I'm blessed. In my career business travel has generally been to places like Los Angeles, Paris, and London... I'm usually traveling with a brand that stays in excellent hotels. We fly nicely too. There have been trips that included a California road trip on the back of an Indian motorcycle, an invitation to the Academy Awards, a journey through the Loire Valley to poke around old castles, a night at The Royal Albert Hall where we watched the new Bond film with the Queen Of England. Not bad, right?
Well, I am here to say it's not bad, definitely. In fact, it can be quite spectacular, but it's still business travel and it can kick you in the behind. When I went to the Academy Awards I was so burnt out from a week of pitching the media I couldn't WAIT to get out of there. The thought of the Governor's Ball and the Vanity Fair party made me want to scream. At the VF party I asked my date if I could cruise. He didn't care, the place was jammed with celebs and that's pretty much what he had come to see. At the door, photographer Patrick McMullen asked where I was going; he couldn't believe I was leaving. I didn't hear his protests; I was running down the block trying to grab a cab, no mean feat in LA.
Anyway, all this is to say that business travel can be a drag even when its not. I am SUPER thankful for all I've been given, all the trips and all the experiences. But you know, I'd sure like to get on a plane and just be going somewhere fun to see someone I like (or maybe with someone I like) and not have to be preparing for meetings, meetings and more meetings. I'm not really complaining, I'm just saying... Lol