When I travel to a new location, the first thing I like to do is pull out my phone, open my favorite map application and take a look around at everything that is nearby. There are a few things certain people can’t live comfortably without having close to them or even knowing there they are in the first place. My top 3 things to look for when I’m in a new city or in a new State is to find the nearest grocery store, depending on how long I’ll be there, find the nearest bank, and find the nearest highly rated coffee shop.
If you follow my blog, you know that coffee is what I’m all about and hanging out in coffee shops makes life more interesting. I can’t begin to tell you how many interesting and truly successful people I have met simply by spending my free time in a coffee shop and enjoying my favorite morning brew. One particular classy character I managed to run into and had the pleasure to meet while sitting in a Starbucks while visiting a new city was a woman who went by the name of Nancy Behrman, a leader and professional if I ever saw one.
Unfortunately, she was nearly finished as I walked in, but we still managed to talk a little as she gave me details about what there is to do around the city as well as information about her impressive company, Behrman Communications. I’m serious, spend some time in a coffee shop and say hello to someone. You never know who you’ll discover.