Archive for the ‘Travel Tips’ Category

How to Enjoy Comic-Con Without a Badge

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Every year there is a plethora of events surrounding San Diego Comic-Con, so many that’s it’s nearly impossible to decide what to do! Even if you didn’t secure tickets to the biggest convention of the year, you can attend Comic-Con events in the surrounding San Diego area to nerd out or get your fill of people watching.

Comic-Con Without a Badge

 

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Corporate Travel Tips to Get You Through Your First Business Trip

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Congratulations! You’ve moved up enough on the corporate ladder and have landed your first business trip. You’re probably excited and can’t wait to fly to your next destination to show off your professional skills. But with that comes a set of nerves. What do I bring? How do I handle being out of the office? We’re here to tell you to shelve your fears. With these tips, your next business trip will go as planned and before you know it, you’ll be celebrating your next promotion with a glass of bubbly.

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Fun June Gloom Activities in San Diego

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Southern California may be known for its endless sunshine but unfortunately the clouds do occasionally conquer the sunny sky. While it may be a bit gloomy, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your time in the San Diego area. We’ve rounded up the best June Gloom activities to do while the San Diego skies are cloudy.

June Gloom activities in San Diego

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How to Make the Most of Your Business Trip Budget

Monday, April 28th, 2014

As any business traveler knows, traveling expenses can add up fast: from airfare to meals, getting around, and being in a new place is not cheap. Plus, if you have expense reports to fill out you can get stressed trying to decide if that second trip to Starbucks was on you or the company card. But there’s a lot you can do to maximize your budget and make the most out of a trip. These tips will help you decide where to spend and where to save. If you follow along, you’ll even have extra  money lying around so you can spend out you please. And if you have a company card with you on your travels, spending a little less can earn you future trips to cool destinations. And that’s something we can get behind!

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your business trip budget:

How to make the most of your business trip budget

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Why It’s Good to Splurge on Business Travel

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Those who are used to traveling for business know the mundane and sometimes inhibiting tradition of expense budgets and receipt keeping. On the one hand, it’s awesome to have a (sometimes generous) budget from your company so you don’t have to fret about where to eat or how to get around when you’re off representing your company, but on the other hand you’re in a new place (or at least a place that is not your home), and the temptation to have a little fun is always there. Getting your company to reimburse you for a completely not-work-related brewery tour or spa day might be a tough sell. However, no matter where you are you’ll find the opportunity to stretch that expense budget on a few splurge items, especially if you can supplement your budget with your own money. After all, you might never know when you’ll return to the area and, let’s be honest, being somewhere new is always a great excuse to spend money.

Plus, this is the best time to splurge on business travel because that tax refund is just sitting in your checking account waiting to be used – and if you can convince your boss that a little splurging on the company card is an investment in employee relations then you’re all in!

How to splurge on business travel

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Top Ski Locations Near PC Housing Properties

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

When you’re staying in an unfamiliar city for an extended period of time, it’s always a good idea to check out what the surrounding area has to offer in terms of entertainment. Luckily, spring is the perfect season for all sorts of outdoor activities to get your mind away from the office. Whether you think it’s lucky or not, the majority of the US has an abundance of snow, which means skiing and snowboarding is off the wall this year! Plus, because of all of the winter storms chances are there’s a slope near you that’s just begging for a visit.

If you’re a ski or snowboard enthusiast, or just want to enjoy a cup of cocoa in the lodge and have a weekend getaway in a cabin in your temporary city, there are plenty of nearby mountains to several PC Housing properties for you to choose from. Here are the top 5 winter resorts for you to check out.

Top Ski Locations in the US

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How to Feel at Home While on Business Travel

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Traveling for business has its perks. You get to see new parts of the country on your employer’s dime, everything always feels fresh, and your network expands and includes professionals in a variety of locations. But, like anything, it has its downsides – the chief one being that it’s hard to make a temporary home feel, well, homey. But with PC Housing’s wide array of rental options, it can be easier to personalize your space. Follow these tips to make the most out of a long-term stay and help yourself feel adjusted in no time.

Stay comfortable even during business travel with these top tips from travel professionals PC Housing!

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Just Do It: Physical Fitness and Business Travel

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Let’s be honest, the prospect of working out is usually not something that gets you pumped. Getting through it, however, most certainly does have that effect. That’s the ultimate paradox of physical fitness – in order to stay energized and in-shape, we must be willing to exhaust ourselves on a regular basis. But travel, as you know, could be a drag, which only makes the idea of a work out more daunting. Here are 5 absolutely incredible workouts to get you over the hump and through your day job while traveling. You might even look forward to these exercises!

Practice yoga when traveling to stay healthy and feeling great!

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The 6 Items Every Corporate Traveler Should Pack

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

6 items every corporate traveler should pack

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Packing for Corporate Travel

Are you an “early bird” packer, who starts packing for trips a week or more in advance?  Or are you a procrastinator packer, preferring to wait until the last minute, sometimes as late as a few hours prior to take off? Regardless of when you choose to get all of your items in place for your trip, you are bound to forget something. It seems to happen every time, doesn’t it? Creating a list of suggestions and necessities ahead of time will help ease your mind during travel, and the following list is a great starting point.

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Tips on How to Prevent and Recover From Jet Lag

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Nothing puts a damper on a fabulous vacation or busy out of town work week like jet lag. Being tired when you’d rather be alert and productive, or even just awake, can make even the simplest tasks that much more difficult. Here are some tips to help facilitate that adjustment period.

Prevent and Recover from Jet Lag

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1. Plan Ahead

You already know you’ll be going out of town and messing with your schedule, so adjust your current schedule accordingly. Instead of having a crazy, stressful week, try to pack a light itinerary so that you can run all the errands you need to run and pack your bags with plenty of time to spare. Also, make sure you know where your travel needs and carry on pillow and sleep mask are so that you can pack them in a place you can easily access on the plane. Try to get some rest that week so that you’re able to show up at the airport and start your trip on the right foot.

2. Cut Yourself Some Slack
On the plane, take advantage of the alone and unplugged time to catch up on some sleep and read all the books and magazines you’ve been too busy to get to. Work will always be there, and will certainly wait until you land. However, if you’re too stressed and tired to function once you’re back on land, you won’t be able to fully relax, have fun, or work, so the best thing to do is to take it easy and rest during your flight. Be sure to stretch and hydrate regularly too!

3. Push Through
Once you land, try to jump in head first into the local time zone. If you can stay awake until the locals are going to bed, that would be the best thing to do to help you acclimate to the time change. Also, frequent travelers swear that getting a solid dose of local sunshine helps to reset that circadian clock to local time.

4. Make Yourself at Home
Whenever you’re on an extended vacation or work trip, make your surroundings as home-like as possible. PC Housing is a great resource for the regular traveler, and with plenty of locations available across North America,  it’s easy to feel at home wherever you are. This will allow you to fully relax and recover from even a global flight.