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When traveling for work to a cool city do you guys take some time off pre or post to spend some time exploring? Any of you took your SO with you?

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tried to do post- was too tired to care so I slept in the airport for a couple hours

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Whenever I can. I might leave on a Friday night so I have the weekend to explore, or come back on a Sunday night, same thing. The other thing I’ve taken to doing is buying cool souvenirs - I’ll spend a fair bit of money on something from each place I visit, art pieces etc.. I’m now mid-career and I have a collection that represents all the different places I’ve traveled.

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When I worked at IBM I’d try to book a meeting on a Friday and a Monday and my manager was cool enough to let me expense the weekend. My SO often met me up for the weekend (London, Chicago, Paris etc).

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Yes, I’d routinely fly out on Fri/Sat the weekend before. I’m a big college football fan so it was a great way to visit so many stadiums. My wife would come on many trips (when the weather was nice) Pro tip: flying Southwest Air with Companion Pass status gets your SO a free ticket whether you book with concur or points

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I’ve spent the weekend after which is always nice. That and alt-travel to a nearby major city is fun too. I recommend both to experience/enjoy the cities you work in

I think you should do it before if you can.I had a long international trip and thought I would regret not extending to enjoy the area. I got what I think was Dengue fever halfway through the trip and had to work through it. I had the chills and pain on the flight back. I’m so glad at the end of the work I was heading home. But going before you still have energy to enjoy it!

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