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5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You’re Not)

Traveling. Some of us travel a lot, and some of us travel a little. For some of us, traveling is a job. Nearly 63 million people are employed, worldwide, in air travel and related industries.¹ There’s bound to be travel wisdom among their ranks. Let’s find out. Think About Fast-Dry Clothing Think about grabbing fast-dry clothing from stores like REI and Travelsmith. It’s not high fashion, but it is lightweight and, most importantly, washable in [...]

2018-11-28T00:00:47-05:00Lifestyle|

The Best Apps In Travel

Instagram Yes, Instagram doesn’t seem like a travel app at first glance, but Instagram allows a quick, easy way to share your vacation photos as they happen. Quick Tip: Create a hashtag for your vacation photos, for example, #jonesfamilyvacation, so that your friends and family can easily search for the new photos of your fantastic vacation. Yelp and TripAdvisor Yelp and TripAdvisor both serve the same general purpose: for users to leave reviews for businesses they visit. [...]

2018-11-28T00:07:02-05:00Lifestyle|

Travel, Without The Baggage

Air travel is stressful. While some stress may be unavoidable, like the long lines at security, other sources of stress, like dealing with luggage check-in and baggage claim, can be reduced. If you think checking in luggage for your two-week vacation is inescapable, think again. Here are some ideas to help you get by with just a carry-on and by-pass the hassles (and fees) of checking in luggage. How to Pack Lightly There are several [...]

2018-11-28T00:09:12-05:00Lifestyle|

New Trends Redefine Travel

The motivations and mechanics of personal travel are undergoing real change. Vacations are becoming less to do with getting away and increasingly about living new experiences. Here's a quick overview of how travel looks in the twenty-first century. The New Face of Travel Your Hotel is Likely Now a Home With the advent of Airbnb, HomeAway and other similar services, the traveler can now book a home, condo, or cabin and live like a local [...]

2018-11-28T00:05:30-05:00Lifestyle|

Top New Digital Tools For Small Businesses

Technology has not only shrunk the tools we use, but it has also given small businesses the power to operate like big businesses. Technological tools can help small businesses get better organized, efficiently manage their finances, or support customer service and win new business. New Digital Tools that Can… Organize You Evernote: For the creative mind, this app allows you to capture great ideas and track them to completion. This tool can help you collect, discuss, [...]

2018-11-28T00:08:53-05:00Lifestyle|

Best Vacations: By Car, By Ship, By Foot, Once In A Lifetime

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”¹ – UnknownIf travel for you is less about escaping life and more about living it, then consider these vacation ideas: By Car East Coast of Australia: There may be no better way to experience this amazing continent than by driving along its east coast, stretching from Melbourne in the south to Cairns to the north. This 2,500-mile drive carries you through rainforests, cities, mountains, and [...]

2018-11-28T00:01:20-05:00Lifestyle|

Four Great, Unexpected Places To Raise A Family

Many factors contribute to a great place to raise a family, but a great education system, a safe environment and diverse activities are common elements to family-friendly cities. With that in mind, consider these four stellar sites to bring up your brood. Newton, MA Located just seven miles from Boston, Newton has no single city center but consists of a patchwork of 13 villages. Newton offers classic New England architecture and beautiful parks. In addition, [...]

2018-11-28T00:02:33-05:00Lifestyle|

Keeping Good Records Is Good Business

Maintaining good records is important to help meet your tax and legal obligations. The right record keeping system not only helps satisfy these obligations, but it may save you money and time. Here’s what to consider for your record-keeping system. What Records Do You Need to Keep? The first step is identifying the records you need to maintain. The obvious examples include leases, contracts, payroll and personnel records, and a range of accounting and finance [...]

2018-11-28T00:04:01-05:00Lifestyle|

Building Your Legacy

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.¹Shannon L. AlderThe desire to leave a legacy may be the height of altruism, for it is a gift to the future; you may never witness the benefits of it nor feel the appreciation of others. Creating your legacy does not happen overnight, and it doesn’t come without a strategy and hard work. [...]

2018-11-28T00:17:24-05:00Lifestyle|