I handle PR for a men’s professional cycling team. I’m one of the few females in this sport full-time but each year I see more and more. While American, I’ve been based in Belgium for more than four years. I absolutely adore living in Belgium and feel very fortunate to have my job. I get to travel the world and call it work. For most months, it feels like I get to chase summer around the global.
Each day, week and month of my life is different. Depending on the year, I’m on the road between 120-170 days between work and personal travel. I usually visit between 15-20 countries each year. Typically, there is a new country or two in there and this year they have been Australia and Croatia. In the past two years, I've hit every continent except Antarctica, which I would love to get to one day!
My office is my backpack, hotel room, airplane or rental car. While traveling for work, I tend to switch hotels on a daily basis and spend anywhere from two to six hours a day driving a rental car or sitting on a plane. When your job is to handle press and media, staying connected is crucial, even when you are in a country known for subpar Internet (I’m looking at you, Italy….) I stay connected thanks to an older Macbook air, two cell phones (Alcatel Idol 3 and Samsung G3) and a great global plan through T-Mobile.
I’ve lived on the road for several years and people tend to be very curious about my job. It has its ups, downs and challenges like any job, mine just has a better view. I decided it was time to keep track and share these adventures.
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