American living in Gent, Belgium who gets to travel the world for work. Food lover, daily adventurer, complete wanderluster.

Glimpse At My Recent Offices

Glimpse At My Recent Offices

The title of this blog is the Global Office for a reason. My office is changing daily and could be anything from my apartment, a hotel, a press room, a train, a plane or a car. I could even have all of those in the same day. This also means my backpack is my life line. I have it designed so if I'm abandoned on the side of the road in a foreign country (which would feasibly happen), I can survive for a few days. Power chargers, spare batteries, sim cards, snacks, laptop, Ipad, extra phones, extra headphones, etc. I have it all in there and it weighs nearly a tonne.

Here are a few "offices" over the past month with a few words of explanation: 

At my neighborhood bar in Gent. I was fighting with my Garmin and it was taking hours to get all the right maps on their (I have to switch installed countries several times a year). This meant a glass of wine was needed to proceed.

At my neighborhood bar in Gent. I was fighting with my Garmin and it was taking hours to get all the right maps on their (I have to switch installed countries several times a year). This meant a glass of wine was needed to proceed.

In the middle of Poland where Internet wasn't always great. We found a cafe with super strong WiFi and got cranking before the race finished. This is a fairly normal habit if the race doesn't have a press room (or doesn't have WiFi at the press room...?!?!)

In the middle of Poland where Internet wasn't always great. We found a cafe with super strong WiFi and got cranking before the race finished. This is a fairly normal habit if the race doesn't have a press room (or doesn't have WiFi at the press room...?!?!)

Team bus. Another frequent location for me to work while I'm waiting for the race to finish. This place is plush, so no complaints. I typically am tethering from my phone when I work here.

Team bus. Another frequent location for me to work while I'm waiting for the race to finish. This place is plush, so no complaints. I typically am tethering from my phone when I work here.

The hotel room bed is one of my favorite offices. Rarely, rarely, rarely do I turn on the TV. I think some event had happened in the US and I actually had CNN, so I followed the news as I worked on a race report and stayed up to date on bike racing via TweetDeck.

The hotel room bed is one of my favorite offices. Rarely, rarely, rarely do I turn on the TV. I think some event had happened in the US and I actually had CNN, so I followed the news as I worked on a race report and stayed up to date on bike racing via TweetDeck.

This looks more like my typical hotel rooms. They aren't usually super fancy, more barebones. Sometimes we are even in dorm rooms (so wish I had taken a photo of the dorm room in Australia!)

This looks more like my typical hotel rooms. They aren't usually super fancy, more barebones. Sometimes we are even in dorm rooms (so wish I had taken a photo of the dorm room in Australia!)

And finally home. I know it looks super cluttered and crazy, but I'm rarely here. I love looking at all the photos on the corkboard above and all the paper on the right are the bills and paperwork that I MUST deal with before leaving on the road again.

And finally home. I know it looks super cluttered and crazy, but I'm rarely here. I love looking at all the photos on the corkboard above and all the paper on the right are the bills and paperwork that I MUST deal with before leaving on the road again.

Solo Living in a Foreign Country

Solo Living in a Foreign Country

Day in the Life: GP Stad Zottegem

Day in the Life: GP Stad Zottegem