I have a strange relationship to travel. On the one hand, personal history and persistent lack of money have made it seem unappealing to me for much of my adult life — but on the other hand, I’m fascinated by the practical side of planning it. I always read this kind of article in the NYT Travel section, for instance. Most of these advice pieces naturally focus on business travellers, but I wonder if there might be some benefit to discussing tips for specifically academic travel (conferences, campus visits, etc.).
Do any of you have tips you’d like to share?