For those of you, who have never lived out of a suitcase for any length of time, let me tell you that this is no pleasure cruise. Not even the worst vacation that you have ever been on can prepare you for the life that has to be led. So let me try and share some of the facts:
1. Yes you will get to eat out a great deal, but only the few meals with customers will probably be anything special. The rest will need to fit within the budget constraints of you bosses, and will normally be eaten alone.
2. Yes you will stay in hotels, but again, good ones only when customers are present. The rest will need to be in the best place that you can manage, again within company policies, and they will hopefully be critter and bug free. They will need to be, since you will be spending every waking hour in them. (Imagine going home from work at the end of the day and spending the rest of the evening in your bedroom, with nowhere else to go.)
Having served some 27 years on the front lines, and now suffering from what I can only believe to be a form of battle fatigue and post traumatic stress disorder(among my other quirks, defects, and shortcomings), I can only salute those of you who manage to continue. I convey my respect and my condolences for the battles you have fought and those that you will fight. You may never be granted the rewards nor the gratitude that you truly deserve for your sacrifice, but you will at least have the airline and hotel points. (Which you can use for more travel. whoo hoo!)