Question of the Week

Do You Take Your Family Along on Business Trips for ‘Bizcations’?


Earlier this month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted a survey saying that 67 percent of frequent business travelers sometimes combined leisure travel with business trips. “Combining business travel with a mini-family vacation is a growing trend in a tight economy,” the story said. It also gave an example of a lawyer who has taken her daughter on trips with her to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Boston and taken her to historical sites in these cities.

So this week, we’d like to ask you: Do you take your family along on business trips for “bizcations”? If so, do you have any tips for keeping focused on work while keeping the kids and / or your spouse entertained? Of course, feel free to share, as cautionary tales, examples of times bizcations didn’t quite work out for you.

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: If You Had a Chance to Rewrite the U.S. Constitution, What Would You Change?

Featured answers:

Posted by CBraun: “Do away with the Bill of Rights. By including the bill of rights, the founders basically reversed their original intention that the federal government would be one of enumerated powers. The Bill of Rights provides the appearance that the only ‘rights’ that people have are those explicitly listed therein. Of course, we all know that is not true (looking at you, Scalia), and in fact the Bill of Rights is merely a ‘including but not limited to’ type of list.”

Posted by BriLaw: “Give the president line-item veto power and rewrite the Second Amendment. Line-item veto power would increase the likelihood that pork will be removed from the national budget to reduce out-of-control spending. The 2nd Amendment is the one glaring drafting error in an otherwise outstanding document. The intent of the framers is still clear to anyone with a firm grasp of English grammar and who is willing to discuss it rationally, but the wording has always muddled the issue.”

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