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Travel Tips: Eating Healthy On the Road

General Nutritional Guidelines

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40% of your calories should come from carbohydrates
40% of your calories should come from protein
20% of your calories should come from fat
Protein = 4 calories/g
Carbs = 4 calories/g
Fats = 9 calories/g

  • You will want to calculate what your daily caloric intake should be for your fitness goals (maintaining your weight, losing weight etc.)
  • You can use the SuperTracker on choosemyplate.gov to help you figure out your caloric intake needs, as well as apps such as MyFitnessPal.
  • MyFitnessPal will also allow you to track your food intake and will let you know how much of each macronutrient you need to eat per day.
  • Have smaller meals throughout the day to boost your metabolism and avoid spikes in insulin that will cause you to get tired.

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Travel Tips: Helpful Apps to Download

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Concur
An easy way to view your itineraries, and book travel when not at your computer. View your expense reports and submit on the go! Also allows for an easy way to track personal car miles.

 

 

ExpenseIt
Syncs with Concur, and allows you to take pictures of your receipts as you go, and will auto fill most of the information for you in your expense reports.

Packing Pro
A way to organize packing lists and copy previous lists. Has defaults and preset organized lists, and allows for customization.
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Last Minute Travel Tips

Last-minute business travel is costly, but what a difference one day can make in managing those costs.
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On average, booking air travel seven or fewer days before a trip will cost on average 44% more than if it had been booked 15 days or more in advance. However, business travelers can cut this figure in half if they book just eight days in advance or more, resulting in fares that are just 22% more than booking 15 days in advance. Continue reading Last Minute Travel Tips

Travel Tips: 7 Essential Travel Hacks

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This is a no-brainer, but it’s something that many travelers don’t think to do. If you missed the cancellation window for your hotel, restaurant, or car booking but can still change the reservation date free of charge, move your reservation back by several weeks or months. Then call back to cancel with a different representative. Sneaky? Sure. But it works, and you’ll never get stuck with a lousy cancellation fee again.

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Staying Healthy During Business Travel

‘Tis the season for coughs, colds and flus – particularly the highly contagious norovirus. Unfortunately, frequent flyers on business travel are at risk. While the flu can be hard to handle from the comfort of your home, it’s definitely something corporate travelers will want to avoid on both short flights and those long, trans-Atlantic flights.

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Corporate Travel Tips from the Netsmart Travel Manager

Corporate travel is stressful. Throw in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and multiple that stress by about 17 or so. With security as stringent as ever (and rightfully so), long lines and endless amounts of people in sight, keeping your sanity at the airport can be tough. Navigating the airport during high volume times throughout December can be a challenge, but here are a few tips to help you decompress.

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The Traveling Gnomes

Our EveryDayMatters Gnomes recently made a trip from Kansas City (where they were busy raising funds for EveryDayMatters  via the “Give A Gnome a Home” fundraiser), to our Long Island, New York office.  Once they made it to Long Island they connected with April, one of our awesome, QA Architects…and she was kind enough to take them on a New England adventure.

Day 1: The gnomes are having a wonderful vacation in NH. Tomorrow they will be going to Maine, so expect more fun pictures. For now, they are going to get some sleep, as little guys, they need a lot of rest.

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