Check out some of our favorite travel tip tweets that will help make your travels stress-free, fun, and memorable. And don’t forget, if you’re flying out of Sea-Tac Airport, the best advice is to leave your car in your garage and book safe, reliable shared van or private black car service with Shuttle Express. We’ll get you to Sea-Tac and back.
- Make a list of the items you’ve packed in case your luggage gets lost, then you’ll know exactly what to report missing. #traveltips
- Bring lots of light clothes you can layer—pile them on or peel them off. Bonus: they’ll wash and dry quickly! #traveltips
- Finding it hard to sleep on your plane ride? Wear your neck pillow under your chin, especially if your head tends to tilt forward. #traveltips #travel
- The “Do Not Disturb Sign” can make your hotel room seem occupied, which is especially handy if you leave expensive items inside. – #traveltips
- Protect your shoes and clothes when traveling: put your shoes in a shower cap to keep your suitcase clean. #traveltips
- Prone to getting lost while traveling? Input your hotel’s phone number in your phone in case you need directional help while being adventurous! #traveltips
- If you’re unsure about the weather when traveling, bring a large scarf–it can keep you cool and warm. #traveltips
- If you’re out and about and your mobile device needs charging but you aren’t near an outlet, make sure you carry a portable charger. They’re compact but powerful. #traveltips
- Your hotel concierge can be your BFF when traveling–it’s a great way to stay local and get all the ins and outs of the city. #traveltips
- When calling your hotel’s front desk for extra blankets or toiletries, call in the morning to beat the bedtime rush. #traveltips
- Give your kids a disposable camera so they can capture the world through their eyes. #traveltips
- Pack an extra outfit in your carry-on, because you never know what to expect when traveling. #traveltips
- Staying for a short time? Make it worth the trip by staying in a centralized area of the city. #traveltips
- New city, new adventures! Save time by creating your itinerary ahead of time so you can map out your route in your GPS. #traveltips
- Save even more when traveling–search for any online coupons while souvenir shopping. #traveltips #travel #TravelTuesday
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-Kimberly Kong, Sales and Marketing
Many companies now offer group transportation and shuttle service options to help ease the commute for their employees. The environmental benefits of the trend are clear―fewer cars burning fuel, crowding urban streets, and taking up valuable parking areas. But employers are also discovering that the benefits of a shorter or more pleasant commute make for healthier, happier employees.
Some of the options our Seattle-area clients use include offering a shuttle that picks up employees from public transit hubs, such as King Street Station and popular Metro stops, and takes them the rest of the way to work. Other clients run a roving shuttle during the morning and evening, taking employees between the office and less crowded off-site parking locations. Check out these five great reasons to consider offering shuttle service for your employees.
- Your employees will probably feel better.
Employees who take advantage of a corporate shuttle can use the down time to prepare for their day, get a jump start on their email, or just rest and relax while someone else drives. They may even get healthier; studies show that stress-related health problems like high blood pressure, anxiety, high cholesterol, and depression are all associated with routinely driving in traffic day in and day out.
- You’ll strengthen your reputation as a great place to work with nice perks.
It’s good for business to be known as a desirable employer, one that cares about their employees and supports a reasonable work-life balance.
- Your shuttle service may attract and keep more great employees.
A shuttle program may help attract more new hires and reduce turnover because in addition to the health and wellness benefits, employees know they will save money on transportation costs. Social interaction is another benefit for employees. It’s a nearly foolproof way for them to make friends with and get to know their colleagues, which helps them feel more connected to their workplace and have a sense of teamwork.
- Commuter shuttles might save you money, too.
A commuter shuttle service might be less expensive over time than paying for employees’ mileage or building a parking garage. You may also get tax credits for offering commuter programs.
- Going green helps everybody!
Encouraging your employees to ride share and join the company shuttle greatly reduces your company’s carbon footprint. Fewer vehicles on the road is a good move for your company, your employees, and your community.
Shuttle Express offers all types of solutions for your corporate transportation needs – employee shuttles, private and shared airport service, and hourly luxury car, SUV, and coach options for any sized group. Call us at 425-981-7096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get a proposal for whatever transportation your team needs.
Still need ideas to show dad that he’s the best? Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 21st, so don’t wait to make plans that dad and the rest of the family can enjoy.
Burien Town Square Park, Front St., Issaquah
All dads love cars! Whether you’re on the eastside or the westside, there’s a cool car show for you to take dad to. Head to Burien Town Square Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Father’s Day Car Show and Chili Cook Off, plus some sweet 50s and 60s tunes to go with the cars! Then, cruise Front St. in Issaquah and stop by Fender’s on Front street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Finish up with an ice cold root beer (or make it a float!) at the Triple XXX to finish off the day.
