I admit I have wanderlust, I love to travel, to get out, to get away, to see different things, to hear new sounds, to smell the place, to feel the vibrations of a different place. When I am home, I am home, I commute to the office, run a few errands - most often - like most of us - going to the same places. With work from home now being 60% of my professional life, I am home more than ever. I am in my bedroom more than ever, my home work space is there. All of this makes getting away all the more valuable.
What have I learned by traveling:
- All cities have traffic congestion, patience is the best answer
- Use public transit whenever you can. It is the easiest and most economical way to get around most cities.
- Every public transit system has challenges, the systems break, need repair, replacement, and you work around it.
- The locals live, sleep, eat, shop a couple of blocks off the beaten path - you should also.
- Most of the locals have a love-hate relationship with the place they live.
- Most people are proud of where they live.
- Avoid the crowds of tourists if you can.
- Disney is a fake world, see the real world if you can
- Friendly dogs, are friendly in every place, and every language
- Time spent waiting for a plane, or train, is time to absorb the essence of the place.
- Each place has a unique feel, smell and sound.
Enjoy and get away when you can.