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Haven’t traveled at all in the two years that I’ve been here. Any watch-outs when selecting about travel projects?

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Nothing in the boonies. Make sure you have a healthy selection of flights to choose from either in case you miss one or need to get home in a rush.

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Avoid places where you need to take connecting flights. If it’s a long term project (3-6 months) then see whether you can do one week a month remote. My personal preference on travel projects is to be part of a team that’s also traveling in so you can socialize and have people you know to talk to after work. I’ve done travel projects where others are local and it’s less fun!

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I’d say go with something far enough to allow alt travel to places you would want to go to (like home) and try to avoid crappy locations like small towns in the middle of nowhere because those get depressing after a while (limited food options, generally depressing outdoors etc). Also try to go to a place where you like the weather (e.g., I would stay in a warmer place any day so I’d choose LA over Chicago in the winters). But mostly just find a project with people you like - that makes everything else bearable

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Yea A1 brings up a good point. Definitely more fun to have other people traveling too.

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It’s going to be cold soon so that should be a factor. Fundamentally, though it’s all about the people. Give me a project in the boonies of Nova Scotia with a great team and I’ll be happier than Miami with a terrible one.

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I’m up for staffing soon so just wanted to hear perspectives re: case type, travel duration, and whether there’s anything you’d say to avoid at all costs. Understood it’s a vague question, but I’m leaving this open-ended to get a variety of perspectives

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