When business calls for a multi-week trip, what’s that point where you draw the line on the number of consecutive days on the road?
I am working with an international project team and am scheduling a multi-week period for the team will be together, and we’ll be repeating this a few more times over several months. For some of the team, being away from home and in another country all three weeks is fine; others say that two weeks away from their family is their max; and some want to get home at the end of one week. Sure, a lot depends on family situations and what’s going on in a person’s life at the time, but I’m curious as to what constitutes that line in the sand for you? That line where you start to grumble if gone from home too long at one time (or the line where your family starts to voice their not-so-happy opinion!).
Yes, it’s a balance between the cost of airfare to justify an international trip and the time away from home that a person feels is tolerable. For me, I like to head home after a couple of weeks, sleep in my own bed for a few nights, and then I’m ready to head out again. Though since I’ve been an almost-every-week traveler for so many years, a bit of the extreme traveler I’d say, I’m curious as to your feelings on what you’d be comfortable with? Whether your multi-week trips are domestic or international – your input is appreciated and may help other travelers know that they’re not alone in their breaking points.
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