Great Affordable Boston Hotels

Have you ever visited Boston, Massachusetts? If not, it is definitely rich in culture and a fascinating place to visit. If you find that you must travel to Boston, you should do the research and read this article beforehand, to make sure you are equipped with the necessary information to make your stay pleasant.

Hotels
Any time you visit a city, you should be sure that you are comfortable and enjoying your stay. Where you spend your time in a hotel, can really impact the quality of your vacation, business related or personal trip in Boston.

Boston has no shortage of ample hotels that are varied in price to accommodate your needs while you are in the charming city. If you like hotels with workout facilities, amenities, a pool and laundry room, Boston has that specially for you. If you do not need amenities but care for continental breakfast and want to make sure you have a nice, comfortable stay, Boston has the perfect hotel to suit your needs. Be sure not to settle when it comes to how you want to spend your time while you are spending time in such a historical city.

If you would like to learn about hotel reviews in Boston:

  • Double Tree Boston $220/Nightly Rated: Five Stars
  • The Langham, Boston $176/Nightly Rated: Five Stars
  • Hyatt Regency, Boston $357/Nightly Rated: Five Stars

If you want to learn more about reviews or travel information in Boston, please visit this website and get the information you need to make sure you have a wonderful stay!

How to : Best Vacation

Alexandra ArrivillagaNow that you know how to prepare for your next journey, there are some things to keep in mind while you’re there.

Must Haves

On a practical level remember  to bring a scarf with you (this is surprisingly handy, no matter the temperature). A cotton scarf can be used for everything from a blanket to eyeshades to a bag. You won’t regret bringing such a versatile item with you. When you’re walking around exploring, it’s also a good idea to have some water and a small snack on you particularly if you take the non-touristy exploration route. It’s easy to get dehydrated when traveling, so make sure to drink a lot of water. It’s not a bad idea to have a few tissues, cash, your phrasebook and sanitizer with you as well.

Treat Yourself

While you’re on vacation, try to wake up early so that you can see as much of this destination as possible. You will also beat the crowds by getting to more popular sites early. Along with getting up early, try to be good to your body. In addition to drinking a lot of water, try to get enough sleep and keep up your exercise routine. It’s easy to let these things slide when traveling, but the experience will be better if you treat your body well while away from home.

Be in the Moment

Plan, but don’t be too stringent. You want to have some flexibility in your agenda. Try to stay in the moment. Also, make a point to meet local people. You didn’t travel all this way just to be in familiar surroundings with familiar people. Because of that, I suggest that you explore non-touristy areas, meet locals and just keep an open mind. Be aware of the customs, but don’t be surprised when people don’t act as you expected. Take some time to observe people and write about what you’re seeing. Take lots of pictures. And also, make sure to check in with your family and friends from home every now and then. Figure out what you really want to do or see while on your trip, and try to do that first.

 

Most importantly, have fun!

 

The Road to Entrepreneurship

Alexandra ArrivillagaThe path of an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. This professional path often involves taking a risk, forging ahead into the unknown and is often littered with obstacles. However, if you have the drive, passion and discipline – there is nothing more satisfying. Seemingly every entrepreneur has his or her own unique narrative about how he or she arrived at this career. While everyone’s story is different, and that’s what makes this such an interesting professional choice, there are some tips that can help with transitioning into this career .

What business is best for you?

While knowing that you want to be an entrepreneur is an important first step, make sure you have a vision. And if your vision is still unclear, start with the basics. Ask yourself what type of business interests you the most that doesn’t require much more training or more certifications than what you already have. If you don’t have much experience, then take time getting to know different businesses that interest you. Reach out to people within your network who are employed at companies or organizations that you’re interested in. In addition to connecting with people that you already know in your network, make sure to do research on your own. Read about the businesses you’re interested in, and start to make new connections.

Share what you know:

Even if you haven’t enjoyed every job or turn that your career has taken in the past, chances are you gained marketable skills and experience from each opportunity. Take some time to re-familiarize yourself with what these learned talents are and consider how they can help you in your journey going forward. With a slight re-packaging, or some tweaks here or there, these skills can be used in your new endeavor as an entrepreneur, and used as an example of how qualified you are.

Plan:

Before you invest capital into a new venture, make sure that you have planned. Make sure that you create a business plan that outlines your goals, strategies and actionable steps to help realize your business. Figure out what it is you are trying to create through your business, and how you are addressing client needs.

Know your Audience:

Before spending money, make sure that you have taken time to understand your market. Do some research to test your product or your business to see if there is a true interest in what you’re trying to do. Unfortunately the best laid plans can’t account for interest. Read census data, test people for free and see what you can learn. Is your business providing something relevant to a particular demographic? How marketable is it? Make sure to ask a lot of questions, and truly listen to the answers.

Budget:

When just starting out as an entrepreneur, there is a good chance that your personal finances will be deeply connected with your professional expenses. When just starting out, you may be the sole or primary investor in your enterprise. Because of this, it’s critical to fully understand your finances, and are very organized in managing them. When developing your business plan, it’s important to consider the financial needs of the particular  type of business that you are investing in. A lifestyle business may require a smaller amount of capital upfront than a technology based business. Be realistic about costs, and set up an organized system to monitor your spending.

Find Support:

Once you have begun to create the infrastructure for your company, make sure that you seek out support in the form of advisors and mentors and that you start to get involved in your industry. Gaining insight from others who have gone through the same sort of experience or are currently undergoing similar growing pains is invaluable and will grant you perspective that you might not otherwise have access to. This will also add a certain level of value to your company if you are using pooled knowledge and experience as opposed to simply relying on your own.

Spread the Word:

It’s easy to get tunnel vision when focusing on the development of your own company. However, it’s critical that you share the exciting news of your new company and its services with as many people as possible. Make sure that you are finding a way to connect with your target audience while being open to finding new markets. You and your company can’t exist in a vacuum, so make sure that you are connecting with people. Utilize social media, word of mouth, articles, speeches, emails – find imaginative ways to connect with people that can truly use what you’re making.