ATTENTION FISHERMEN! Look here for lodging near Lake Amistad

Available now! Upstairs apartment at Capri Temporary Housing!

3 bedroom 2 bath apartment located on Veterans Blvd. Just 10 minutes from Lake Amistad.

 

 

Amenities include:

  • Queen beds in each bedroom. Sleeps up to 6 people.
  • Utilities, cable TV, wifi included.
  • Washer and Dryer for your convenience. 
  • Near Lake Amistad
  • Just minutes from Walmart
  • Next door to the Blue Oasis Restaurant.

 

Call 830-768-7799 for pricing information!

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10 Tips for Busy Business Travelers

I love to travel. Seeing new places, meeting new colleagues, making new friends are all part of the excitement of business trips. On the flip side, travel can be very tiring.¬†Hectic schedules, late nights and close contact with other travelers on airplanes can run down a road warrior’s immune system, making him more susceptible to illness.Business Travel

In this blog, I’ve compiled top tips from 10 different sources to help you navigate the trials of business travel with less stress.

  1. Keep essentials packed at all times. If you travel a lot, you want to remember crucial items. The best way is to keep them packed in your suitcase when you empty it after your trip. Then you never have to worry about forgetting essential items when you drop onto your bed at midnight after a long day of travel. (courtesy of US News)passport
  2. Back up important documents in electronic form. Identity theft occurs more and more frequently. Passports, credit cards, and immunization records can be stolen, so keep a scanned copy on your phone or a cloud based storage site, like Dropbox. If something does happen, you will have your information at your fingertips. (Source: Independent Traveler)
  3. Charge up all devices before you go. Smartphones and laptops use battery quickly. Before you get on your flight or start driving, charge up so you don’t lose vital communication while you are traveling. Keep in mind, a dead phone can be confiscated by TSA as a security precaution, too! (Source:¬†The Telegraph)airplane
  4. Know the difference between nonstop and direct flights. Did you ever find yourself on a flight, thinking there were no stops when the plane lands at another airport first? Direct flights take you to your destination, but make one or 2 stops along the way. Nonstop flights fly to your destination without landing at other airports. When you book your flight, choose nonstop if it is within your budget. (Source: Business Insider)
  5. Eat right. Healthy eating gives us the fuel to navigate the stresses of travel with more grace. Eating light and staying away from alcohol help make for more comfortable travel, and a better adjustment to your next destination. (Source: Fast Company)healthy snacks
  6. Always hydrate. Dehydration plagues most travelers. You might be too busy to remember to drink or that Starbuck grande latte is the only thing keeping you awake. Plan ahead to bring a water bottle, and fill it up after you go through airport security. Avoid alcohol to reduce loss of body fluids. You want to feel your best when you get to where you are going. (Source: Forbes)
  7. Get enough sleep. When children need sleep, they get cranky. The same goes for adults. Adults require seven to eight hours of sleep to function well. Find ways to get sleep so you are at your best for your meeting or new job assignment when you arrive. Need some help? Read this article for some great tips: “Sleep Well While You Travel”Sleep for health.
  8. Pack a spare change of clothes in your carry on. Unexpected situations can cause delays, so your checked luggage doesn’t always get off the same plane you do. Undergarments, and clothes for the event you are attending give peace of mind in the event you baggage arrives at the airport later than you. (Source: Huffington Post)
  9. Take your time getting off the plane. Tempted to stand up when the plane stops at the gate? Relax. Take your time. Sometimes, it can take a while to open the door, so you could be standing for quite some time. Slowing down a little can help you get centered, and open up the opportunity for a random act of kindness. That alone can help you feel better! (Source: NY Times)
  10. Fully Furnished Short Term ApartmentLook for alternatives to hotels. More and more business travelers are looking for more home like accommodations. “Apartments or rooms in private homes are where the savvy travellers rest their heads these days,” says Sam Baldwin, travel editor for Skyscanner.

 

Companies like Capri can help you find more space to stretch out in, as well as save you money. Check out our offerings in South Central Texas. Not headed there? No problem, we can set you up anywhere in the country! Click here to tell us your needs, and let us help you on your next business trip!

 

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When Disaster Strikes!

Last week, 2 minutes of hail and wind wreaked severe damage in our home town. Power outages, smashed windows, and broken roofs have left some folks homeless. What can you do??
When you are picking up the pieces after a hail storm or natural disaster, corporate housing can help. Corporate housing is the industry that provides fully serviced furnished apartments on a short term basis. If you are staying in a hotel while your house is being repaired, read on.
Check with your insurance about housing options.
If you have insurance, ask your agent about a homeowner’s coverage known as additional living expense or ALEcoverage. Additional living expense (ALE) coverage is a type of insurance included within homeowners policies. ALE coverage reimburses the insured for the cost of maintaining a comparable standard of living following a covered loss that exceeds the insured’s normal expenses prior to the loss. (source: https://www.irmi.com/online/insurance-glossary/) With ALE, you can find housing for your family comparable to what you are used to while your home is being repaired after something like a hailstorm.
Do you have ALE coverage?
f you have ALE coverage, ask about corporate housing. Corporate housing professionals can help you find the temporary living space that will give you ample room to live while you waiting for contractors to make your home livable again. Corporate housing providers will negotiate the lease, set up all utilities, your cable and internet, and rent furniture. At Capri, we relieve your burden of wondering where to live, so you can focus on picking up the pieces after a natural disaster.
In areas like Del Rio, insurance adjusters may not know that corporate housing is available. We at Capri have experience helping people through the difficulties of property loss. Often, insurance companies will let you choose your housing provider. You just need to let them know!
Even if you don’t choose a company like Capri, know that you have options other than staying in a hotel. Fully serviced Short term rentals provide more space and comfort, especially in a time of property loss.
If you have been hit with disaster, call us and see how we can help you. You can reach us at 830-768-7799.SAM_1191
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