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Anthea @ The Granite Extended Stay Event Calendar November 2016

Anthea @ The Granite is Albuquerque, NM’s premiere extended stay hotel and corporate apartments, but we also view ourselves as ambassadors to the quirky nightlife and entertainment hub that Albuquerque has become! Please,  stay awhile, and check out what New Mexico has to offer!

 

Nov. 1 8:00 PM Tory Lanez Historic El Rey Theater
Nov. 1 7:00 PM Kamikaze Karaoke Tractor Brewing
Nov. 2 6:30 PM Draft Sessions Ponderosa Brewing Company
Nov. 3 9:00 PM Zach Coffey & The Grind Dirty Bourbon
Nov. 4th 7:00 PM Dia De Los Muertos Kimo Theatre
Nov. 5th 7:00 PM La Yegros National Hispanic Cultural Center
Nov. 7 6:00 PM Lol Tolhurst Bookworks
Nov. 11 7:00 PM Rufus Wainwright Kimo Theatre
Nov. 12 Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market ABQ Free Press
Nov. 13 7:30 PM Trapt Launchpad
Nov. 19-20th 35th Annual Placitas Arts & Crafts Sale The Historic Village of Placitas
Nov. 26th-Dec. 30th 6-9:30 PM River of Lights ABQ BioPark

Air Travel Hacks for The Vacation Addict

air travel

 

Traveling can be thrilling—seeing new countries, experiencing life in other parts of the world, and learning about this wonderful rock we all exist on—but it can also be exhausting. Make the most of your travels with these 5 easy-to-follow air travel hacks!

  1. Booking 2 one-way flights

This may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s worth checking out when you are planning your trip. Purchasing two different tickets for two different airlines one-way can occasionally be cheaper than booking for a round-trip flight. Another bonus is that you could get better air travel arrival and departure times mixing and matching flights. Some of the flight-booking sites already do this for you, but doing your homework by checking the airline websites yourself could garner you better deals.

     2. Bring earplugs on the plane 

Or even better yet, noise cancelling headphones. There are travelers that continually complain about suffering from jetlag, often thinking that it has to do with time difference.

This is patently not true. The biggest killer of energy while flying is the constant hum of ambient airplane noise, it overstimulates the brain and makes it extraordinarily difficult to get restful, restorative sleep.

Try keeping a set of earplugs and headphones on the ready before you even walk onto the plane. This could be the secret to getting off of the plane feeling so much fresher.

 

3. Pretend You’re Elsewhere While Booking and Score.

The location you’re in while purchasing a ticket is known as its ‘point of sale,’ and this can affect ticket pricing due to an algorithm airlines use called ‘regional pricing.’ This essentially means that the price of a ticket will be lower in a country with a lower standard of living, or when travel companies are trying to break into a new market.

You can find different ticket prices on sites like expedia.com and expedia.co.jp for the same flight. Another trick is to buy tickets for internal foreign flights on an international carrier’s website by changing residence to that of the airline’s home country. Just be aware that you’ll see prices in the local currency, so make sure to account for currency conversion rates while making air travel plans.

 

4. Sign up for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry

These programs function as an express lane for those who plan ahead, and are essentially pre-approvals from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that designate you as a low-risk traveler. As long as you’re not a convicted criminal, you will breeze past the TSA after a little light paperwork and a quick in-person interview.

TSA PreCheck gives you the opportunity to make domestic traveler simpler in the US, and allows you to keep your shoes and belt on, as well as cut security lines. Global Entry allows travelers returning home from international trips to breeze through easily, eradicating paperwork and lengthy processing lines after air travel.

5. Clear Your Cookies!

Dynamic pricing means that it doesn’t matter if your refresh your window 147,554 times while trying to book air travel, it will not make your flight cheaper. In fact, it may actually make the price go up as it changes based on demand for the flight. Quite a few people bypass this by using incognito browser windows, but clearing your search history as well as your cookies is a safer bet to ensure the best pricing.

Anthea @ The Granite Extended Stay Event Calendar October 2016

Anthea @ The Granite is Albuquerque, NM’s premiere extended stay hotel and corporate apartments, but we also view ourselves as ambassadors to the quirky nightlife and entertainment hub that Albuquerque has become! Please,  stay awhile, and check out what New Mexico has to offer!

