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Why Corporate Housing Beats Hotels for Business Travel

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Business travel can be a mixed bag. Yes it’s nice to get a break from the office and get out on the road (especially if you are travelling somewhere particularly nice like San Diego). But the thought of being away from friends and family, long meetings, and living in a box-like hotel room for days, weeks, or months can be a bit depressing as well.

While we can’t help you too much with the first two problems, staying in a fully furnished luxury apartment on your business trip sure beats another trip spent in a nondescript hotel that looks just like all the others and feels a long way from home. Still not convinced? Check out the rest of our reasons why corporate housing beats hotels for business travel.

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Tips for Staying Sane With Your Family on a Corporate Trip

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

As corporate travel becomes more and more common in the United States, more workers are choosing to take their families with them on their business trips. This allows corporate travelers to not miss out on important time with their family while also still allowing them to go about their business. A win-win, right?

Well, not always. Balancing work time with family time while on a corporate trip is hard because as much as you wish it was, it isn’t an actual vacation for the person working. The pressures of catering to work responsibilities as well as family responsibilities while on the road can drive anyone crazy. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read on to find out some easy tips for staying sane with your family on a corporate trip:

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Best Tech Events and Meetups in San Diego in 2015

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Make no mistake, tech in San Diego is booming. While everybody knows San Diego is a great vacation destination, the tech scene in San Diego is drawing more people than ever to the city in 2015. Tech leaders have noticed that San Diego has been named the best city to start a business in the country by Forbes, and San Diego is poised to have a banner 2015 when it comes to tech. That’s why we’ve highlighted some of the very best tech events and meetups in San Diego this year for you to check out.

 NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo at the San Diego Marriott & Convention Center-San Diego, Calif.

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How to Get Work Done While Traveling

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

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Whether you are a freelancer or someone who occasionally has to work while traveling, don’t fret it’s easier than you might think. In this Digital Age, plugging in, transmitting and working from just about anywhere and everywhere is a lot easier than years past.

So if you have to travel for business and work at the same time be it by boat, air, rail or car, real work can definitely be accomplished. And just think after a long flight or car drive; know that at the end of the day, it’s nice to know there is a comfy place waiting for you to rest your heels, as well as your mind. Here are some tips on how to get work done while traveling:


Internet Connection

When you’re traveling, you can’t always rely on the corner Starbucks so do your research before you travel about finding Wi-Fi in your destination. Also, have a back-up plan, like purchasing an Internet SIM card or securing a spot in a co-working space.


Pen and Paper

There might be some point in the day while traveling when you can’t connect to Wi-Fi, or when you forgot to grab a converter for your laptop charger. Or, you might be in a location you don’t feel comfortable pulling out your laptop, tablet or the like. Instead have an old standby of paper and pen within reach to jot down your ideas, and you might just find yourself grateful when inspiration strikes at a random time.


Best Hours to Work

This may sound silly, but if you can settle into a routine that maximizes your productivity, do your best to stick with it. For example, are you more productive when you work in short, two hour bursts with a half-hour break in-between or break every few hours.


Outlet Adapters

If you’re headed out of the good old US of A, think about purchasing international outlet adapters. You can pick them up at the airport, but you’ll pay less if you order online.


Make Arrangements Before Departing

If you’re working with other people, or expect to be doing interviews while you’re traveling, you should take a few minutes to set up your messaging systems before you go. If you’re going to be communicating via video, set up and test Google Hangout and Skype before you leave.


Video Interviews or Meetings

You don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute if have to Skype with an important boss or do a video interview with a client. For example, it might be a good idea to throw in a nice shirt and jacket for a video interview. And, make sure you know how to do a video chat before you go.


Time Differences

Keep track of time zones so you don’t end up calling an important contact at 2 a.m. without realizing it. Most Smartphone’s allow you to set a clock for another time zone, or you can download an app to keep track.


An Equipped Stay

Ask beforehand if the place you are staying at overnight or temporarily for a few months in has a Wi-Fi connection, outlets to recharge, business center, meeting and conference rooms and anything else you might need to make your stay easier while working.


Before you know it, you’ll have your work done, and will be able to relax and enjoy your surroundings wherever your travels might take you.


Why Wait for Summer? Water Sports in San Diego

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Paddleboarding at sunset


The East Coast may be experiencing raging winter (icy temps and snow flurries included), but there’s only one season in America’s Finest City: sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine. To take advantage of the year-round toasty temperatures, consider participating in water sports. They’re all a great way to experience nature and get in a good workout. Plus, you should take every opportunity you can to soak up the natural splendor and sunrays.


New Year’s Resolutions for Corporate Travelers

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The new year ushers in new beginnings galore. Not only do you get to buy a brand-new calendar, you also get to start over with promises to yourself. These resolutions can be both big and small. Stick to a fitness routine. Resolve to finally clean out the garage. Buy a house. Travel to Cambodia.

And when it comes to traveling for work, you probably could stand to make a few more promises to yourself. Maybe you always forget a hairbrush. Perhaps you always leave a few items behind in your hotel room. No matter what, these travel resolutions will help you have better trips. Enjoy!

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Corporate Expansion: Opening Up Another Office

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Opening a New Office

The good news is that your company is expanding and opening another branch. Who knows? Maybe this will mean another hefty raise for you when the new year rolls around. But the downside of this is that you might be displaced for a while. After all, moving is stressful. You’ll be in a brand new environment adjusting to everything around you. If you’ve moved to a new city and are working at another office branch, you might want to consider temporary housing before committing to a more permanent setting.


Life as a Professional Consultant

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Life as an Indpendent Consultant

With an economy quickly transforming into being more and more dependent on independent and freelance workers, the demand for consultants is as high as ever. Consulting can be a rigorous and taxing job with long hours and a daunting travel schedule. But the good news is that there are many ways to make life as a consultant pain free and enjoyable.


Relocating for a Job

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Relocating for Work

Relocating for a job can be many things. It can be exciting if you’re the type that loves to be in new cities all the time. It can be a real drag if this is your fifth time moving in the past year, and you’re a homebody. But some professionals experience relocation way more than usual. If you’re in one of these fields, be prepared to move to advance your career.


Short-Term Conference Housing

Monday, June 30th, 2014

‘Tis the season for amazing festivals, conferences and conventions. Fortunately, we got the insider’s scoop on your conference’s choice housing options from PC Housing, experts in stylish, short-term housing solutions. Read on to take a look at some of the biggest conferences, festivals and conventions this summer.

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