Thursday, January 27, 2011

Unusual Hotel -- Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada

After meeting with one of our company's Canadian respresentatives, I suddenly learned that while planning her visit to one of our best customers in Quebec next month, she is seriously condsidering staying two nights at a unique ice hotel!! Yes, you are reading this correctly!!!

I was intrigued by the concept of an ice hotel, so I went to its website and learned a little about it.  The Hôtel de Glace is a unique ice hotel in North America. It is located just 10 minutes from downtown Quebec City.

A sub-zero experience!

With its arches of snow of more than five meters tall and its crystalline ice sculptures, the Hôtel de Glace impresses with its dazzling décor. Between nature and urbanity, this must-see attraction has already welcomed over half a million visitors since 2001. Intended as an expression of the north life, the Hôtel de Glace is an unforgettable experience!

Visit Hôtel de Glace official website.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Keeping in Touch While You Travel

I often spend a lot of time answering business email while I am traveling.  I also have used email to let my family and friends know what I’ve been up to while out of town.  I found myself sending the same information out a number of times.  An option to reduce the number of e-mails you send is to set up a blog and then send out one email  to everyone letting them know how to follow your blog.   You should be sure to take a minute to preview your posts before publishing them to make sure that your blog post is appropriate for the audience.

Everyone wins with the blog – you can keep in touch with more people in less time during your trip and your family and friends will hear from you more often than if you sent out individual emails.  You can save the individual email messages for private info.

You could do the same thing (although in shorter bursts) by setting up a Twitter account, or constantly updating your status on Facebook.