Forbes recently asked me to share a different side of myself; my vacation habits when I travel for work. You can read the article here. Below I share additional detail about my "bleisure" travel experiences.
I've been fortunate to travel to speak to students and families about college and graduate admission. As I told Forbes, a day of vacation while on business travel is a must for me. It can be rejuvenating and provides a great memory to take home from the visit. While traveling for business, you probably won't remember what the hotels and boardrooms look like, but you'll remember a special day off you spent traveling by yourself.
For example, in China, where I went recently to give workshop presentations on college admissions, I realized that I had an extra day with not much to do - so I took a day off to travel by myself to Hong Kong. I didn't go in with a particular plan; I just took the bus from the Shenzhen customs port and had a spontaneous day of walking, going to...
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