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Jill Stone

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Navigating Travel Delays: Tips for Meeting Managers

As meeting managers, one of our biggest challenges is to ensure that all participants arrive at our events smoothly and on time. However, with travel delays becoming increasingly common, navigating through these obstacles has become a crucial aspect of our roles. Whether it’s due to weather disruptions, transportation strikes, or unexpected incidents, these delays can[...]

TSA Gotcha! The Unlikely Carry-On “Contraband” Meeting Managers Should Avoid

Ah, the joys of travel – the thrill of adventure, the excitement of exploring new destinations, and the inevitable dread of passing through airport security. As meeting managers, we’re no strangers to the intricacies of packing for business trips. But have you ever stopped to consider the seemingly innocent items that could land your or[...]

Can’t Touch This: Because Germs are So Last Season

In a world where even handshakes feel like ancient history, we embrace the touchless revolution. From check-ins to check-outs, payments to presentations, and everything in between, here’s a rundown of the touchless wonders that are saving us from germs and perhaps some awkward interactions. Touchless TSA Pre-Check – What?! Welcome to the future, where TSA[...]

Double Duty Beauty

Too many lotions and potions to pack to keep a beauty routine on track? Try “pairing” things down a bit by packing beauty items that work double-or-more-time. CC Cream can act as a foundation, sunscreen, concealer and moisturizer all-in-one handy small container. Get the glow and keep product in place with a makeup primer that[...]

Your Solar Eclipse Tool Kit For A Super Sun and Moon Spectacle

As celestial events go, few are as awe-inspiring as a solar eclipse. The chance to witness the moon passing between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow over the land, is a rare and unforgettable experience. However, viewing a solar eclipse safely and comfortably requires some preparation. Check out this Solar Eclipse Tool Kit!  [...]

Jet Set Smart: Travel Hacks for Seamless Adventures

Traveling can be exhilarating, but it can also be overwhelming. With these tips and tricks, adventurers can make for a smoother and more enjoyable journey – and put the savvy in traveler! Check in ASAP: Do not dawdle! The time to check into a flight is as soon as possible; 24 hours before a domestic[...]

Culinary Chronicles: Dining in the Deep Blue Sea

Our last culinary adventure took place in the clouds. Not to be out won, we now dive into the sea for a dining experience unfolding beneath the waves. Imagine being surrounded by vibrant coral reefs, mesmerizing marine life, and the gentle sway of the ocean. Let’s explore restaurants that offer a truly immersive experience beneath[...]

Culinary Chronicles: Dining in the Clouds

Dining is not merely about savoring delicious cuisines; it’s an experience that engages all the senses. One aspect that elevates this experience to new heights is the view. From mountain vistas to urban skylines and seaside sunsets, there are restaurants around the world that offer breathtaking views along with delectable meals. Hop aboard this food[...]

Culinary Chronicles: Bid Farewell to 2023’s Forgettable Food Trends

Let’s reflect on the culinary highs and lows of the past year. 2023 brought us some unforgettable food trends, but not all were palate-pleasers. And so, we bid adieu to the trends that missed the mark. Over-the-Top Milkshakes aka Freakshakes: While extravagant milkshakes adorned with every imaginable sweet treat – fruity cereal, marshmallow fluff,  an[...]

The Future of Hotels: Upgrades and Innovations

Hotels are undergoing a transformation like never before. The future of hotels promises not only comfortable accommodation but also sustainability, cutting-edge technology, unique experiences, and customized rooms that cater to individual preferences. Let’s delve into these exciting advancements that are reshaping the way we stay. Sustainability – Green Stays for a Greener Planet In a[...]