Packing can be stressful when you are getting ready for a trip, especially knowing that you will be away from home for more than a week. Staying in furnished housing makes things easier by assuring that all you need is clothing and toiletries. Still, you need to know what kinds of clothing are appropriate. You will want to dress for the climate and for the type of work/activities you will be doing. When going over your wardrobe, here are a few things to think about:
- Pack enough day clothes for the week in a uniform color scheme (everything goes with everything). If you are working, keep your business attire simple and appropriate. For women, pack simple blouses that can be worn with a jacket at work but also look good with jeans later on. For men, your jacket and tie can be stashed away when you leave work.
- For site seeing, go with comfort. Look for loose, light colored fabrics in summer to keep you cooler. In winter, wear layers (rather than a gigantic, bulky overcoat) and a hat to stay warm.
- Be sure to have a pair of comfortable shoes or fitness shoes in addition to the footwear for work or dressing up.
- Always have one nice outfit that can be worn anywhere and one set of clothes for play.
- Is there a pool at the apartment? If so, do not forget your swimsuit, flip-flops and cover up.
- If you like to exercise, take two sets of workout clothes.
- Remember your curling iron, blow dryer or other beauty supplies you may need while living in corporate housing.
- Accessories, like a necklace, scarf or earrings can dress up or dress down any outfit. They also take up little space in your luggage.
- Pack enough undergarments and socks for the week.
- Do not forget your pajamas.
- Take an umbrella
- Your apartment will have laundry facilities, so a week’s worth of clothes should provide enough options without having to pack too many items.
Just about everyone in America rubs elbows with healthcare. And now with federal healthcare reforms aimed at granting millions of Americans improved access to quality care, healthcare employers from hospitals to home health are on the hunt, once again, for skilled RNs. Good news for nurses looking for RN jobs and even better news for Registered Nurses looking to connect with travel nursing jobs.
Read the entire Healthcare Jobs on the Rise Press Release.
Has your job or a life change brought you to Texas for the first time?
If so, you are in luck, because, statewide and locally, Texas generally is experiencing considerably better conditions than the nation as a whole with regard to the level of unemployment, job growth, home prices, housing inventory, and overall conditions. While Corp-Rental is headquartered in Midland, Texas, we can help you find a temporary housing solution around the state, get settled into a great spot and make the transition as simple as possible.
Here is a list of quick facts about the state of Texas to help you feel more at home:
- Austin is the state capital and is located in Central Texas on the Colorado River.
- The Texas Capitol building, built from locally quarried Sunset Red granite in the mid-1880s, was based on the architecture of 15th century Italy and is about 15 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol.
- The Alamo is a Spanish mission and in 1718 became the first mission established in San Antonio.
- The Battle of the Alamo lasted nearly two weeks and ended on March 6, 1836, with the deaths of all 190 of its defenders. The Mexican army numbered 4,000-5,000 during its final charge.
- There are three Indian reservations in the state: the Alabama-Coushatta Reservation, located east Texas; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (Tigua Indian Reservation) near El Paso; and the Kickapoo Reservation in the Rio Grande Valley. Texas’ Native American population ranks sixth among the states, with approximately 65,000 — most living outside reservations.
- Texas was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.
- Texas became a state on December 29, 1845.
- Six national flags have flown over Texas since the original Spanish expeditions. They are: Spain — 1519-1685; 1690-1821, France — 1685-1690, Mexico — 1821-1836, Republic of Texas — 1836-1845, Confederate States of America 1861-1865, United States of America — 1845-1861; 1865-present
- Enchanted Rock, which lies on the border between Gillespie and Llano Counties rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres.
The King Ranch near Corpus Christi is larger than the state of Rhode Island and includes 50,000 head of cattle.
- There are four national forests (Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine and Sam Houston); and two national parks (Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains).
On September 8—9, 1900, an estimated 8,000 people were killed in the disastrous Galveston hurricane and flood. As a result, the community constructed the seawall, an effective means controlling storm surge.
- NASA is based in Houston. In fact, the first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was Houston.
- The Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) airport is larger (in acres) than Manhattan Island.
The use of smart phone & iPad travel apps has become a popular time and money saving tool for the corporate traveler. These apps help the busy traveler find better options while on a trip but can also help prepare you before you go. Here are our “Top Five Travel Apps” to help you out for your next business trip.
1.Find Parking (Free)
This fantastic app is for anyone driving in a new city. It suggests parking areas based on your current location or destination. There are a number of apps like this each with their own benefits; we like this one as it’s free!
2. Free Wi-Fi (Free)
This is the kind of app that will not only save you money now, but will encourage hotels to provide free Wi-Fi in the future. This app can show you where free wi-fi is available all over world.
3. Packing Pro ($2.99)
Never forget your socks or tie again! This app is a great little investment in wasted packing time. The busy traveler can create a custom list of items depending on the duration and type of trip you will be taking.
4. Flight Track ($4.99)
One of the most useful travel apps we have discovered is Flight Track. It allows you to check the flight status of airlines all around the world. Get real time departure info and gate numbers.
5. Urban Spoon (Free)
This is a great app for foodies! Don’t wander the streets for hours looking for something to eat. If you can’t decide what you feel like, or if you know what you want but not where to find, it then this is your solution. The Urban Spoon app finds restaurants according to your location and gives you a range of food style choices, prices and reviews.