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Business Travel Doesn’t have to be Stressful

We all travel for different reasons, but many of us have to travel for work and that can be pretty stressful. From booking flights to arranging accommodations business travel can be a pain in the butt, so how can we avoid the hassle? 

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We all travel for different reasons, but many of us have to travel for work and that can be pretty stressful. From booking flights to arranging accommodations business travel can be a pain in the butt, so how can we avoid the hassle? Along with the travel, these people have to do their jobs. Career stress aside, the annoyances of trekking anywhere can really pile up. Let’s look at ways business traveler can reduce stress and actually enjoy their trips.

 

Plan out the details

Traveling in general can be arduous, with airports being so crazy, hotels offering no conveniences of home and getting around in a new city. Maybe planning things out would help a little. In this go-go world we live in, a little help can go along way.   Try pre planning your trip form every activity to rides form and to the airport. Having everything set in place takes the worry out of travel.

Use apps to pre check into your flight and order a ride-share service from the airport. Technology can really aide in planning. Many hotel chains have concierge services online, so you can have things ready when you arrive.

 

 

Chill out

So you booked everything in advance, checked into your hotel online and have a ride waiting for you, so try and chill out. Grab a cocktail at the hotel bar, loosen your tie/belt and take a moment for yourself. Think about travel as just a long commute to work. This way of thinking will allow you to have more normal rituals and actually feel like your normal self. If you enjoy reading the newspaper in the morning with a cup of coffee, do that.   Take time out of your day for yourself and your enjoyment.

 

Be Social

Everything doesn’t have to be business, so try and fit some social aspects into your trip. Have a dinner with coworkers or friends and have a laugh or two. Maybe have some cocktails with the coworkers after a long day. Being social is something that people do in their day-to-day lives, so try and be normal. Just because you are traveling, doesn’t mean you have to work 24/7.

 

Grab receipts

Many times you are so busy that you forget to grab a receipt and you are stuck footing the bill. No more, take photos of every receipt with your phone. Keep these pictures in a file and give them to your financial department. No longer will you not be able to have bills covered.  

 

Have fun

Remember, you are only working for on average eight hours a day, so try and enjoy yourself for a little. We only have so many years on this planet and you have to have some fun. Stress can build up during a normal workweek, let alone one filled with travel annoyances. Take some of this stress off with some fun. Go out to a nice diner, see a movie, take a tour of the new city. Whatever you have to do to make yourself smile and reduce your stress levels will help.

 

Hopefully these simple changes to your normal business travel can reduce stress and make life a little bit easier.

 

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When Zika hit the scene last summer it had the whole world freaking out. The virus is no joke, it causes birth defects and even some health problems to infants. Now that we have a lot more information about this virus, we are better able to tell you whether or not you should turn that vacation into a staycation.

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Should you vacay while pregnay?

Traveling is great and if you’re pregnant then you might want to check off some bucket list destinations before that baby pops out and your travel time turns into toddler time. But should you be worried about ZIka?

Yes, you should. Traveling to places where the Zika transmission is ongoing is a risk that, in our opinion, is not worth taking. Check the CDC website for which locations are currently having a Zika outbreak, if your destination is not listed, then you’re good to go. If your location is listed, then maybe rethink your travel plans.

 

Looking to get knocked up? Maybe do it domestically.

If you’re planning on making a baby then maybe a destination conception isn’t the best idea. The first trimester is the worst time to get Zika and it’s an incredibly hard time because most women don’t even know they’re pregnant during that time.

If you do travel to an area with Zika then women should wait at least eight weeks and men need to wait six months before bumping uglies.

 

What if the type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus is where you’re traveling to but there’s no Zika, should you still be worried?

We now know what type of mosquitos carry the Zika virus, the Aedes aegypti and the Aedes albopictus (duh says all the entomologists.) These mosquitoes have been popping up in the U.S. where we have never seen them before. Does that mean they’re all carrying Zika?

No, if there is no Zika outbreak then the risk is super low. Still use common sense though, wear bug spray and don’t have a mosquito bite contest with your friends but other than that, you should be fine.

 

Let’s be real, what are the chances that you will get Zika?

Well, we can’t say. If you’re the type of person who has mosquito bite contests with your friends then your risk might be higher than others so it’s impossible to give an exact percentage.

What we do know, according to studies, is that five to fifteen percent of women who get Zika while pregnant actually have babies with birth defects or brain damage. So even if you catch Zika the risks are low, but they are still risks and the consequences are very real.

 

Is Zika planning a sequel this summer?

Zika will definitely be around this summer but most likely it will not be as big as last year. The number of infections is likely to go down this year because after you catch Zika once, you can’t catch it again. Plus a lot of people will read this very informative article which is bound to drop the number of infections even further.

 

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Top Summer Vacation Spots for 2017

Vacations are different for everyone, but if you are like me and suffer from some serious FOMO (fear of missing out) then you need to know what’s HOT! 

