Archive for the ‘International Travel’ Category

A Roundup of Recent Airline Industry News

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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For those of us who travel by air often, we have no choice but to be subject to the will of whatever airline we’re flying. We all know that in-flight magazines only tell us the good stuff. It’s in our best interest, then, to stay up on the goings-on in the airline industry. So here’s a round-up of recent airline industry news to keep you up on your game.

Airline Glitches Are in the News

We’re hearing more and more about airline computer glitches throwing a wrench in travelers’ plans. But they aren’t necessarily happening more often. (more…)

Four 2017 Travel Trends You Need to Know

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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2017 is upon us, and travel giant Frommer’s and other experts recently offered their take on what we can expect. Without further ado, here are the 2017 travel trends to keep in mind as you plan your travel this year.

1. A new kind of opulence

According to Forbes, we can expect to see a redefinition of luxury taking shape at hotels across the nation. It’s not that we can’t expect nice things, but we can expect them to be more carefully selected and less in-your-face. “Less is more” will be the guiding philosophy for hotel opulence in 2017, according to Forbes.

This means hotels will focus on perfecting the things that matter most, like the bed you sleep in instead of that awkwardly placed chair in the room that no one ever uses. (more…)

Check Out These 3 Snowy Winter Travel Destinations

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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Folks have mixed opinions on winter — some love the snow, some hate it. Some people live in places that are buried in snow each winter, while others live in sunny locales where “snow” might as well be a word in a foreign language.

Last week, we offered a few options for snow-weary folks to escape the cold and get some sunshine this winter. Today, we do the opposite. For those of you who are looking to get a taste of what winter is all about, here are some winter travel destinations for you to consider. (more…)

4 Sunny Winter Travel Destinations

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

woman on beach

While winter doesn’t technically start until Dec. 21, if you live in much of the U.S., you know it gets cold long before that each year. While some of us love snow, many folks make a habit of getting away from winter for a bit by taking a trip to a warmer, sunnier locale. So, for those of you looking to escape the cold this winter, here are four great winter vacation destinations to consider.

Florida

The don’t call it the “Sunshine State” for nothing. Visit pretty much anywhere in Florida to escape the dreary winter and you’ll understand why it’s the go-to retirement destination for people from the Northeast. With more than 1,300 miles of coastline on the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is the perfect place for a warm winter getaway. (more…)

Exploring the Best Airports in the World

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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If you’re reading this, you probably travel a lot, which means you’re no stranger to airports. For many business travelers, the airport experience is just a part of the job. But that doesn’t mean it’s always fun. While you won’t find an airport anywhere without a security line, you can find airports with amenities and attractions more akin to a nightclub or a country club than an airport. Here are some airports that are frequently named among the best airports in the world. (more…)

Corporate Travel Guide: A Checklist for International Business Travel

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Making a Checklist for Corporate International Travel

Traveling abroad for business involves a great deal of coordinating and organizing. It is easy to be so focused on the business aspect of your trip that you forget to check the specific rules of entry for your destination country. We’re here to help you stay focused on your work—use our checklist below to make sure you’re ready to meet travel guidelines for international travel.

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How To Eat Healthy On Business Trips

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

How To Eat Healthy On Business Trips | PC Housing Blog

No matter how well-maintained your diet, business trips pose a challenge for healthy eating. There are some steps you can take to make sure your out-of-town diet doesn’t diverge too far from your norm. Try the following to take control of your on-the-fly intake.

