Category: Business Travel

A wander round sunny Barcelona

I’m once again in beautiful Barcelona, once again for work. But instead of getting up at the crack of dawn to race to morning meetings, I decided to come over the day before and work from here before tomorrow’s meetings. An excellent plan, even if I do say so myself. After working all the way ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Enjoying Dun Laoghaire in the sun

I'm in Dublin for work right now, staying here until Thursday night. And lucky for me, I get to stay in the town where I grew up, Dun Laoghaire, which is south of the City.  I landed to a surprising - but welcome! - amount of winter sunshine, so as soon as I'd unpacked and ...

A tale of two check-ins…

I've just checked-in to my hotel here in Dublin and had to share this... I got a taxi out from the airport and had a surprisingly nice chat with the driver, considering we were discussing Brexit and Trump. We both felt a little helpless and both agreed that focusing on the sunshine was probably more ...

A tough week: cough, cold, accidental nudity.

Not tough as in "I just lost an election to a sociopathic orange-skinned, baboon-faced sexual predator with a history of lying and manipulation", but tough nonetheless. I've spent my week battling a cold and cough that kicked off as soon as I arrived in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon. It was nowhere near bad enough to ...

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This bed, though…

I travel for business a lot. That means dealing with the rough and the smooth when it comes to hotels and hotel beds in particular. Right now, I'm working in Cheltenham and staying in a really rather lovely hotel. And I have to say, it has one of the loveliest hotel beds I've ever crawled ...

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Sleepless in Sitges…

I'm back in Barcelona for business today, but spent yesterday afternoon and evening in Sitges, just a little down the coast. What started with a lovely walk by the seafront, followed by some delicious tapas at L'Avinyet, ended with me kept awake half the night due to noisy neighbours in the hotel. It was one ...