Traveling and working: When to go and when to stay

Today I am linking up with the #sundaytraveler linkup! Thanks to Pack Me To, the awesome travel blogger that I found this linkup through.

Pack Me To

The hardest part about my love for travel is that I also love my business. I started a marketing agency for summer camps a little over a year and a half ago and it has been one of the greatest joys of my life. My other greatest joy? Exploring the world, of course.

When I worked for a company, it was much easier to explore the world than it is now. I had 21 days of paid vacation, an awesome group of team members who could cover my work and managers who agreed that taking a break every once in a while was a great idea. In fact I traveled to Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Australia, Hawaii, Atlanta, Colorado, Miami, Seattle, Vancouver, New Orleans, Las Vegas and North Carolina all in the three years that I was in my previous job.

When I left my job to start my company I was home bound for months at a time trying to attract new clients and build up my business. Then came business travel, which just isn't the same experience or adventure that I found in other trips. For a while business travel took up most of my time, but I finally let go in September and decided that I had to get out of the country. Our trip to Africa was an amazing cleanse for me, but it left me questioning everything even more.

When should I stay and when should I go?

Traveling is so important to me, but without my business I can't really afford to travel. It's the strangest dichotomy of loving two things at once. When I travel, I miss the routine of working and I worry about how work is going in my absence. When I'm at home, I wait and plan anxiously for my next trip. I love to explore, but I love to work. What's a travel and business lover to do?