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Summer Wine Festivals in Connecticut

wine and food festivalWe Have a Wine Trail?

Did you know that Connecticut has an official wine trail?

To be honest, it doesn’t look much like a trail, since the wineries are scattered all around the state. But the Connecticut Wine Trail includes 25 wineries, from Jones Winery in Shelton all the way to Taylor Brooke Winery in Woodstock. If you’re interested in visiting more than one winery in a single trip, there are clusters of wineries near Torrington in northwestern Connecticut and in southeast Connecticut, near New London. With all these a wineries to choose from, it’s easy to spend a day or more celebrating wine — and frequently fine dining, art and music — across the Constitution State. Read More

Summer Foodie Festivals in Connecticut

oyster and foodie festivalsIt wasn’t that long ago that New Haven was named the top foodie city in the United States. But all across Connecticut, there are plenty of opportunities to discover new flavors, textures and cooking techniques, along with healthy food choices. Connecticut also has a wide variety of summer food festivals that celebrate everything from oysters to rhubarb. When you can combine Connecticut’s foodie culture with a summer festival, it’s a match made in heaven.

Connecticut Food Festivals by Private Car

Whether you’re going to down-home strawberry festival or pig roast at one of Connecticut’s many wineries, a historic waterfront food festival or an exclusive culinary event, a Connecticut food festival trip can be made even more enjoyable if you hire a private car. Not only will you start your trip in style, you’ll end the day by savoring the experience rather than navigating traffic or looking for your exit. Read More

Concur Travel and Expense Services: New Microsoft Outlook Features Are On The Way

Concur-Outlook Beta Version Expected This Summer

concur and outlook for business travelA lot of our corporate clients use the Concur travel and expense management tool for business flights, hotels and car service. And ever since Concur was bought in 2014 by the multinational software giant SAP, there have been rumblings about expected technology improvements.

On May 18th Concur and Microsoft announced a significant improvement – one that could affect all of the Concur business users who use Microsoft Outlook as part of Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 product. Soon, clients who use both Concur and Office 365 Outlook will be able to book travel and organize their expense receipts within Outlook. Users will be able to simply opt into the service. No formal release date was given, but a beta version release is expected this summer.

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Tips for Female Executive Travelers: Keeping Business Travel Safe and Successful

More women than ever are traveling for business. But when it comes to health and security, there’s a huge difference between women business travelers and their male colleagues. The bottom line is that women executives face greater obstacles, especially when traveling alone.

To remain safe and to help stay focused on the business at hand, female business travelers need to take extra safety precautions. The good news is that with careful planning, a bit of common sense and respect for societal differences, you can maximize your chances of having a safe and successful trip. Here are a few tips for female business travelers to keep in mind, both before and during a business trip. Read More

Choosing Between a Private Car Service and a Ride from Uber

A Ride from uber: Know What You’re Getting Into

There’s no doubt that a ride from Uber is catching on as a way to get around. According to the company, Uber drivers make more than 2 million rides per day around the world. But Uber has come under some close scrutiny lately, and the service has a few drawbacks. In many cases, a more private transportation service company may be a better choice compared to Uber or Lyft. Here are a few reasons why.

A Professional, Safer Transportation Experience

Uber drivers undergo a basic background check, with additional requirements for UberX, UberTaxi and UberBlack drivers. However, these checks are all are third-party background checks, not government-executed nor anchored by fingerprints like the checks required for taxicab and livery drivers. Third-party checks are 43 times more likely to miss criminality. These precautions disqualify thousands of potential Uber drivers a year, which makes you wonder how many unsafe drivers slip in under the radar, or how many Uber drivers have legal or driving records that are older than the three- to seven-year windows for Uber’s background checks.

A driver with a criminal background can simply submit his cousin’s Social Security and driver’s license numbers to Uber. And a “safe” Uber cabbie, once he learns he’ll have to drive 65 hours a week to make ends meet, may let his criminally negligent cousin take the Uber phone and car to go drive some fares.

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