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Once upon a time, the term “business travel” conjured images of business suits, airport lounges and hotel meeting rooms. But in reality, occupations of all kinds lead people to travel — and the skies — for business. Perhaps even more so as we emerge from the pandemic, remote work has made our schedules more flexible and has shown us the limitless potential of connecting with colleagues and collaborators around the world — not just drinking water around the machine. For those in the creative field, such as chefs, designers or writers, business travel is not just about meeting new people, but a way to taste exciting flavors, discover new fabrics or bookmark an alternative way of thinking. It can also deepen connections with the places and people you work with from afar, such as Diaspora Co.’s Sana Javeri Kadri, who recently traveled to Kashmir several times to spend time with her spice company’s farm partners:[On] Purchasing travel, we can share and connect resources. We are becoming part of the community. “
Read on for more about Javeri Kadri’s six months of the year in Mumbai, how she’s making the most of her work trips—and a conversation with Rashad Frazier, founder of Portland-based adventure company Camp Yoshi, and designer Hopie Stockman, half of textile brand Block Shop Textiles, recounts the Scouting journey that recently inspired them. Additionally, contributor Tariro Mzezewa reports on the challenges parents face when they start traveling again for work, and we tapped a range of travelers, all in different jobs, to offer their tips, tricks, and product recommendations for work Travel – whatever it might look like – gets a little smoother.
The spice brand founder spoke to us about the responsibility to engage with the local community as a tourist, the spoiled life of eating Kashmiri food at the source, and the beauty of an early morning walk.
Business travel today is different than it was before the pandemic — and there’s no turning back.
Fraser said planning for adventure travel where black travelers and their allies can unplug and reconnect with the outdoors will require careful scrutiny of locations, routes, food supplies, guides and more.
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And reports on the rhythmic sound of the Block Shop blanket being hand-woven on the loom.