5 Facts for Travel Nurses (and Other Travelers) with Pets

One of the first things people ask us when they call about an apartment is, “Do you accept pets?” Travelers of all kinds enjoy benefits from their furry companions, but this is especially important for travel nurses and therapists. In this roundup, I’ll lay out some fun facts and considerations for pet lovers who stay in corporate housing.

  1. Traveling with pets is BENEFICIAL.

Pet owners experience wonderful benefits from their furry companions. They cope with difficult situations better when they travel. They tend to be less stressed, have lower blood pressure, and stay  more active. All these factors contribute to greater enjoyment of life and the new job. 

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2. More Companies WORK with pets.

The benefit of pets for travel nurses have more and more travel staffing agencies working with pet owners. While this is directed to travel nurses, all travelers need to let their company know they have a pet. Knowledgeable professionals can assist you in finding housing when you want to keep your companion with you.

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Source: allnurses.com

 

3.  Find Pet Friendly HOUSING.

If you are arranging your own housing, ask if the property accepts pets. Many communities do work with pet owners, but they often have breed restrictions. Offer a “pet reference”, especially if you have a large dog. This document can assure the property that your pet is as well behaved as you know it is. 

 

4. Know the COST.

Your pet is important! Like anything, pets also carry a cost when it comes to housing. Pet friendly propertyowners and apartment communities often require additional fees and deposits to cover the additional wear and tear caused by a pet.  Be sure that you know the costs associated with having a pet in your apartment so there are no unpleasant surprises at the end of your stay.

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5. Bring important PAPERS.

Just like you want to bring your own health records when you travel, remember to bring your pet’s records, too. If your pet needs to see a vet during your extended stay, these papers can be a life saver. Literally! At a glance the doctor will know what meds your dog is allergic to, what meds he is on and what is safe to administer. Keep these safe with other valuable papers for your trip.

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Source: www.coremedicalgroup.com Picture: rvdirectcovers.com

At Capri, we handle all the aspects of your stay, including your pets. If you are a travel nurse, a travel staffing agency, or you need temporary housing, click here to email us.  We ease your transition in unfamiliar surroundings with professionally furnished apartments at exceptional prices.

Next week, we’ll talk about the actual trip and ways to help you acclimate your pet to your new surroundings. Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates on our blog!

What experiences have you had traveling with your pets? Comment below so others can benefit from your experience!!

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Personalizing your Furnished Apartment When You Travel

Finding quality short term housing is a challenge for traveling medical professionals. Budget and comforts don’t always work together.  Here are some great ideas by Ashley Lovely, Account Manager for Aureus Medical Nursing Division. for personalizing your apartment or extended stay when you are away from home.land-nursing-jobs

  1. Bring your own sheets and comforter. Even with the comforts of home we provide, there is no better feeling than snuggling under your own sheets and comforter! In our furnished apartments, you have your own washer and dryer to launder them. And you will definitely have a cozy feeling of home.
  2. Bring decor that reflects your style! Do you have a live plant that you take with you around the country? How about silk plants, or flameless candles? Little touches make your temporary space an expression of you.

    A wreath makes you feel at home.

  3. Add a wreath to your door. Wreaths are particularly festive in the fall and winter months. Make your own or go to a local home decor store for something already made. Bright decorations cheer you up after a long day.
  4. Bring your own dishes. I love colorful pottery plates! What is your style? Flowers? Stoneware? Eating supper you cooked yourself on your own plates is so much more tasty than going to a local diner.
  5. Buy an eye catching centerpiece for your eating area. Fresh flowers or colorful table runners can be inexpensive and will lighten your load at the end of the day.

As a  traveling medical traveling professional,  you don’t have to sacrifice cost for comfort. Let these ideas be the springboard for creating your own space when you are on the road.

Whatever brings you to stay with us, we want to make you feel at home. Thanks to Ashley from Aureus Medical Group for suggesting these budget friendly ideas.

We’d love to hear your comments! Let us know what you do to personalize your space when you travel.

 

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Diez y Seis–A Day to Celebrate and Remember

The year is 1810 in a small town in Guanjuato, Mexico. People stream into la Parraquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores  (the Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows) to the ringing of the church bell. Miguel Hidalgo, parish priest, is sounding El Grito, the cry that would eventually mobilize tens of thousands of people to rise up and make Mexico an independent nation.

 Miguel Hidalgo was the parish priest in Dolores, small town in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. He was a criollo, a person of Spanish ancestry born in Mexico. Distressed by the New Spain’s treatment of the Mexican natives, Hidalgo worked to improve the lives of his parishioners. He introduced new industries like wool weaving, carpentry and bee keeping to the indigenous people.  In addition to enriching the lives of the poor parishioners, he also started reading societies among the criollos.

do-hid-grito-muesoDuring the Napoleonic years of Spain, the growing turmoil in Spain united the criollos and mestizos leaders of New Spain, who met in the reading societies started by Hidalgo.In these societies, participants studied and discussed nationalism and political liberty. A declaration for revolution was planned for December of 1810. When the plot for revolution was discovered authorities began to move to arrest Hidalgo. Instead of being arrested, the priest-leader rang the bell of his church on 16 December 1810, calling parishioners to mass and to arms. The cry he sounded is known as “El Grito”.  Every year, the president of Mexico addresses the Mexican people with a modern version of El Grito on September 16th.

