Do you have to travel or stay away from home for work?

May 17, 2008 12:51pm CST
If so how do you feel about it? I recently spent three nights, four days away in the lovely English seaside resort of Torquay in Devon, attending a conference and manning an exhibition stand. The whole thing took place in a 5 star hotel and we had the best food and drinks. To top it all the weather was very hot. However, I would have swapped the whole thing to be at home with my wife and daughter and enjoying the good weather in my own garden. When I came home it felt like I had been away for weeks. Do you have similar feelings about travel for work?
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@ellie333 (21018)
17 May 08
Hi MichaelJay, I used to have to travel for work and sometimes abroad but just a different hotel, different conference room not a lot of time to explore and the one thing I loved about going away was the coming home to sleep in my own bed and being in familar surroundings with people I love and care about so I know where you are coming from on this. On a different note both my daughters went to school in Torquay as I have only recently moved to a different part of Devon so where did you stay? It is a lovely area in the sunshine and the views are beautiful. I may know the hotel where you stayed. Ellie :D
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19 May 08
We held the conference at the huge Palace Hotel on Babbacombe Road, in fact I think the postal address probably is Babbacombe. Do you know it?
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@ellie333 (21018)
19 May 08
I know the hotel but the only one I have been to a conference in is The Imperial. Thank you for the BR, much appreciated. Ellie :D
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@KrauseHome (36256)
• United States
18 May 08
Cuurently I am working outside the home as a Calltaker for a Cab company answering phones, and helping people catch a cab. So I sit in an office all day. But in my past, I have done an Online Business where I chose to attend one of the conventions, and then yrs. ago, I did inventory for a living and traveled all over Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, and was always having to sleep in a Van, or Motel room and really treasured the nights I could be at home in my own bed. But I do agree if you are out on the road on vacation, working, etc. and away from home, there is no place like home and your own bed to sleep each night.
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@cripfemme (7714)
• United States
17 May 08
Sometimes when I work, especially selling books, I must be away from home to do it. Otherwise my work, which involves writing on the internet, is done at my house, usually with my TV playing. Being in the house to work can be somewhat distracting, actually. And I like traveling for work better, as I feel like I get more done and am more focused.