Ten Minute Tourist
A Quick Glimpse Around the World
About the site
Taking vacations is great (duh) – you can go where you want, when you want, and do what you want. Business travel is a bit different – the locations aren’t always glamorous and free time is sometimes sparse. But if you’re lucky, you can grab a few minutes (or hours, maybe even days!) here and there and see people, places, and things that would otherwise be completely out of reach.
This is basically a travel blog/photography site, with a focus on those quick moments when you can throw on the tourist hat and get out and explore. The moments that make all the time in conference rooms and cramped airplane seats worth it, and remind us that this gig can actually be pretty sweet!
The Rating Scheme
The tricky part about free time on business trips is you can sometimes wind up in weird or unfamiliar places, and need to do some quick planning to figure out how to have fun. Often this can come down to how much time you have, how much it will cost, how tricky it will be (limited transportation, language barriers, etc…), and the resulting payoff: the overall radness. I’ll use a rating scheme for these trips to give a sense for how they unfolded.