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    Essential Advice for the Business Traveler

    Last updated 9 months ago

    As a business traveler you probably travel hundreds of thousands of miles each year. For some corporate travel is very stressful, while others use their time wisely and find it easier to adjust. To ensure that your travel experience is less stressful, follow the tips in the following article.

    Pack Light
    As a traveler, you never need more than one week’s worth of T-shirts, underwear, and socks. Take one pair of pants, one pair of shoes, one sweater, and one jacket. You won’t have to pack any of these, fortunately, because they can be worn on the flight. Hiking clothes are lightweight and versatile, making them ideal for business travel.

    Don’t Forget the Essentials
    Items that you should always have on you include toiletries, sunglasses, a hat, a swimsuit, and gloves. In terms of electronics, be sure to take a USB drive and an international power convertor. Bring a first-aid kit to be on the safe side.

    Adjust to the New Time Zone on the Plane
    Calculate the current time at your destination, and start preparing for the new time zone before you land. If the destination time is approaching your bedtime back home, go to sleep on the plane so that you can start adjusting to the new time zone.

    Use Video-Calling Software
    Connecting with friends, family, and colleagues is less expensive online than it is on the phone, and is much easier. Fortunately, Skype and Google Hangout are free for computer-to-computer communication, even if you are out of the country.

    Find an Empty Row on Your Flight
    If you’re on a long flight that’s not full and you aren’t sitting in business class, move to an empty row. The airline staff won’t have a problem with it, as long as you aren’t trying to move when the seatbelt sign is illuminated.

    If you are a business traveler seeking comfortable accommodation with close access to Baltimore and Washington, DC, come to Turf Valley of central Maryland. Call us at (410) 465-1500 or visit us online for more information about our business center, corporate meeting rooms, golf course, restaurant, and spa.

    Floral Arrangements for Winter Weddings

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Although choices are slightly more limiting in winter, you don’t have to worry as much about the wedding flowers falling apart due to heat, which keeps them looking great for hours. For tips on choosing the best floral arrangement for your winter wedding, watch this video clip.

    Although many of the flowers that you will see at the supermarket and the florist are red and green to celebrate the holidays, it’s best to avoid this for your winter wedding. Something more original and unique is using white and ivory flowers with splashes of green, crystal, or silver.

    Turf Valley resort of central Maryland is in close proximity to both Baltimore and Washington, DC. We offer a broad array of wedding venues that can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 650 guests. Visit our website to learn about the venues and services we offer, and call us at (410) 465-1500 for more information.

    Tips for Planning a Fantastic Holiday Party

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Holiday parties are a fun way to celebrate the season friends and family. But in order to fully enjoy your holiday party without stressing out, it’s necessary to do some planning. Here are some tips that will help ensure that your holiday party is a success.

    Prepare Finger Food
    There’s no need to panic before a holiday party, thinking of the complicated recipes that you will have to make. Instead, prepare easy-to-make finger food and combine it with store-bought goodies such as high-quality rolls, meat, cheese, and olives.

    Opt for Punch
    It may be tempting to grab the cocktail shaker and start serving some of your favorites, but you’ll save yourself a lot of time and trouble if you choose to serve punch, cider, or sangria instead. You can make your own punch using a recipe from online, or buy a mix from the store.

    Set the Mood
    Turn off the bright overhead lights in favor of candles. If your lights have dimmers, be sure to tape them in place so that a guest won’t accidentally lean on the switch and spoil the atmosphere. When you choose music for your holiday party, you’ll want to have about 3 traditional holiday songs for every 10 party favorites, so as not to overwhelm your guests.

    Get the House Ready
    After cleaning the house, arrange the furniture to encourage mingling. Only a third of the guests should have seating, and the buffet should be far from the bar, which should be far away from the recycling and dirty dishes area. Before the guests arrive, fill a large plastic bin with soap and warm water for the dishes, and crack a window to allow warm, cool air in.

    Planning a holiday party can be a challenge. To take the stress out and and reduce your time commitment, have your party at Turf Valley of central Maryland, close to Baltimore and Washington, DC. To find out how you and your guests can enjoy our restaurant, hotel, or hotel convention rooms, visit our website or call us at (410) 465-1500.

    Ideas for Selecting Wine for Your Wedding

    Last updated 10 months ago

    If you have a wedding coming up then you already know the importance of choosing the right food. But have you thought about wine, the necessary compliment to a good meal? The best way to begin the process of selecting wine is to sample a variety of wines over the course of several weeks or months. Remember to sample both red and white wines, and to taste these wines with the foods that you hope to serve. A wedding planner or caterer may give you suggestions for which wines to serve, but it’s a good idea to taste them to be sure these suggestions are to your liking before ordering them. Lastly, don’t let a tight budget limit you; there is a vast array of quality, inexpensive wine to choose from.

    Turf Valley Resort offers a number of excellent wedding venues at our idyllic setting in central Maryland. Just a short drive from Baltimore and Washington, DC, Turf Valley has hosted and helped plan a number of weddings. Visit our website or call us at (410) 465-1500 to find out how Turf Valley can put on the wedding of your dreams.

    A Brief Look at the Rooms and Suites at Turf Valley

    Last updated 10 months ago

    Turf Valley Resort, a short drive from Washington DC and Baltimore, offers 172 hotel rooms, including 70 luxury suites. If you’re looking for a world-class hotel, you’ll find that our hotel rooms fit your criteria. Every room comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee makers, and a unique view to enjoy. The Traditional room comes with your choice of two double beds or one queen bed, while the Golf View room gives you a fantastic vista as well as two queen beds. Of our suites, we offer the Queen Parlor Suite with a queen bed, a One Bedroom Suite with a king bed, an Executive King with a custom shower, and the Executive King Jacuzzi with a soaking tub. Our top suites are the Two Bedroom Suite with a maximum occupancy of seven, and the Hospitality Suite with a balcony and occupancy for up to eight people.

    Visit Turf Valley’s website to learn more about our hotel suites, restaurant, golf course, and spa. Our resort also offers conference and convention facilities for any type of meeting or event. For more information, call us at (410) 465-1500.

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