Category Archives: international

Business travel with kids

When my wife and I decided to have my 8 year old daughter join me on this trip to New Zealand, I didn’t know what I was in for. I’d traveled to some professional gigs with my family. It’s always … Continue reading

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Tours and travel: Getting the most out of your time away

When I travel, especially for business, I often try to do something I couldn’t do at home. For instance, if I have some free time, I opt to not go see a movie but to see a play or musical … Continue reading

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Indulging while in Wellington

I’ve now spoken 8 times here in New Zealand. And my daughter’s endured my budget conscious lodging choices. So we decided to splurge on a “real” hotel while here in Wellington and make these three days a real vacation. I’d … Continue reading

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Camper parks and budget conscious travel

Remember how a couple days ago I mentioned I tried to keep our lodging a bit flexible? Well I had two Ask Without Fear! fundraising seminars in Lower Hutt. So I decided to find where I was speaking and then … Continue reading

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Motels can work too

I don’t know when I picked it up, but I have an aversion to motels. I think it has something to do with the door to your room opening to the outside. But I chose to leave some of our … Continue reading

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Overnights with host families

Ever since my time as an admissions counselor back in the mid-1990’s, I’ve been pretty firm about not staying in the homes of the people that host me. I normally find it very draining. Not only do I have to … Continue reading

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Apartments while traveling

My daughter definitely likes apartments better than hostels! My hosts for the TONIC Conference used BookABach.com to find a very nice apartment near both the conference and the beach! (“Bach” is Kiwi slang for “flat” which is a more pedestrian … Continue reading

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New Zealand on a budget

Traveling with a child is very different than traveling alone or with my wife. But I’ll blog about that later. Yesterday, my 8 year old daughter and I arrived in Auckland, NZ. In an attempt to be budget conscious, and … Continue reading

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