While I have not been a government employee, the best business trip I’ve ever been able to take was when I was with Wells Fargo. I got to go to the 2003 ASAE Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. I took my family along, and we added 9 days onto the 5 day business trip for a full two-week stay, with the first week on Oahu and the second on Kauai. A memorable and once-in-a-lifetime trip for business and pleasure!