A few weeks ago we had our company’s quarterly off-site held in Salt Lake City, Utah. [Side note: I work from a super awesome company called Self-Publishing School and we’re all remote workers from across the country. We teach people how to write, publish, and market their own bestselling books.] Every quarter, we vote on a different city to host our off-site so that we can have the opportunity to explore new places and come together for 5 days to be productive and knock out some major business plans. I was really excited to have this off-site in SLC because I had never been there before and wanted to spend as much time outside in the beautiful mountains as possible before it got too cold.
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When my plane arrived in SLC on Wednesday, I couldn’t believe how close the mountains were to the airport. There is so much beauty as soon as you step off the plane. We stayed in a large Airbnb home in Holladay, which is about 20 minutes from the airport and even closer to the beautiful snowcapped mountains.

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Thursday and Friday were complete workdays, so we got a lot of things done together as a management team. On Friday evening, we headed to the Mystery Escape Room in downtown Salt Lake City. Our challenge was “Dr. Frankenstein’s Haunted Escape” which only  had a 14% success rate. We made it out! I have to admit that we have a pretty solid group of smarties.

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After our genius grand escape from Dr. Frankenstein’s room, we walked across the street to ‘Bout Time Pub & Grub to grab some eats, play some pool, and watch some football.

Saturday morning, we put in a few hours of work and then headed outside to get some fresh air and take in some views of Utah. The girls took one car to the scenic trail at Big Cottonwood Canyon while the guys went out searching for hiking trails. The drive through Big Cottonwood Canyon was breathtakingly beautiful and we made several stops to get out, stretch our legs, and snap some photos. We even drove up high enough to be surrounded by snow on the ground.

img_7542 It was, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.
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After we finished driving the scenic trail, we took a drive to the Sugarhouse neighborhood. We made a pit stop at Sugarhouse Coffee before heading back to the house to reconvene for the evening. They make a mean hazelnut latte.
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We spent the remainder of our last night eating wings, drinking beer, and playing laser tag. It was a short but sweet stay in SLC and I will definitely be back to take in the views with Steve sometime soon. I loved it there.

Laura

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