I just got back from my first trip to the east coast and it was excellent! I got super lucky, dodging polar vortex part one and part two and I had fabulous company - I was traveling with folks from the O'Reilly Media Sebastopol HQ to Cambridge for a week of marathon meetings with our eastern, and more editorial focused, colleagues.
Exploring new things aside, I had a great time getting to know my coworkers - they're fun folks and brilliant collaborators. I feel like a part of a team, and a fantastic one at that.
My travels weren't without troubles, though, as I failed to cope with jet lag, shattered my mobile, and struggled to physically cope with it all. I reckon my next trip will be a lot smoother and even easier after that - just learning to be a traveler!
Regardless, it's hard to be too affected by things like that when adventure is afoot!