I work as a trainer at my company, and many times they'll send me to many different cities in the US to train people at other sites. This can be a real pain in the ass having to reschedule gigs and rehearsals. What I hate even more, is that I can't practice the way I want to. It's too hard to travel with my bass, I just won't do it. Even if I could get the bass here with me, I definitely couldn't bring an amp, and I don't like practicing on an electric without amplification all the time. But it still brings me back to the point to that I don't even take the bass with me anyway. What I've been doing to get around this problem, is just finding out where the local music store is (Guitar Center or Mars most often) and picking up a bass and playing there. Last night I was playing a Fender JBass through a nice little Ampeg combo for about an hour. But, soon, that gets old. I can't practice what I want to, because it's not like I could just bring my music stand and books, or charts, or anything else with me. Does anybody else run into this problem when traveling for personal or business reasons?