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The Tao of Travel #16

Friday, August 13th, 2010

You never really know what time it is When I sat down to write this, I realized it’s been almost a year since my last Tao of Travel post, so I thought this one should be about time. Given that I allowed so much of it to pass between these posts, I surely have a […]

The Tao of Travel #15

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The seat belt light goes on at both predictable and unpredictable times It could be a comedy sketch – every time I wanted to go to the restroom the seat belt light came on.  It wasn’t a long flight, but I’d made the mistake of drinking tea at lunch and of course its diuretic effects […]

The Tao of Travel #14

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Nowhere can be special if you let it “At least it’s summer” I thought as I got off the plane in Sioux Falls.  Having spent a considerable number of business trips in the upper plains, I knew the weather could be harsh, though less so in the summer.  After flying over what seemed like endless, […]

The Tao of Travel #13

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Everywhere can be nowhere special if you let it When you’re early mid twenties and you live in Washington DC, a business trip to Nassau in February is a big deal.  Even better, to save money on the ticket, there was a night in New York City on the way.  I was going with my […]

The Tao of Travel #12

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

You can’t control the weather….but you can avoid Chicago in January I got to the airport a little late since it was a Friday and traffic was bad.  Major storm in Chicago and nothing, including my flight, was going there.  I had a choice when I booked the flight and chose to connect through Chicago […]

The Tao of Travel #11

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

We had a ritual when I was growing up. After a long trip, we’d lay everything we packed on floor and begin to make three lists – things we took and needed, things we took and didn’t need and things we didn’t have but needed.

The Tao of Travel #10

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Someone is always glad you made the trip “You’re the key on this project” I told Sam at the airport “they said your presence indicates how committed we are to it”.  Even in these days of video conferencing, there’s nothing like actually being there.  In business, there is no substitute for a solid handshake.  On […]

The Tao of Travel #9

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Life never moves in a straight line, no matter how much we try to plan it. Twice when I thought my career was going well, I have been laid off.

The Tao of Travel #8

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

We always hear how every action we take affects everyone else, but it is never more true than in the confines of airplane cabin.

The Tao of Travel #7

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

I came out the door, looked at the parking lot, and froze. “Can’t remember where you parked?” Robin said. “No, I can’t remember what I parked” I replied.