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November 30, 2015

Travel Tips And Finding A Great Hotel

Travel lets us broaden our minds and experience things we would never otherwise be able to experience. Still, it can be difficult to break out of our comfort zone and try something different from what we’re used to. That is the reason for this article. They come from people who have experience as world travelers. If you’re going on a trip where you expect to be doing lots of walking, break in your new shoes in advance. This will prevent blisters and help keep your feet from becoming sore. Good shoes can be the difference between the most enjoyable walking tour of your life, and a torture session. In areas that offer air conditioning as a “luxury extra” on buses or inside movie theatres, always carry a lightweight jacket or sweater. Instead of bringing the heat to a manageable level, the air conditioning in many of these locations can be overwhelming, especially if you are coming in and out of high temperatures. Label everything with your information. If you have chargers, power strips, keys, or anything other small items that tend to get lost, put your contact information on it. An easy way to do this is to make a […]
November 28, 2015

Travel Information You Can Use To Make It Simple

Travel is something we all look forward to. It is a break in the monotony of every day life. It is a chance to relax and live stress free for a week or two, away from work and all responsibilities. Here is some advice for the next time you go on vacation. This may seem like common sense, but one important thing to be sure of when you are traveling is that you’re reservations for hotels, flights, visits to attractions and monuments, etc. are correct. Double check confirmation e-mails and contact customer service if anything seems amiss. You don’t want to miss a flight, an attraction, or spend a night wandering around town because the reservation was not what and when you thought it was. When traveling to an area where the tap water is unsafe to drink, pay attention to the altitude as well. Above about ten thousand feet, water actually boils at a lower temperature. This means that it must be boiled for a longer time in order to ensure all of the contaminants have been killed. When packing luggage for your trip, store your socks in shoes. If you are packing more than one pair of shoes […]
November 28, 2015

Ex-rivals make peace and PR with Grow

Wearing matching knee-high leather boots and Nanette Lepore dresses, Cassie Hughes and Gabrey Means look like old friends – which they are definitely not. In the cutthroat world of corporate publicity campaigns, Hughes, the former head of publicity at Levi’s, and Means, the former experiential marketing director at Gap, were each other’s primary competition for nearly a decade. When Means invited the singer Duncan Sheik to a product launch party, Hughes rented Coney Island for hers. Today, they are practically attached at the hip, and have joined forces in Grow Marketing, one of San Francisco’s hottest PR firms, with clients like Glenlivet, EA Sports, WonderBra and Sephora. Hughes is a dressage rider from Orinda whose father taught her to always dress up to go downtown and who starts her day with a vegan shake. Grow Marketing, whose pastel-colored offices are in a Victorian in the Marina, specializes in quirky, highly focused events – like a startup funding sweepstakes to promote Intuit’s business software or Absolut-sponsored parties in the private homes of carefully chosen influencers. Having our own company now, so much of what we have to do is take care of ourselves – stay healthy, fit, stay strong and energetic. […]
November 26, 2015

Ways To Eliminate Stress And Make Travel A Breeze

Traveling with a large group of friends can make for a really amazing vacation. There is nothing better than going on vacation with friends, and there are lots of travel destinations that can accommodate large groups. This article will give you some ideas for maximizing your fun on your next group adventure. If you are in another country, get money from the ATM. Typically, banking institutions can get lower exchange rates than individuals can. This can save you a great deal of money. Keeping a business card from your hotel in your wallet may keep you out of trouble. Immediately upon check-in make sure you grab a card and have it with you wherever you may go. Most especially in a foreign country or unfamiliar place, if you get lost you can simply call them for help or if you happen to over indulge in spirits the card will identify your rightful place in the neighborhood. By going on the Internet one can access a large amount of information relating to where one is traveling and about the area one is going. Researching local attractions can help one plan out their trip before it even begins. Having a plan in […]
November 25, 2015

Dave Bernahl and Robert Weakley’s favorite things

Dave Bernahl and Robert Weakley are the creators of Pebble Beach Food & Wine, a celebration of California’s finer taste treats, which they founded in 2008 under the umbrella of Coastal Luxury Management. Weakley, 38, had run the Masters of Food & Wine event at the Park Hyatt Highlands for 21 years, but the venue was turned into a residence club, and the company moved the event to South America. Together with Bernahl, 33, who had been at the helm of the Carmel luxury store Pacific Tweed, he fashioned a fledgling event that capitalized on the state’s agricultural and culinary hubs. To keep current on the chefs and wineries that participate in the Pebble Beach Food & Wine event, and the Los Angeles Food & Wine spin-off they created (now in its third year), Bernahl and Weakley eat their way across the country, sometimes hitting five restaurants in one night hint: Tyler Florence is using all local products and farmers, which is fabulous. […] to work it all off, I go back to the gym at the Mandarin, followed by a massage – and end up feeling like a Kobe cow. Keiko À Nob Hill, 1250 Jones St. Says Rob: […]
November 24, 2015

