1. Stay in a residential area of the city
If you are travelling for a couple of months, it might seem like a good idea to be close to work but often it is worth checking nearby locations with easy transport access. If you find yourself in an interesting area with culture and character, you are more likely to enjoy those out of office hours. Staying in an area that is lifeless outside of office hours can really suck the energy out of you.
2. Remember to clock out
3. Plan, plan, plan your trip
4. Make sure you have the space to be comfortable
Hotel breakfast is fun and exciting for a couple of days. After that there’s nothing you want more than to enjoy a homemade breakfast in front of your TV. In hotels you soon start to miss having a separate sleeping and living space, the ability to cook, eat, sleep and do laundry on your own schedule and most importantly, to relax in homely situations. Staying a serviced apartment rather than a hotel gives you an opportunity to do these things.
5. Explore like a tourist
If you travel for business regularly you might frown a bit at those touristy people posing for photos and falling into all of the worst tourist traps but there’s often a good reason for a place being overcrowded. If you are travelling to an iconic city, you need to see all the major attractions at least once. Hop on a big red bus, take a photo from the top of the Eiffel Tower and have a stroll through Central Park along with everyone else who is visiting the city for their first time.
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