I was sitting at my desk doing something mundane for one of our local communities when I had a flash back to my sweet days in Germany shooting down the autobahn at ludicrous speeds in a $2000 Ford. In my misspent youth I traveled quite a bit, twenty three counties that I can remember. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that in some of them my employer wanted me to break things and hurt the natives. But between bouts of state inspired violence I would look up and go “oh, that looks nice” or “humm…why don’t we do that in the States?” I felt lucky to get to see a bit of the world and I think that helps me look at issues in my practice with more openness to alternative ideas and solutions.
This got me to thinking, am I a better planner because of my travels? I think so. What are your thoughts concerning travel and planning?