How To Plan For Unexpected Mishaps When Traveling

Traveling doesn’t always have to mean a long journey across the globe. Many pleasurable places to visit are practically in your back yard or just a day’s drive away. This article can help you to plan trips that are both fun and affordable. Traveling is about meeting new people and wherever you go, there are always new faces. When traveling internationally, do not keep all your valuables in one place. Separate your passport, identifying information and cash and travelers checks from each other. Unfortunately, tourists tend to keep these items together, and in the event that they misplace a bag or are the victim of theft, they lose all their essential documents. When flying, always have a bottle of water handy. Drinking plenty of fluids will ensure that your body stays hydrated during the flight. The air inside the cabin is extremely dry, playing havoc with your body. Don’t substitute alcohol or caffeine for water, as this can make dehydration worse. Roll your clothes when packing your bags for a trip. Rolling your clothes up tightly actually saves a great deal of space when packing. Just make sure you begin packing, at least, several days before you need to have […]
November 23, 2015

Travel Well With These Travel Tips

Your next vacation should be relaxing and stress free. You have worked hard and paid a lot of money to spend that time doing what you want to do where you want to do it. Let us help put your mind at ease with these simple steps that you can take to ensure your happiness, while traveling. When traveling overseas to other countries it can be very critical to know the culture of the area one is going to. This knowledge can prevent situations that may be akward, embarrassing, or even downright dangerous. Potential disasters can be avoided and one will have a better experience with the people in the area they are traveling in. If you are going on a long plane ride and the person in the seat next to you has a lot to say, and you really don’t want to hear it, just pretend to nod off. When they see that you are sleeping, I would hope that they would get the idea and be quiet. During the winter, in particular, it is smart to keep a couple of blankets, some boots, some matches and a large candle, in the trunk of your vehicle. These could […]
November 23, 2015

Things You Need To Do Every Time For A Stress-Free Vacation

Many people enjoy traveling. It’s a real treat to expand your horizons and experience different cultures. This piece gives a series of useful ideas on planning trips wisely. When traveling abroad, you should make sure to carry a photocopy of your passport and other important documents in a separate location from the originals. Having a copy of your passport will greatly speed up the process for getting it replaced at the local U.S. consulate or embassy. You may also want to leave a copy with a friend at home. Keeping a business card from your hotel in your wallet may keep you out of trouble. Immediately upon check-in make sure you grab a card and have it with you wherever you may go. Most especially in a foreign country or unfamiliar place, if you get lost you can simply call them for help or if you happen to over indulge in spirits the card will identify your rightful place in the neighborhood. Plan your trip months ahead of time. Although there are many things you can purchase on your trip, it is important to know that most of the things will much pricier now rather than if you had bought […]
November 23, 2015

Brian Boitano’s favorite food, hats, art

Olympic gold medalist tips his hat to Italian cuisine, imaginative artwork Brian Boitano’s international claim to fame occurred during the 1988 Calgary Olympics, when he narrowly edged out Canadian Brian Orser for the gold medal in men’s figure skating. Boitano, 49, still takes to the ice a few times a week, but in 2009 professionally traded the sharp edge of his skates for the blade of the kitchen knife as the host of his own culinary show, What Would Brian Boitano Make? It appears on the Food Network and is based on the title of a song from the 1999 South Park: Recently, he became an author, with a cookbook called What Would Brian Boitano Make? Fresh and Fun Recipes for Sharing With Family and Friends (Lyons, 256 pages), co-written by TV chef Giada De Laurentiis. Muscular and standing 5 feet 11, he was on a strict 1,800-calorie-a-day diet because the judges told him he needed to look thinner and lose weight. […] I eat a Mediterranean diet, with sauteed greens and cleanly prepared fish. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem bar, 2323 Mission St. This is a funky, casual, and fun place to hang out, although I’ve not been involved […]
November 23, 2015

Brian Boitano’s favorite food, hats, art

Olympic gold medalist tips his hat to Italian cuisine, imaginative artwork Brian Boitano’s international claim to fame occurred during the 1988 Calgary Olympics, when he narrowly edged out Canadian Brian Orser for the gold medal in men’s figure skating. Boitano, 49, still takes to the ice a few times a week, but in 2009 professionally traded the sharp edge of his skates for the blade of the kitchen knife as the host of his own culinary show, What Would Brian Boitano Make? It appears on the Food Network and is based on the title of a song from the 1999 South Park: Recently, he became an author, with a cookbook called What Would Brian Boitano Make? Fresh and Fun Recipes for Sharing With Family and Friends (Lyons, 256 pages), co-written by TV chef Giada De Laurentiis. Muscular and standing 5 feet 11, he was on a strict 1,800-calorie-a-day diet because the judges told him he needed to look thinner and lose weight. […] I eat a Mediterranean diet, with sauteed greens and cleanly prepared fish. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem bar, 2323 Mission St. This is a funky, casual, and fun place to hang out, although I’ve not been involved […]