Conventional business + leisure trips (aka Bleisure) are re-starting, as we all emerge from pandemic travel hiatus.
But “Bleisure Living” has taken on a whole new definition as more people are realizing that they can work from anywhere, and combine their business lives with their personal passions.
Marriott has recently started using the term “Bleisure.” Nomadland won the Oscar. We’re hearing about RV life more these days. The line between work and play has blurred and may stay that way.
Not all bleisure living trips involve hotel or campground stays, however.
It was the perfect blend of work and life. We ZOOMed and had phone meetings for most of the drive down.
A random dapper stranger approached us on the street in downtown Tucson. He was gushing over Nancy’s Mini Cooper, which is now named Teri the Mini in his honor.
Sarah discovered a shop that specializes in antique jewelry repairs. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and even gave her a brief lesson on how to approximate the age of vintage pieces.
It’s always a score when you discover a place with steady wifi, power outlets, good food, strong coffee, and great ambiance… let alone two! Sarah camped out with her laptop at the restaurant Nook and then moved on to the coffee shop Caffe Luce.
Nancy spent a couple of hours with her mother and brought back some childhood books for her collection.
About 250 miles later, we arrived back in Scottsdale in time for a client happy hour at OHSO Brewery!
Unlike other workdays, we got to see the great outdoors and open sky and were every bit as productive as if we were sitting at a conventional desk.
Bleisure Living takes on many forms — a hotel stay, a new city, or simply a long road trip. So, grab a colleague, pick a destination, and hit the road.