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One Entrepreneur's Musings on Business Travel Live out of a suitcase? You're not alone. Many 'treps have adapted to a life on the road.

By Bruce Schoenfeld

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Peripatetic entrepreneur Karl Maier, CEO and founder of Market Force Information, a customer intelligence firm in Boulder, Colo., reveals the benefit of early-morning flights and explains why he prefers maps to his GPS.

I'm on the road half the time, visiting clients, companies we might acquire, operations. I'm working hard, I'm not with my family--it's a sacrifice. So I try to do something on each trip to make me feel better about it.

I get excited about trying different restaurants. I look for off-the-wall, even hole-in-the-wall places, something authentic in each city. I'll go to In-N-Out Burger in California, eat barbecue in North Carolina. Makes me feel like I've been somewhere.

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