 

Avi Buffalo October 5th 8:00 PM
Sister Bar
Magic Men LIVE! October 5th 8:00 PM
Kiva Auditorium
Yoga With Alli October 5th 5:45 PM
Sport Systems
Dallas Green October 6th 8:00 PM
Sunshine Theater
Bear Grillz October 6th 7:00 PM
The Historic El Rey Theater
Rise of Road Trip Albuquerque October 6th 3:00 PM
Kimo Theatre
Vegas League October 6th 12:30 PM
Hit or Miss Archery Center
Giraffage October 7th 7:00 PM
Effex Night Club
Dizzy Wright October 7th 7:00 PM
Sunshine Theater
Topaz (1969) October 7th 6:00 PM
Kimo Theatre
Local Band Weekend October 7th 9:00 PM
Dirty Bourbon
Chris Young October 8th
Albuquerque International Balloon festival
Dragons House of Horror October 8th 7:00 PM
Expo New Mexico
Heritage Farm Harvest Dinner October 8th 5:00 PM
Albuquerque Botanical Garden
The Godfather (1972) October 8th 6:00 PM
Kimo Theatre
Twiztid October 9th 7:00 PM
Sunshine Theater
It Lives, It Breathes October 9th 6:00 PM
Blue Phoenix
Schoolboy Q October 10th 7:00 PM
Sunshine Theater
Beware of Darkness October 10th 8:00 PM
Launchpad
Yellowcard October 11th 7:00 PM
Sunshine Theater
Chicano Batman October 11th 8:00 PM
Low Spirits
I the Mighty October 11th 7:00 PM
Launchpad
Dom Flemons October 12th 7:30 PM
The Cooperage
The Lion King Through October 30th
Pope Joy Hall
Exhibition: We Are of This Place- The Pueblo Story Through October
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
10th Annual Day of the Tread October 23rd 7:00 AM
Civic Plaza

5 Tips For Comfortable Airline Travel

how to sleep on a plane

 

Flying is not for the faint of heart. Cramped seats, the air is dry, cabins can either be freezing or sweltering on a minute-by-minute basis—all discomforts that frequent travelers chalk up to flying. Here are the best tips from frequent travelers on how to fly in comfort (without upgrading to first class).

  • Tip back a few drinks……of water that is. Hydrating is one of the more important aspects of flying comfortably. Most people don’t realize how much flying actually takes out of you. Try to drink a quart of water for every 4 hours you’re flying.

    ) Avoid those sleeping pills

    It’s all too common—people want to sleep during their flights, so they’ll take a sleeping pill. But try to avoid those—it makes the de-plane process that much more difficult. If you want to take a sleeping aid, make sure to experiment with it before you fly. That way, you’ll know when to take it and what it does to you before you’re ever in the air.

    3.) Avoid the Booze

    It’s important that if you’re flying, that you avoid alcohol altogether if you want to leave your flight feeling rested and refreshed. If you want to imbibe with dinner, leave it to one drink and you will feel fantastic after you leave the plane.

    4.) Please, Take a Seat.

    If you’re tall, you know what I’m talking about. Airplane seats are a crucial part of your in-flight comfort. Aisle seats can make or break a tall person’s flight, but not all aisle seats are created equally. In these cases (or any, really) using something like SeatGuru can provide maps and descriptions of the seats that are on your flight, allowing you to avoid getting stuck in the back without any room to recline, or even avoid sitting next to the busy bathroom areas of the plane.

    5.) Glam is not for Travel

    Everyone wishes they could look glamorous while traveling, but the fact is if you want to remain comfortable during your flight, you need to take a few things into consideration. Things like jeans are constricting—leggings or fashionable sweatpants with a lovely top or sweater will have you looking svelte and staying comfortable. Things like lightweight shawls can accommodate when the ac spikes or even function as a pillow. Layering is also your friend here—t-shirts under a warmer shirt or jacket can really make a difference!

 

 

 

 

Anthea @ The Granite Extended Stay Event Calendar September 2016

Anthea @ The Granite is Albuquerque, NM’s premiere extended stay hotel and corporate apartments, but we also view ourselves as ambassadors to the quirky nightlife and entertainment hub that Albuquerque has become! Please,  stay awhile, and check out what New Mexico has to offer!

The Dirty River Boys September 1st 9 PM
Low Spirits
Forrest Gump September 1st 7 PM
Kimo Theatre
Frankie Ballard September 2nd 7 PM
Nash Bash 2016
The Birds September 2nd 8:30 PM
Kimo Theatre
Labor Day Weekend Brown Bag Sale September 2nd 10 AM
Sport Systems
Black Bottom Lighters September 2nd 9 PM
Low Spirits
Johnny Colla September 3rd 8 PM
www.hueylewisandthenews.com
WATSKY September 3rd 7 PM
Sunshine Theater
Local Band Weekend September 3rd 9 PM
Dirty Bourbon
The Wizard of Oz September 3rd 6 PM
Kimo Theatre
Albuquerque Smash Fiesta 3 September 3rd 12 PM
Warehouse 508
ABQ Trolley X: The Ale Trail September 3rd 12 PM
ABQ Trolley Co.
Throw The Temple September 3rd 9 PM
Low Spirits
Will Donato II September 3rd 9 PM
www.willdonato.com
Sunday Road Ride September 4th 8 AM
Sports Systems
Death Angel September 5th 8:30 PM
Launchpad
Russian Circles September 6th 7 PM
Launchpad
Kevin Herig September 6th 12 PM
Cherry Hills Library
Books to Art for Kids September 7th 10 AM
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Poetry & Beer September 7th 7 PM
Tractor Brewing Company
Black Uhuru September 8th 7 PM
Sunshine Theater
Zach Coffey & The Grind September 8th 9 pm
Dirty Bourbon
Street Drum Corps September 8th 11 AM
New Mexico State Fair
12th Annual Salsa Fiesta September 10th 12 PM
Historic Old Town
78th Annual New Mexico State Fair September 8th 10 AM
EXPO New Mexico
Midsummer’s Night Dinner September 14th 6 PM
M’tucci’s Cocina Grill
Globalquerque World Music Festival 23-Sep
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Best Time to Make Holiday Travel Plans

