I've been on 10+ flights in the past two months, and for a wary traveler, I'm pretty proud of how I've focused less on the amount of time I've spent in the air and more on the places I've been. Most of my trips as of late have been for work, which is my favorite part of my current role at Forbes. But there was some fun mixed in there as well, and because I've been so behind at documenting these trips, I thought I'd put together a nice little round up.
San Francisco -- March/April
It all started at the very end of March, when I flew out to San Francisco for my longest work trip to date. At the front of the week was the Board Forward Awards ceremony, which took place at the W Hotel and celebrated companies that are making strides in gender equality on their boards.
At the second half of the week was the celebration for the 2018 Midas List, held at NASDAQ and also celebrating an amazing group of women.
In between the two events, I battled a bout of food poisoning and rallied to explore some of the best nature California has to offer.
Washington, D.C. -- April
Next, it was a quick (and bumpy) flight down to our nation's capitol, where I spent the day at the Newseum for an event with AARP. The entire day's programming was fascinating, and I got to interview a woman I've admired for some time.
After my work duties wrapped up, I spent the rest of the weekend with my best friend, enjoying the cherry blossoms and each other's company.
Half Moon Bay -- April
It was back out to SFO at the end of the weekend, to cover the Forbes CIO Summit in Half Moon Bay. This is the second year I've been to this event, so there was a comforting level of familiarity. The subject matter was pretty much out of my realm of understanding, but nothing beats those Ritz Carleton views.
Charleston -- May
The first (entirely) vacation trip of the spring: a weekend jaunt down to Charleston with my college girlfriend Arshia. We booked the tickets on a whim many months ago, and it ended up being just the weekend we both needed. I now see why Charleston is a bloggers paradise—it's whimsical and casual, with the added bonus of amazing food.
We spent the first two nights in an adorable Airbnb and had the most relaxing, quiet weekend, filled with catching up and enjoying the lack of rigidity often necessary for such quick trips.
Our favorite spots:
Israel -- May
This was my first international work trip, and it was exhausting—both emotionally and physically. But in between capturing content for our Under 30 Global Summit, we saw some of the sights of the area that will leave lasting impressions for a long time to come.