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Are you tipping enough?
Ever wonder how much you should really be leaving as a gratuity? Below is a quick recap of what is appropriate in today’s terms.
For more tipping help here's one tipping app for smartphones and tablets: Globe Tipping. And here's a guide to tipping apps.
Apps to help you keep fit on the road
It’s sometimes hard to keep up your usual physical activity while on travel. Whether it be for a board, executive or annual meeting or just your summer vacation, it’s important to stay fit. Here are a couple FREE apps that can help you do just that! Most of the apps listed below do offer an upgrade for a small fee.
How to make healthy eating choices on the road and at your meeting
Eating healthy in everyday life can be a challenge and when on the road and at a meeting, it is a challenge extreme! But preplanning can help. Make the challenge easier on yourself and incorporate some of these pre-planning ideas :
Apple’s iTunes and Google Play’s apps store are loaded with healthy apps that can assist you with eating healthy. Below are two apps that can help you make smart and healthy decisions on the road.
Fooducate is great for breaking down the nutrition information on food labels and “scores” the food for the healthiness. You simply scan the barcode of a product or type in its name or kind of food and the app informs you of its total calories, fat, sodium, and other ingredients. Not only can you uncover how healthy an item is but you can detect any hidden allergens.
Clean eating is no problem with this app! It helps you browse nearby restaurants by filtering options by cuisine, price, or diet (gluten-free, vegan, raw, and more). Each result is rated according to Clean Plates' strict review criteria, such as hormone-free and grass-fed meat, local ingredients, organic produce, gluten-free options, and naturally sweetened desserts. Plus, the restaurant receives a rating ranging from "Clean Plates Seal" (the highest rating), "Clean" (mostly healthy options), or "Good" (some healthy options, but order carefully), so you'll know exactly what to expect when you go. Available in New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin, it will expand to cover more cities soon.
Tips for Low Cost Summer Travel
How to make the most of the city you’re in
The summer conference is around the corner and you’re excited about the content as much as the city it’s in, but how do you get to take in some of the sights and sounds without skipping any of the crucial sessions your employer has sent you to attend? Here are a few ideas for short detours during breaks:
For a larger adventure, plan for your family and/or friends to join you at the end of the conference and take a few extra days for a real vacation. The local CVB would be more than happy to help you find suitable activities and tickets.
Enjoy your conference … and plan for that free time!