It was good to be squinting. The rising August sun beamed off Lake Minnewashta, fragmenting into millions of diamonds around my paddle as a gentle breeze offset the rising temperature. It’s a business trip, and I’m on a paddleboard. Sweet, right?
Experiencing a place like a local resident is a desire for many travelers these days. Lately, it’s increasingly a key ingredient for business trips as well. Just look at airbnb’s business travel tagline: “Travel for work, feel at home.”
On a recent trip to a Minneapolis conference, I rode this trend like Paul Bunyan on Babe the Blue Ox. Here’s how I rolled (in an intentionally non-numeric list, because the world has reached listicle peak): Continue reading