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How is Mexican Independence celebrated? Diez y seis is celebrated much like our own 4th of July. People dress in traditional Mexican clothing, eat special festive dishes, play games and shoot fireworks. If you are visiting a border town, check out the local celebration for entertainment.

Living along the border offers many unique opportunities to learn about Mexican culture.  Check out our pages about Del Rio and Eagle Pass to learn about local festivities for this important Mexican holiday. Along the Texas-Mexico border, we love to  celebrate our neighbor’s independence!

If you are coming to Del Rio, Eagle Pass or Laredo and you need a place to stay, give us a call. We have furnished apartments that are fully serviced in all three locations. Check out our availability and call us to find out how we can help you during your next stay along our border cities. Call 800-258-3959 or email us.

Viva Mexico!

 

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The Most Popular Apartment Community in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Last week, I was visiting Eagle Pass and stopped by The Residence at Eagle Pass. So this week, I’d like to highlight this community and share with you our broadcast from the leasing office.

Interview with Monica Acevedo, property manager for The Residence at Eagle Pass apartment community.

The Residence has been serving the Eagle Pass with luxury apartments since 2011.  Community amenities include

  • Sparkling Resort style pool.The Residence at Eagle Pass
  • Fitness Center.
  • Business Center
  • Limited Access Gates
  • Basketball Courts

If you want to know what to do when you need some down time, Click this link to read some a few highlights of this growing town.

Since shortly after The Residence opened its doors, we began furnishing apartments for our guests who wanted to stay at this community. The leasing staff have always been attentive to the needs of our clients, and we have enjoyed a long relationship with the property managers.

When people have to work in remote locations, like Eagle Pass, there are alternatives to extended stay hotels. As a regional corporate housing company, we provide the same services as nationally know companies like Oakwood and National Corporate Housing, with a more personal touch.

If you are visiting or working in Eagle Pass, contact us today for a free consultation about your temporary housing options in Eagle Pass. Email us by clicking here.

 

 

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10 things to do in Del Rio, pt. 2

If you missed the first part, click here.

Curious what else there is to do here? Read on!

6. Whitehead Museum.

The Whitehead Museum offers a unique look into Del Rio’s past. Founded by the Whitehead family, the museum boasts of a small pioneer village in the middle of the exhibits. Children love towhitehead museum explore the Perry store, and a replica of Judge Roy Bean’s famous Jersey Lilly. A town favorite is the Archaeology Fair, hosted by the National Parks Service every October. Relive history by grinding corn into meal on a grindstone or making an adobe brick. Visiting the Whitehead Museum is considered one of the top 7 things to do in Del Rio, whether you are visiting, or you live here.

7. Del Rio Council for the Arts.del-rio-council-for-the

The Del Rio Council for the Arts is housed in the historic Firehouse located downtown on Garfield St. First Friday Art walks, held every 1st Friday of the month, allow local artists to display their creations for visitors to view and purchase. Through the fall and spring, classes are available for children and adults of all ages who want to try their hand at some new craft. If you love to cook, then check out the Philip Mahl memorial Kitchen, where something good is always cooking up. Click on delrioarts.com for more information.

8. Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum.Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX

How important is airpower for national security? Few understand the incredible role the Air Force plays in protecting our freedom. A visit to the Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum will help you appreciate the proud history that Laughlin Air Base has here in Del Rio as a pilot training base. Click this link for more information.

9. Fort Clark Springs.

ft-clark-springs-golfHistoric Fort Clark Springs is located along US Hwy 90 in Brackettville, TX. A popular toursit atrraction, the fort offers recreational and historic pleasure to visitors. Visit the Guardhouse Museum to learn about the indigenous military history of the fort. If swimming is your thing, then you’ll want to take a dip in the cool waters of the 300 foot walled swimming pool fed by the Las Moras Springs. Golfers enjoy hitting a few balls on this 18 hole golf course. The short drive to the Springs is worth it! For more information, click on this website for Fort Clark Springs.

10. Shopping in Mexico.

Violence along the border in recent years has affected tourism in the sister city of Ciudad Acuna, but smart precautions can make for a pleasurable experience to pick up souvenirs across the Rio Grande. The city is built around the main plaza and its cathedral. You can taste authentic Mexican food at one of the vendor carts parked along the plaza, as well as pick up souvenirs of your visit. Visit the famous Corona Club, featured by Robert Rodriguez in two of his films, one including Antonio Banderas as “Desperado”. For smart travel in Mexico, see our blog post on Three Tips to Stay Safe While You Visit the Mexican Border.Mexican hats

Whether you are here for a week, a month, or longer, be sure to enjoy the attractions we have to offer in our border town, Del Rio, Texas. “The Best of the Border”

 

 

At Capri, we would like to be your #1 place for short term furnished housing.  Click this link and we will contact you to see how we can help you the next time you come to Del Rio, TX.

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