Category: Business Travel

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Oh the glamour of business travel

I got up at the crack of dawn this morning to catch a flight to Dublin. I'm working here until Thursday night. And from the get go, it's been a bit of a trial... I had completed 99% of my packing before going to sleep last night, working religiously off my packing list. But when ...

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Another Monday, another business trip. I'm leaving for Belfast in about 15 minutes (via a couple of meetings in London), staying just one night, so I can speak at a conference. In the scale of things, this is barely a trip. One night away and I'm not even leaving the country (arguments over a Northern ...

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Feeling rough, on the move.

I'll be blunt - it hasn't been the easiest of weeks. After picking up some kind of virus late last week, I've spent this weekly mostly sweating, coughing, groaning, sneezing and generally feeling very sorry for myself. This was made all the worse because of my schedule. I had to fly to Bucharest on Wednesday ...

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Beating the Dublin heat

I'm here in Dublin on business, seeing several clients and working on a bunch of projects across last week and this week. And my visit has coincided with a bit of an unseasonal heatwave. Dublin is a great place, but it really comes into its own in the sunshine. Lots of big, blue skies and ...

A business travel bug…

I've just spend the last week working in Dublin and, while the workshops and coaching sessions went very well, I managed to pick up an unwelcome dose of flu. It's an unfortunate risk when you're a frequent flyer and I guess it was my turn to pick something up. Being sick when on holidays is ...

Catalan jalapeño madness

I spent Thursday and Friday working in Barcelona - a bit of a monthly routine for me and nothing out of the ordinary. But I did stay at a new (new to me, anyway) hotel and so was able to notice the little differences that make for a nice hotel stay.  Firstly, I had my own ...

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The lack of sleep is getting to me…

After Saturday night's surprise visit from the pizza delivery man, I was hoping I'd be tired enough last night to catch up on some sleep. Following an early flight to Barcelona for work, a solid few hours working in my hotel room and a long walk around town, I felt ready for bed. After nipping ...

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Waiting for departure 

So the journey begins..... Currently waiting at Heathrow T4 to board our flight to KUL.  We got here early to avoid the rush hour tube. In the Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge having some nibbles to kill time, as our plane an A380-800 registration 9M-MNA is prepared in the distance. Looking forward in trying out Malaysia ...

A speedy Asian turnaround: Singapore in three days!

After making a list of all my upcoming travels, it was inevitable that another trip would make its way into my schedule. And so it has! Tomorrow evening, I fly to Singapore for business. I get there on the Tuesday night, and spend Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on a combination of meetings, workshops and sightseeing. ...

And then my back exploded!

I was working in Barcelona Thursday and Friday of this week. It's something I usually look forward to as I get some time in one of my favourite cities, work with great clients and arrange travel set to a very human schedule. Thursday went well and I landed in some lovely Barcelona sunshine. I even ...