When you start a job, it can seem really exciting hearing that there will be lots of travel, but sometimes after a few months on the road, it can seem less enjoyable. Here are some tricks to making those multi-week stints away from home seem more bearable.
Ask your co-workers for advice
If you have a chance, ask your co-workers about where the best place is to stay in town, and what some good places to hang out will be before you arrive in the new town. Locals can often direct you to hidden gems, and it might remind people to keep you in mind if they are throwing parties or hosting a get together.
Maximise your accommodation budget
Your company will often set a daily budget for accommodation. It can be a much better deal to get a serviced apartment over your placement, especially if you will be there for more than a week. Serviced apartments usually have cheaper weekly and monthly rates, and the additional kitchenette facilities can let you prepare some meals at home. Being able to have your normal breakfast will maximise your food budget for dinners and help you feel more at home. For more information, contact a business such as Adelaide Dresscircle Apartments.
Plan your weekends
It's easy to fall into the trap of spending all weekend working, as you don't know many locals. Make a point of researching some interesting sites in the town you are in or the surrounding towns. Having something to do on the weekend can help the trip seem more fun, and you might be able to cross a few obscure activities or sites off your bucket list. See if there are any local shows you can see as well.
Keep up your routines
If you are a dedicated runner, or enthusiastic gym goer, don't forget to bring your gear on your placement. Ask your gym if they have reciprocal arrangements in the city you're visiting--if not, pause your membership while you are away. Many locations now have low cost 24 hour gyms or gyms where you can pay on a visit-by-visit basis. You'll find you'll sleep better and feel better if you keep up your exercise routines, and you may be able to meet some cool people in your town as well.
Enjoy the chance to explore a new city for a while. Before long you'll be back at a home and it'll all be a memory.