Thursday, February 15, 2018

Five Great Work Trips

I am about to start another busy year of work trips.  Many of them are work, just work, and not always to places I really wanted to go, but I go with the flow and look for the adventure.  But once in a while, I get to go someplace fantastic.  Hence my top five work trips. 

1: Hawaii.  The schedule was grueling, five 12+ hour days in a row, in paradise.  
2: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.  It helps that it was in October and the mountains were spectacular.  The program was short, the audience unconvinced, the venue was grand, but my reservation was lost and I ended up in an okay place across the street.  
3: Browning, Montana.  We stayed in East Glacier, literally across the street from the east entrance to Glacier National Park.  I had a free day to explore the Park, it was in mid-May before things really opened up and before the tourists arrived (the high mountain road through the park was still not open for the summer.) The work was on the Blackfoot reservation and the hosts were wonderful.  
4: Anchorage, Alaska.  I went in a day early and went "Flightseeing" to Mt. McKinley, I had a reindeer dog downtown for lunch. It was a fantastic work trip.  
5: San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The program was at a great hotel on the water, in the nicest part of town, the hosts were wonderful, very welcoming and accommodating.  My only experience working with live translators.  

Tell us about your favorite work trip? 


  1. I had a work trip to Lisbon, Gibraltar, and Alicante with 2 days to myself at the beginning and again at the end. Nice.

  2. I had a week-long IBM conference in Las Vegas a few years back.

    I went out on a Friday, drove out to St George, UT, crossing through AZ, and 3 time zones in the process; by the time I got to St George I had no idea what time it was.

    I visited Zion Nat'l Park (spectacular!) and a couple of small state parks in UT, and Valley of Fire State Park in NV, and went swimming in Lake Mead.

    I passed on Hoover Dam in favor of exploring the desert.



  3. in any of my jobs, I have never traveled; guess I am lucky. where is that covered bridge in your photo?

  4. Vermont or New Hampshire