Archive for the ‘Corporate Housing’ Category

Why a Short-Term Business Rental Is Your Best Option

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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Regular business travelers become all too familiar with hotels, and it doesn’t take long for the downsides to pile up. No place to cook, not enough space, no privacy, no easy access to outside — the list goes on. Ordering room service or eating out all the time gets quite pricey, too.  However, there’s a solution to consider: a short term business rental. Here’s why it’s your best option.

A Short Term Business Rental Offers Privacy

Staying a hotel is, quite literally, living in a community of fellow travelers for the length of your stay. You can spend top dollar on a great hotel room, but it will never feel like a home. After all, you probably walk by a front desk on your way in and out, and the only way to keep a stranger out of your room is to put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door. (more…)

Extended Business Trips: Things to Know

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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A quick business trip is easy: Book a place to stay for the night, catch a flight, take a train or hop in a car, and do what you’ve got to do once you arrive. But what if you need to stay for a few weeks? Planning an extended business trip is a different ballgame. Here are some things to keep in mind. (more…)

Five Hot San Jose Restaurants to Consider

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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If you’re looking for a bite to eat in San Jose, you’ve got lots of options. Whether it’s a bite to eat at happy hour or a fancy sit-down meal you’re after, you can find it here. Check out some of our favorite San Jose restaurants.

Smoking Pig BBQ — 1144 N. Fourth St., San Jose, CA

The West Coast isn’t exactly famous for barbecue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find great options if you go looking. If ribs, pulled pork, Cajun sausage or brisket sound good to you, be sure to check out Smoking Pig in downtown San Jose. Can’t choose just one meat? No problem — there are combo plates, as well as appetizers with evocative titles like “chicken lollipops” and “potato grenade.”

Smoking Pig will soon open a second San Jose location in on Coleman Avenue, near the airport, so keep an eye out for that if you’ll be closer to that area. (more…)

Hotel vs. Temporary Housing: What You Should Know Before You Choose Your Home Away from Home

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Temporary Housing apartment package complete living room, fully-stocked kitchen, and modern dining room.

Looking for a place to stay means evaluating your needs and preferences. It can also mean sacrificing comfort and convenience, for the sake of having a reasonable place to stay that meets your needs at a specific time. You’ve worked to make sure your home is perfectly suited for you in style, layout, furnishings, comfort, and more. That’s why there’s no place like home.

Having to find a place to stay for business, relocation, or vacation purposes that meets your immediate needs doesn’t mean having to forego comfort and convenience. It is possible to get the convenience of a hotel stay with the comfort and independence of your home.


Airline Hacks: How to Pack with Security in Mind

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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If you’re flying somewhere, you’re going to go through a security check. For some reason, the vast majority of people seem to deny this fact until the last moment—it’s baffling why so few plan accordingly. Here are a few quick and easy tips to help you breeze through your next encounter with the TSA (or whichever international equivalent you’re to be scrutinized by).


9 Unique Eats You’ll Only Find In San Francisco

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

9 Unique Eats You’ll Only Find In San Francisco | PC Housing

San Francisco culture is known for being a bit eccentric, and its food scene appropriately avant-garde. Do yourself a favor and try one (or all!) of these unique eats next time you’re in Golden Gate City. You won’t regret it.


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.