Winter at Tantora

Be a Good Tourist in High Travel Times

by Anne Flannery

Nov 7, 2018

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Tips / Travel

There are different ways to be a good tourist. A lot of travel blogs focus on blending in and etiquette, both excellent endeavors. Learning some phrases in the target language and having an understanding of how to tip, or what sort of body language or dress is expected in public, are essential tasks to look into ahead of time.

There is a lot of emphasis on blending in and acting like a local, which is great, but it is important to remember cultures and places are living, breathing and changing. As a tourist, it is essential to get in the mindset of being a guest. A country and its people host you while you are within their borders. No amount of research can take away this reality.

The guest mindset can open you up to cultural exchange in a way that even attempting to live like a local cannot. Ask questions, observe, be mindful of your differences and enjoy all of the new experiences without any expectation of successfully achieving a goal.

With this in mind, taking care of the host country’s environment is also essential. Travel produces a lot of waste, whether it is in the form of take-out cups or travel products. Make an effort to drink coffees in cafés and to sit down at eateries or eat at people’s homes to reduce this kind of waste. Slow down the travel process, put your phone down and open yourself up to the people around you.

Products / Technology
Jan 17, 2019

HQ App

This app is sweeping the nation off its feet. HQ has quickly risen to the higher-ranking positions on charts that monitor an app’s success. The game seems to be popular among the young and older generations; it can be hard to get both invested in the same thing. The game is basically a trivia game where questions about certain topics will be asked and must be answered within a time limit. The bonus to playing the game is the cash prize at the end. Whomever wins that night gets a cash prize sent to them through their phone. Once the money has been transferred, it is the users to use with no hidden fees.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

BYO Activities

One way to enjoy a new activity or jazz up an old favorite? Bringing your own! Pick out your favorite cans or bottles and pack a variety of adult beverages for your group to enjoy on your next outing.

Under $100 / Europe
Jan 16, 2019

Under $100: Guimarães, Portugal

The medieval city of Guimarães touts itself as the birthplace of Portugal, where early settlers marked their territory and where countless battles for land were won. Located just a few hours north of Porto and easily accessible by train or car, the charming village of Guimarães is an ideal daytrip from the city.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Products / Beauty
Jan 16, 2019

Natural Spa Products

Host a spa day at home with friends or take care of self care by yourself. You can easily load up on face masks almost anywhere, but go a bit further for your spa day with all-natural beauty products that do the body good.