Subscribe to Entrepreneur for $5

Trippin' Out

No kidding: IRS-approved vacations

This story appears in the November 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

You need a vacation--and don't tell us you haven't got the time or the money. That's because we're going to show you what seasoned, smart entrepreneurs know: Often, a reviving holiday can be had in a place where you're apt to meet other businesspeople who can help grow your business. Which means the vacation just might qualify as a tax deduction, too. Sound tasty? Read on.

A proven, shrewd way to combine travel with valuable networking is to attend a trade show in an exotic locale. Where to find trade shows? Let your mouse do the searching at ExpoGuide ( and Exhibitions 'Round The World ( Both sites allow for fast searching by industry or region, as well as voluminous lists with plentiful shows worldwide.

Continue reading this article - and everything on Entrepreneur!

Become a member to get unlimited access and support the voices you want to hear more from. Get full access to Entrepreneur for just $5.

Get 3 months free with code zendesk

Presented by Zendesk

Champions of Customer Service zendesk

Entrepreneur Editors' Picks