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7 ways to avoid workload nightmares

July 26, 2016

We are proud to operate a hotel that attracts both business and leisure travelers. But whether you are a business or leisure traveler, you work for a living, and you no doubt have been affected by the speed and intensity of work. We work in an age when interactive mobile technologies have us on duty 24/7 — and that often includes while vacationing. This is why Insights for Professionals, a business research organization, has warned that employees can easily find themselves inundated with heavy workloads, high-pressure jobs, and, unless they take measure to prevent it, eventually burnout. IFP addresses what it calls the “evolution of the workplace” with a report titled 7 Ways to Avoid Workload Nightmares. We might find its prescriptions valuable for your own situation. The seven prescriptions include … (click on the headline to continue reading)

The new age of high-security airports

July 12, 2016

A well designed airport is a beautiful thing. Today, architecture firms are not only designing new and renovated airports for esthetic appeal, they’re also doing it with passenger safety in mind. Yes, a person has a higher probability of getting struck by lightning than dying in a terror attack, but keeping people safe is still a top priority at airports around the world, and architecture firms are rising to the challenge. Gresham, Smith and Partners, for example, recently designed a screening area at Norfolk International Airport in Virginia that maximized flexibility. Why? Because security needs change rapidly, as security threats have moved from one form of weaponry to another. That means security officials needs to adapt, and a flexible space gives them more options. With that in mind, Gresham, Smith and Partners designed a large open space without … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Independence Day facts worthy of celebration on July 4th

June 20, 2016

We learned about Independence Day during our schooling, and we celebrate it every Fourth of July. The celebration part comes easily, but the facts about this important day fade from memory for many of us who were schooled on the subject long ago. What better time to refresh our memories and reconfirm that importance of this holiday than on the cusp of July 4th, the day we honor our independence as a sovereign nation. Let us remember … (click on the headline to continue reading)

12 cool Father’s Day gift ideas for traveling dads

June 15, 2016

Men can be difficult to shop for, since many are not very forthcoming about what they want or need. Every Father’s Day we face this dilemma — how not to buy a clichés gift like a necktie. To all of you facing this struggle, or just trying to raise your gift-giving game, we offer the following suggestions, with a heavy emphasis on gadgets. Men tend to like gadgets. They’re not only utilitarian, they’re great conversation pieces. In so doing, we give a big tip of the hat to Travel Away, a blog site designed to feed travelers’ wanderlust. And these gifts will fit any budget, from the inexpensive to the extravagant. Any of these ideas can be found through Internet search engines. Our lineup begins with … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Luggage with high-tech gadgets that would make even James Bond proud

May 22, 2016

One of the things travelers worry about most is their luggage. It gets lost. It gets stolen. It gets damaged. Lost or stolen luggage is a tremendous headache. Nothing gets a trip off to a bad start like arriving at our destination only to realize that we don’t have a change of clothing or toiletries for our morning and evening ablutions. Luggage manufacturers have not exactly been leading innovators. As CIO magazine puts it: “Luggage is long overdue for some serious innovation. The last big breakthrough — wheeled suitcases — rolled out in 1970.” Things are finally changing on that front. Crowdfunded startup companies and traditional brand-name luggage companies seem to have suddenly realized the market opportunity, and they are adding wi-fi hot spots, Bluetooth, SIM cards, GPS and built-in batteries to their latest line of products. One of the most useful built-in technologies of so-called smart luggage is … (click on the headline to continue reading)