Hit the Road For These Gorgeous Spring Drives

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Flying is definitely convenient, but there’s no better way to see America than by hitting the road yourself and taking in the sights. Now that it’s officially spring, lots of places across the country are looking particularly beautiful. Travel & Leisure has put out a gorgeous slide show list of some of the best spring drives across the country. Here are a few of the spring drives you should try to work into your travels:

See the Texas Bluebonnet Spring Bloom

Are your travels taking you in or around Austin this spring? If so, you’re in luck, because not far from the quirky Texas capital are some stretches of highway surrounded by gorgeous bluebonnets, the official state flower. Just head west from Austin on Route 290 to Johnson City, and then north to Burnet, which has the distinction of being the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas. Continue reading “Hit the Road For These Gorgeous Spring Drives”

Airline Hacks: How to Pack with Security in Mind

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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).

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How To Sleep Better On Your Next Business Trip

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Even when you’re ensconced in your own bed, getting a good night’s sleep consistently can be tough. Any business traveler knows that being on the road only compounds this issue. Luckily, a few lifestyle tweaks can serve as “sleep hacks,” allowing you to get the Zs that can be so elusive when you’re away from home. Try a few (or all!) of these changes for sleeping better on your next business trip.

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How To Eat Healthy On Business Trips

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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!


7 Must-have Apps for Business Travelers in 2016

7 Must-have Apps for Business Travelers in 2016 | PC Housing

You’ve heard the saying: there’s an app for that.

That goes for your business trips, too! With the right downloads you can turn your phone into a multi-tool for any situation. Not only have developments in the app field made day-to-day activities easier, but they’ve also streamlined a number of professional practices. If you’re a business traveler, you know that things can sometimes get complicated. With these convenient smartphone apps, you can literally manage your entire trip from the palm of your hand.

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2016 Business Travel Trends to Prepare For

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As the Great Recession becomes less a reality and more a distant memory, more and more business travelers are poised to take to the skies in 2016. The growth in the number of business travelers isn’t the only trend ready to shake up business travel in 2016 either. From advances in technology to declines in traditional business travel options, here are the 2016 business travel trends to prepare for in the new year.

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How to Get Consistently Good Free Wi-Fi in Any City

When you’re traveling for business, finding Wi-Fi that consistently works and is free can feel like a never-ending struggle. Too many Wi-Fi “hot spots” are not actually that “hot” when it comes to getting work done and can leave you frustrated with slow speeds. Luckily, there are actually a ton of ways you can get consistently strong and free Wi-Fi in any city these days. Let us show you how with these five great ideas that might just surprise you.

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How to Travel with Coworkers (and Stay Sane)

Business travel with coworkers can be a really fun experience. Seriously, if done right, going on a business trip with colleagues can actually be a good time to bond with people you’ve only seen in an office setting. However, if done poorly, traveling with coworkers can lead to friction that ruins your trip and can easily find its way back into the office long after the trip ends. But don’t worry about that happening once you’ve read this article, here are 5 easy tips on how to stay sane when you travel with coworkers.

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Best Rewards Programs for Corporate Travelers

If you’re a corporate traveller and you’re not on a rewards program, you need to fix that ASAP. And if you are on a rewards program, it’s time to rethink your choice of program to make sure that you’re on the right one.


Travel rewards programs are a great way for corporate travelers to earn points that they can use to treat themselves to upgrades and other travel amenities that help take some of the sting out of your business trip. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best rewards programs for corporate travelers out there today.

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