I travel a LOT for my business. In the beginning, I used to get excited for the trips, and then eventually I got hit with the negatives of traveling which includes airline delays, bad weather, and long hours. So I created some goals and activities that help ground me and keep the trips exciting. One of my goals is to visit all of the baseball parks in North America.
I have the good fortune to travel around the world for my career. I’ve learned through the years to take the opportunity to enjoy the cities and countries by spending a few extra days absorbing the culture.
There are a few goals that I have when visiting.
- Baseball Parks – I want to visit every ballpark in America. I’m a fan of baseball, no particular team, and I’m fascinated with the spirit of the game. (add check list)
- Chinatowns – I was born in Chicago Chinatown, and I find myself comparing it to every Chinatown in the world.
- Farmer’s Markets / Food Trucks – I believe that we have a responsibility to support the local communities. It’s amazing to see the different markets and foods all around the world.
When I was 10, my parents, sister, and I went on our first vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. This trip changed my life, and I return there every year. One of the biggest reasons we love Hawaii so much is that we acclimated to the lifestyle so easily that the locals believed we were from the island. No where on the mainland had we received that vibe.