Work travel hacks to keep you sane on the road

Regularly travelling as part of your arts practice can quickly become hard work, so we spoke to artists and writers who do it regularly to see how they maintain their mental health on the road.
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Travel for work doesn’t need to be difficult. Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash

When you start reciting the airline safety notice in your sleep then you’re probably travelling a little too often for work. For anyone who does it regularly, travelling for work can soon become a travail. I asked some of the sector’s frequent flyers for their tips on looking after your mental health when working away.

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George Dunford was Director of Content at ArtsHub, Screenhub and GamesHub (2019-2022). He has also written for Meanjin, The Big Issue, Lonely Planet, The Good Food Guide and others. He has worked in digital leadership roles in the cultural sector for more than 10 years including at the National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the Wheeler Centre. He is currently employed by Museums Victoria and is a mentor in the CEO Digital Mentorship program working with Back to Back and Desart. You can follow him on Twitter: @Hack_packer