My job requires a fair amount of travel. Travel requires many hotel stays. To be honest, there's no place I'd rather be than in my home with my wife and family. But, while on the road, you have to make the best of it.
Here's what I do, when I'm not working:
-Exercise: I use the hotel gym, local Y, and have running routes at the places I tend to stay at often.
-Travel: I typically get lost in the city that I'm in at least once a day. I'll also spend a little time checking out the sites.
-Eat: You gotta eat. You might as well "eat fresh". My favorite place to eat at while traveling is Subway.
-Sleep: I get some quality naps while on the road.
-Grad School: I usually knock out a good deal of school work in the hotel room.