Be wary of airport food (pack your own lunch)

Airports catch you at some awkward hours, meaning you’ll often find yourself hungry at your gate. The available food is usually overpriced and low-quality compared to what you could get outside the airport. It’s a good idea to avoid airport restaurants when possible. Pack a meal before you leave home if you have time. Otherwise, seek out unprocessed snacks and maybe a small deli sandwich inside the airport. Staying fed during travel is an important step to making sure you…

Don’t get thrown off schedule

Mealtimes become ingrained into your daily cycle. Don’t let travel push you too far out of your norms, as it may lead to unhealthy eating habits during your business trips. While travel time, meetings and client meals are out of your control, do your best to regulate which factors you can. Make sure not to skip breakfast, and try to always…

Carry healthy and filling snacks

In your efforts to curb bad food behavior, carry healthy and filling snacks. They’re great for those occasions you have to eat earlier or later than you’re used to. A handful of nuts and a piece of fruit is filling, nutritious, and easy to pack on the fly. Try almonds and pistachios, apples and bananas, a Larabar, or a sandwich. In fact, while it may be tempting to eat out at every meal, you should strive to…

Visit a grocery store at the earliest opportunity

While a foreign city’s local grocery is probably the last place you’d like to trek to after a day of air travel, it’s a smart destination. Whether it’s a supermarket or a corner store, twenty minutes spent building your traveling pantry will benefit you in the long run. Grab some local produce, nuts, snack bars, as much healthy fare as you’ll eat on your trip. You can even get some hearty bread and deli meat for on-the-go sandwiches. While this food will help fill in the gaps, there are going to be times that you eat out. When those occasions arise, it’s recommended that you…

Watch the sauce

Restaurant food isn’t always unhealthy, but when it is, it’s usually the sauce that pushes it over the top. While fried and oily foods are easy to sidestep, the healthiest-looking meal can be corrupted by an overzealous serving of sauce. As such, it’s a good idea to ask for the sauce on the side whenever you order an applicable dish. That way, you can put on as much sauce as you’d like and leave the rest behind.

If you have a choice between condiments, steer towards things with wholesome ingredients (a la salsa or guacamole) versus things made out of oils and syrups (soy sauce, thousand island, etc.). This will help to keep your traveling diet…

High protein, low carb

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to appreciate the simple beauty of this guideline. Adhering to these parameters when choosing your food will save you a headache, especially if you’re looking at nutritional labels. Aim to eat more high-protein foods, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and beans, and less high-carbohydrate foods, such as bread, rice, and pasta. This is especially important on business trips that involve a lot of seated meetings — if you’re meeting on the golf green, however, you can afford a few more carbs. When it comes to what you drink on the road, it’s always a good idea to…

Drink plenty of water

Water is more than a source of hydration — it can be a preventative measure for eating. Drinking a glass of water before you sit down to order food will fill you up, allowing you to make a more reserved choice in cuisine. While cocktails with clients and caffeinated drinks are to be expected during the course of a business trip, water should be your go-to beverage.

 

If you follow these tips, business trips don’t have to be filled with fat and fast food. They also don’t have to be spent in the confines of a hotel room. Choosing to stay in luxury vacation rentals has a wide range of benefits. PC Housing offers corporate and vacation housing across the country — contact us today to find out more!

 

Best Gadgets for Corporate Travelers in 2015

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Corporate travel can be hard unless you’re one of those people who enjoys jet lag, business meetings, all the fun of airport security, and being away from your family (unless you choose bring them with you). Thankfully every year brings new gadgets that make the lives of corporate travelers even easier. 2015 is no different, with even-thinner e-readers, better emergency chargers, and wearable tech that will make you feel like James Bond. Read on to see the best gadgets for corporate travelers in 2015.

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One Week in Vancouver

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Vancouver

If you’re lucky enough to spend one week in Vancouver, first of all we want to say congratulations, you’re definitely living your life right. Vancouver is a rare urban gem that combines big-city living, majestic natural wonders, and innovative culture. It’s no surprise that the city is consistently rated as one of the Most Livable Cities in North America. One week might seem like a long time for one city, but in Vancouver it’s just enough time to get your feet wet.

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Study Abroad US Housing for International Students

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Summertime means students trekking from all around the globe to the US for summer jobs and study abroad programs; and nothing will help you have an  amazing adventure quite like the right summer digs. For great long-term temporary housing, PC Housing is a great study abroad US housing choice for students looking to live in the United States for an extended basis.

Study Abroad US Housing

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