Had a fantastic long weekend in the west coast; it’s been months since I’ve been and I missed it so dearly. Much chillier than what I expected (i.e. shorts + tee weather), but given that it was in the bay area, I suppose in hindsight I’m not too surprised. Went around doing some sightseeing that I never previously got to do, and also partook in my first official food truck event!
I’ve been labelled many things before, but mostly recently: a jet-setter.
There is no shortage of travelling opportunities at work. For me, it’s living out of a suitcase for upwards of 80% of the job.
Since growing out of visiting Disney Princesses at the Magic Kingdom and annual “treacherous” rides on the Maid of the Mist/skee-balling for psychedelic top hats & oversized sunnies at the Midway, I haven’t been doing any leisurely travelling. Needless to say, business trips really help fill the void. It also gives you extra brownie points while your besties are raving about surfing in Hawaii, lounging in the Dominican, or riding elephants in Thailand.
While it’s true there are those not-so-glamorous places to be temporarily relocated, it’s always an experience that you’ll never forget (for better or for worse). After-hours are a great way to venture the city; sneak in some shopping, sightsee, pay a visit to a local dive you saw on Triple and feeling right at home in the vicinity of other tourists. Being a “Road Warrior” opens your eyes and sheds light on how small of a spec you really are, and how much of the world has yet to be seen.
Here’s a glimpse of my adventures in 2011…