Business Travel Tips: Jet-Setting with Your Pet

Business Travel Tips: Jet-Setting with Your Pet

As companies continue to expand their presence and send their employees around the world, we’re faced with more time on the road than at home. For those who are single and without pets, this lifestyle isn’t as challenging. For those with furry friends, however, travel may pose some issues. Although it was once a logistical nightmare, jet-setters can now breathe easier knowing that many hotels and airlines cater to the business traveler with pets. Here are some tips to consider when preparing for your next business trip with an animal in tow.   Getting There If you’re traveling by car, bringing your pet along isn’t a huge obstacle. If necessary, make sure to notify the rental car company that you’ll be traveling with an animal. A few airlines, such as United Airlines, have begun catering to travelers with fuzzy companions. They allow cats, dogs and rabbits to travel in the cabin, as long as their carrier fits under the seat, for $125.   Pet-Friendly Accommodations More and more hotels are opening their doors to travelers with pets. It’s no longer limited to pet-friendly rooms; hotels are now offering doggy daycare services, pet grooming facilities and designated grassy areas just for your four-legged friends. If you’re traveling for an extended period of time, consider corporate housing, as many companies partner with apartment buildings that allow pets.   Doggy Daycare If your accommodations don’t supply pet daycare options, most US cities have a plethora of facilities peppered throughout their neighborhoods. Visit WoofAdvisor, the TripAdvisor for dogs, and search the city and type of service you’re looking for.   Dog Walking Finding...
Fall Recipe: Turkey Chili

Fall Recipe: Turkey Chili

Picture this: it’s a cool fall afternoon, the sun is shining, the leaves are bright golden hues with flares of red and orange, you’re bundled up in a cozy sweater and something smells delicious. What’s cooking? Could it be soup? Could it be a casserole? Or is it chili? Yes, it’s chili, the perfect comfort food for the fall season. Here’s how to make a healthier variation perfect for filling your belly with nutritious, fresh ingredients. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds ground turkey 2 cups coarsely chopped onions 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 1 large sweet red pepper, cored,  coarsely chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped, or 1 tablespoon dried 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 3 cups canned diced tomatoes 2 cups chicken broth Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 15-ounce cans of red kidney beans, drained 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup sour cream (optional) Sliced lime for garnish (optional) Preparation: Heat the oil over high heat in a large heavy pot and add the ground turkey. Cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, using a heavy kitchen spoon to break it up as it cooks. Add the onions, garlic, sweet pepper, celery, jalapeño, oregano, bay leaves, chili powder and cumin. Stir well to blend. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add the drained beans and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes longer. Serve in bowls with cheddar...
4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan This October 2017

4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan This October 2017

October brings us plenty of exciting things: cooler weather, pumpkin-flavored foods, Oktoberfest, Halloween and more. Celebrate the changing of the seasons and the colorful foliage at these fun fall activities in and around Lower Manhattan. Beer & Cider Fest October 18, Eataly Downtown Celebrate Oktoberfest at an Italian-American establishment in Downtown Manhattan. Choose from over 20 different beers, ciders and brew-inspired food stations at Eataly Downtown. Purchase tickets online for $50 or grab them at the door for $60. Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton October 27 – January 7, 2018, The American Stock Exchange Building The traveling Louis Vuitton exhibit is coming to New York City for the very first time. Curated by Olivier Saillard, the exhibition showcases the history of Louis Vuitton from 1854 until now. Explore how this iconic brand has stood the test of time throughout the centuries. Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla October 29, 4pm; Central Park, Harlem Meer Celebrate the changing of the leaves at the best place in the city for fall foliage: Central Park. Throughout the event you can listen to ghost stories, see a costume parade and exercise your inner pumpkin-carving skills. After the evening’s festivities, Central Park Conservancy will launch the traditional Pumpkin Flotilla, where 50 gourds will take sail across the Harlem Meer at dusk. Garden Bar Through October 31, Seaport District, Fulton and Front Street Before it shuts down for the season, stop by the Garden Bar nestled between Fulton and Front Street in the Seaport District. Catch sunset views after work or stop by for a refreshing beverage while observing passers-by on the weekend. If you...