The Hotel Alternative

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February 1st, 2014

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In my former profession as a Sr. Telecom Manager, I travelled and stayed in some wonderful hotels in major cities around the US, Canada, and even down in South America. Every trip permitted me the chance to enjoy some amazing amenities. I mean really, who doesn’t like fresh linen, concierge services, a little chocolate surprise resting on your pillow, towels shaped like animals and those cute little bathroom knickknacks that scream “take me.” But the best part of business travel is not having to pay for it. Having your employer picks up the tab is like icing on the cake.

But it’s a different story when its personal travel, and your expenses include airport parking, plane tickets, car rentals, food, fun and the big one “lodging? For a family of four it can cost a few thousand dollars depending on how long you travel and where you go. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for great alternatives that can save me a buck or two and add a little spice to the trip by trying something different when travelling. Recently, I came across a real winner that I’ll be using for my next vacation. Continue reading

5 Smart Tips for Better Packing

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January 31st, 2014

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A couple of years ago I was invited to speak at a Women’s Conference just outside New York City. My husband and I along with some friends arrived the night before. We were exhausted after a long trip and all I wanted was a hot bath and time to relax. Nevertheless, I knew I had to prepare for the next day since I was the first speaker of the morning. As I began unpacking, a terrible unpleasant feeling came over me. I saw a picture in my mind of my shoe case sitting on the side of my bed at home. Everything in me wanted to believe I was wrong, but I knew my case of shoes were over 800 miles away. After that fiasco I decided to never last-minute pack again. I have since learned a few nifty things that ensured my packing preparation is well managed and stress-free. Continue reading

WHAT’S COOKING AT LAX TERMINAL 5?

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January 2nd, 2014

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I’ve been told there’s something really good cooking in Terminal # 5 at the LAX Airport and not only does it taste good, but every order is served with a catchy side dish.

It’s called “Rock & Brew Concert Bar & Grill” a Rock & Roll-themed restaurant managed and operated by Crews of California, a retailer that has stores in airports nationwide. Crews of California along with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the famous 70’s heavy metal band “KISS” have paired up to bring LAX patrons good food with a side dish of rock and roll.

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