June 21st, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Does dad love to dance? KEXP is throwing a dance party at EMP on Father’s Day, featuring break dancing by the Vicious Puppies Crew, crafts and activities, and of course DJs Riz and Darek Mazzone. When you’re done dancing, head over to the EMP and use your dance party ticket for discount admission to the museum.
June 19-21st, various times
If dad’s a beer lover, check out the Washington Brewer’s Festival at Marymoor Park. Featuring more than 400 different beers from 105 Washington breweries, dad is sure to enjoy himself. If there are kids in the family, be sure to go on Saturday and Sunday, when they’ll have a root beer garden and kids area and playground set up. Another idea to make the day stress-free for dad—arrange private town car or SUV service, so you don’t have to worry about driving home!
Museum of Flight
June 21st, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Museum of Flight is opening a little early on Father’s Day, and this year they’re honoring dads by letting them in for free – just be sure to bring the kids with you! In addition to all the cool planes you can normally see, Dan “The Lego Man” Parker will be there for Lego building, plus the World War II B-17 bomber will be open for summer tours for the first time.
Tickets are still available for the baseball games this weekend, so why not take dad to a game? Have dinner at the Hard Rock Café in Seattle first – show your ticket to enjoy a FREE Java Lava Burger with an entrée purchase. But make sure you get to the game early; the first 10,000 dads in the stadium on Sunday will receive a new Mike Zunino BBQ apron, then watch the Little Leaguers in a special pre-game parade on the field for Youth Baseball day.
For more ideas and links, visit Red Tricycle’s list of Father’s Day events and activities. If you need transportation for Father’s Day, or any special occastion, let Shuttle Express take care of you – email us at email@example.com, or call 425-981-7000, option 5. Happy Father’s Day!
-Jana Heinrichs, Sales and Marketing
Looking for an extra special way to show mom she’s the best mom ever? Don’t delay―Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, so start planning now with these top five ideas for a memorable weekend that mom and the whole family will enjoy!
Barrel Wine Tour
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Woodinville Wineries, pick-up downtown Seattle and Bellevue locations
Treat mom to Seattle’s premier wine tasting experience with a Barrel Wine Tour. Offered most Saturdays, you’ll meet the winemakers, tour their cellars, and taste outstanding Washington wine from the barrel at four to five of Woodinville’s best wineries. Plus, enjoy a multi-course wine-paired meal and tour in comfort. If you’d like a private tour for your group, they specialize in that, too!
Mother’s Day Brunch, Blake Island Cruise with Argosy Cruises
May 10, 11:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
from Pier 59, Seattle Waterfront (ticketing near Aquarium Entrance)
Celebrate family this Mother’s Day with a cruise to Blake Island, featuring a wonderful buffet with Tillicum’s famous salmon. Guests will also see the regular Tillicum Village show, a one-of-a-kind stage performance and imagery combining Coast Salish storytelling and live traditional Native American dance-plus moms receive a special champagne toast. Add chauffeured Seattle town car service to and from the pier to make getting there convenient and enjoyable!
Mom & Me At The Zoo
May 9 at 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phinney Ridge, Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., Seattle
Celebrate with the Woodland Park Zoo’s 25th annual Mom & Me event. The whole family can enjoy the animal exhibits, sponsors’ booths, and special activities. The North Meadow and zookeeper talks will focus on the zoo moms and babies out this spring.
Seattle Maritime Festival: Family Fun Day
May 9 at 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
South Lake Union , South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle
This annual family festival is chock-full of maritime demonstrations, boat races, vessel tours, free music, food and beer garden, and the grand Fireboat Display and WorkBoat Parade. Kids can enjoy free boat building, face painting, arts and crafts and bouncy houses.
Nature’s Nurturers: A Celebration of Mothers
May 10 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, IslandWood, 4450n Blakely Ave. N.E., Seattle
Hike the trails and learn about the lives of wild animal mothers and the work they do to nourish, teach and protect their young at this annual IslandWood event. Interpretive stations will be set up in the woods with activities for the whole family. After your hike, come back and relax with afternoon tea and a lunch, including quiches, smoked salmon, wraps, chocolate tortes and more.
For more ideas and links, visit Red Tricycle’s great list of events and activities. If you need transportation for Mother’s Day, or any special occasion, let Shuttle Express take care of you–email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 425-981-7000, option 5. Happy Mother’s Day!