Get up around 6 or 7 am. Spend 90 minutes doing triage on email, checking off as many small to-do items I can at the same time, write blog posts, etc. Put on enough, non-smelly clothes to meet the local standards of decency and go eat hotel breakfast.
After breakfast, get dressed for real. Spend a couple hours on client work.
Strategize time around lunch. Where should we eat and what else is around that we can do? Spend afternoon doing something touristy.
Back to hotel for a couple more hours of client work.
Plan for dinner around where we want to see the sunset. Eat dinner and watch pretty romantic sunset in a pretty and new place.
After dinner back to hotel to work for a few more hours.
This moves around a bit by day and if there’s any specific sites we’d like to see that take longer. We work a few hours on weekends still so we can take a morning and drive up the coast. And so on. If the day before was killer and we’re beat, we may sleep in, shift the schedule around on the fly.
This is still pretty much a whole, if not more, work day. The differences we have are an ever-changing location and our free time is spent wandering around with penguins or taking photos of fjords and waterfalls instead of vegging out in front of RHWofSomewhere. Dave is an actual photographer with actual work in an actual gallery, and I expect loads of our memories will wind up on the walls of that gallery and in competitions.
We had planned events and meetings along the way and some of those are working out, some notsomuch. Our trip does include an actual vacation, our safari is our vacation. And to small business owners this means, we are not taking on additional obligations, but will continue to wrap up the current obligations we have. I also expect to have some time “off” when we get to a beach in Thailand, but that’s more of a long weekend, than a vacation.