magical while traveling. Even if you’ve taken the same trip many times before, you can do things to keep it fun and memorable. Creativity counts when traveling frequently. It gives you a new perspective and allows you to try things that you aren’t able to do while home. Make it a point to try to experience one new thing on each corporate trip that you take and note how it made you feel. That way, you’ll be branching out and trying something new so that the time that you spend away from home counts doubly because you’re mixing business with pleasure.