Around The World in 1 Week: Leaving SFO

@zhazha - Skyline, San Francisco

Bucket list item #31. Purchase an around the world ticket and fly across time zones from San Francisco to San Francisco.

Well I am off on my next work trip which will take me from Europe to Asia back home to the Americas.

To be candid, I didn’t intend to complete this bucket list item until retirement. There was a work need to meet with teams spanning our global operations. Now I am at SFO awaiting my flight and wondering what awaits me next.

While I am at the airport, I am skimming my favorite travel blogs, people watching and catching up on my reading for book club. There are about 30 travel bloggers that I regularly read. There is one particularly great blog post on 30 rules for the road. My favorite rule, #18. Get lost on purpose.

If you want to see the parts of town where real people live & work, you need to go visit them. The best way to do this is on foot — without knowing where you’re going. Write down the name of your hotel so you can catch a taxi back if needed, then just pick a direction and start walking. Don’t worry too much about stumbling into dangerous neighborhoods either, as locals will generally warn you before you get that far.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” ~ Alan Keightley