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It’s summertime and the feeling is good, so let’s find the hotspots for 2017. Vacations are different for everyone, but if you are like me and suffer from some serious FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) then you need to know what’s HOT! Where are all the Instagram influencers going this summer, where do I need to be if I want to be part of the IN crowd? Not to worry homie, I got you. I found the five hottest summer vacation destinations to keep you on top of the trends.

 

Greece

All the cool kids are headed to Greece this summer as the country makes a huge push in travel marketing to help fix the struggling economy. It’s true, Greece has fallen on hard times recently but that is actually helping out travelers, as the deals have never been better. Sure the ancient ruins are fun, but if you want to be part of the IN crowd, head to one of Greece’s many hot islands like Mykonos or Santorini. The weather is perfect, the water is crystal clear and the locals are so welcoming and friendly, Greece will be all over Instagram this summer.

  

South Africa

South Africa is quickly becoming a hot travel destination this summer, mainly for its wide range of outrageous activities. The country has been becoming a hotspot for the rich and famous and recently has made a strong push in its tourism and brand marketing. The country features amazing beaches, respected wine regions, incredible wildlife and safaris, enough to keep even the insanely rich busy for summer. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this.

 

Croatia

Croatia is no longer the best-kept secret in lavish vacation travel sorry Europe, your secret is out. Brits have been flocking to this Eastern European country for years with cheap deals and incredible beach destinations. The water is a great temperature for water sports and the alcohol just seems to flow here. Expect some wild posts from the richest Instagrammers you follow. Croatia has been labeled as a safe place for terrorism by authorities, so that’s always a plus.

 

Italy

Everyone wants to visit Italy this summer and the bookings have been off the charts. Expect plenty of Instagram posts from Italy this summer from all your favorite Instagram celebrities. The country is always a popular travel spot but this summer seems to be extra fashionable. What’s not to love? The food, the wine, the people, the atmosphere and the incredible scenery, Italy has it all. Expect the Italian Mediterranean to be extra packed this summer with yachts and cruise ships.

 

The Maldives

OK, if you want to really travel like an Instagram influencer, you have to hit the Maldives this summer. Truly the playground of the rich and famous, The Maldives is a popular spot for the Arab elite and the most famous of movie stars. Experience a real paradise lost situation as these islands are incredible and the vacation here will be life changing.

 

Don’t fear FOMO, instead create it with your own incredible vacation posts on Instagram and make all your own followers jealous.

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The Most Romantic Weekend Trips in North America

We found the most sensual and romantic weekend getaway spots all lovers should check out.

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Romantic getaways are important to keeping the fire in relationships burning bright so take our advice and add some romance into your life. Take your lover on a passionate adventure and keep your sensual juices flowing. Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time a year to show your love, so step your game up and treat your special someone to a week end they won’t soon forget. We found the most sensual and romantic weekend getaway spots all lovers should check out.

 

San Francisco

The city by the bay keeps lovers coming back with its foggy setting and breathtaking views. What’s more romantic than taking a stroll through Golden Gate park with your special someone, the distinctive skyline in the distance and a cool breeze in the air? The cities eateries are world class and the overall small size of the city makes it seem that much more romantic.

 

Charleston

The old town feel, cobblestone streets and oak tree lined streets makes Charleston, South Carolina a dream location. Take a romantic horse drawn carriage ride after a nice dinner of soul food and look for shooting stars as you enjoy each other’s company. The southern charm of this city will rub off on you and your mate will take notice.

 

Sedona

A Sedona Arizona spa weekend getaway is the perfect way to say, “I love you,” to your special someone. The incredible views from everywhere will put you in the romantic mood pretty quick. Enjoy a nice glass of wine, a couple’s massage and the piece and quit this little town provides.

 

Poconos

Nature loving couples from all around flock to the Poconos mountains for weekend trips all year long. The region has some great wineries, hiking trails and cute little bed and breakfasts are scattered all over. Find a waterfall on a hike and have a romantic picnic next to it.

 

 

Napa

Get yourself two tickets to the Napa Valley Wine Train and call it a day. The train takes people on a 25-mile ride through the beautiful countryside and stops at numerous wineries for your alcohol consumption. What’s a better way to get your partner in the mood than a few bottles of wine?

 

New Orleans

New Orleans isn’t just a party city; it has romance pouring out of every building. The rich history combined with outstanding architecture makes walking around a dream. Enjoy a few cocktails; some amazing live jazz music and an excellent meal, without doing any research. The city is made for tourism and it features some really romantic spots.

 

The Keys

The Florida Keys are as far south in the US as you can go and it’s like visiting a deserted island in some spots. Feel like you and your liver are the only people on the planet and enjoy each other fully. The weather is great, the bars are eclectic and the seafood couldn’t be fresher.

 

Take care of your loved one and they will return the favor. Everyone likes to be wined and dined, so make the first move and book a trip today.

 

 

 

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