As a global business consultant, I travel. A lot. And I have to admit, it wasn’t always easy or comfortable. Delayed and canceled flights. Long lines. Unhelpful airline staff. Jet lag. Breathing in recycled air. Sitting in one place for hours. The list of reasons goes on and on.
My gift to you this New Year are my top 6 secrets of global travel, including get cultured.
You’re in a new country–a land with interesting people and exotic sites. Don’t just stay in the hotel. Build some adventure into your trip. Spend time reading about the country, talk to colleagues who have been there before, and find out what to see or where to eat.
Spend time socializing with your colleagues who work there to build that bond and get a taste of the local culture.
Also, it’s a good idea to touch base with the consulate to ensure what precautions you may need to make to stay safe while abroad.
To read the other five secrets of global travel in Inc., please click here.