"A Road Warrior needs to remember that work is just that, work. It is not the end-all of existence, it is not what gives you hugs at the end of the day or lets you know you are making a difference in the lives of your family."
- Christopher Keller, Gilbert, Arizona

Successful Mergers
"Upon my return from my last trip to Asia, there at the airport, waiting at the baggage claim, was my incredibly beautiful wife and adorable son. My wife was like a vision and my son's face lit up as soon as he saw me. As I got closer, I saw that my son was wearing a cute little T-shirt. It said, 'I'm going to be a big brother.' We all started crying at the Gate 17 baggage claim."
- Joseph Cox, Plano, Texas

"Don't ignore your family. Too many nights away from your spouse can really weaken your marriage. Too many days away from your kids and they'll wonder who you really are. You'll never get a second chance to see the first steps, hear the first words, or watch the first pitch. Most of all, don't be grumpy or hard to live with when you get home. Sure, it's been hard and stressful and flying will drain you, but home without you likely hasn't been a cakewalk either, so be nice, smile, and tell your family you've missed them."
- Chris Brewer, Springfield, Missouri

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"I try to make my travel educational for my family. For example, every time I travel to another part of the United States or abroad, I always purchase something indigenous from the area that I bring back to my children or spouse. Thus, even the most routine business trips to unglamorous places can have lasting positive memories that are brought back and shared with family. It allows you to remember the positive aspects of travel and provide an educational component to the travel."
- Marc Garnick, Waltham, Massachusetts