Holiday Travel

 

How can it be time to think about holiday travel plans? The kids aren’t even back in school yet, we haven’t ended summer with Labor Day plans yet! But the reality is, that many people are under the impression that the sooner you secure those holiday travel tickets and hotel reservations, the better the deal you’ll get. A recent study shows that’s not entirely true.

A recent study by Skyscanner—a global travel search engine—the best time to book and get the most bang for your buck is no more than four weeks before each of the holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, respectively.

Skyscanner reviewed the US roundtrip booking habits of more than 50 million users and the results were astonishing—they discovered that there are possibly more savings if you book flights the same week. Some of us, however, are uncomfortable dealing with that much risk when we’re booking holiday travel trips, so Skyscanner suggests alternative time frames as well.

When Should You Book Your Holiday Travel?

The data analysis shows that Thanksgiving should be booked the week of October 31st to get the most possible savings (7.7%!) or the week of October 17th for a savings of 5.1%. Planning Christmas travel? You should try to do so the week of November 21stfor the best deals—with 6.4% savings! If you don’t need yet another thing to do the week of Thanksgiving, the week of December 5th will get you a savings of roughly 5%.

If you’re planning to travel for New Year’s, you should plan on booking the same time as any Christmas travel plans—the week of December 5th will get you a 10.5% savings. Travel experts say waiting until the last minute to book your New Year’s travel plans can pay off—one week away offers savings of 6.7%, while you could book two weeks out with a 6.6% savings.

Budgeting for Holiday Travel

Those used to holiday travel are all well aware of how expensive it gets. This is a prime time to figure out how much of an expense your budget can handle and take the time to find deals that fall within your budgeting.

Looking for additional ways to save isn’t a bad idea, either. Find additional ways to save, like using a travel credit card that offers perks like the opportunity to check your bag for free. Make sure to keep in mind that often these types of cards require a good credit score to qualify—check your scores ahead of time to make sure you’d qualify.

 

 

Anthea @ The Granite Extended Stay Event Calendar August 2016

Anthea @ The Granite is Albuquerque, NM’s premiere extended stay hotel and corporate apartments, but we also view ourselves as ambassadors to the quirky nightlife and entertainment hub that Albuquerque has become! Please,  stay awhile, and check out what New Mexico has to offer!

 

The Piano Guys                               August 3rd 8:00 PM                                            Kiva Auditorium

Books to Art for Kids                     August 3rd 4:00 PM                                            Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Roxy Roca                                        August 3rd 6:00 PM                                            Marble Brewery

Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats      August 3rd 7:05 PM         Isotopes Park

Boys of Summer 2016                   August 3rd 5:00 PM                                            Dirty Bourbon

Tablao Flamenco                           August 4th 7:30 PM                                             Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

National Lampoon’s Vacation    August 4th 7:00 PM                                            Kimo Theatre

Colt Ford                                         August 5th 7:00 PM                                            Isleta Ampitheater

Brantley Gilbert                             August 5th 6:00 PM                                            Isleta Ampitheater

Infamous Stringdusters               August 5th 6:00 PM                                            ABQ BioPark-Zoo

The Wailers Band                          August 6th 9:00 PM                                            Summerfest

4th Annual Resilience Run          August 6th 12:30 AM                                         Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51’s    August 7th 6:05 PM                         Isotopes Park

Matisyahu                                        August 9th 7:00 PM                                          Sunshine Theater

Bozz Scaggs                                     August 9th 7:00 PM

Twilight Tour at the Zoo              August 9th 6:30 PM                                           ABQ BioPark-Zoo

Through The Roots                       August 10th 5:30 PM                                          Villa Hispana

Stick Figure                                    August 10th 5:30 PM                                          Villa Hispana 

Touche Amore                               August 10th 8:00 PM                                         Launchpad

Tribal Seeds                                   August 11th 7:00 PM                                           Sunshine Theater

Ne Obliviscaris                              August 11th 7:00 PM                                          Launchpad

David Berkeley                              August 12th 8:00 PM                                         Marble Brewery

Rick Trevino                                  August 12th 10:00 PM                                       Dirty Bourbon

Wayne Nelson                              August 13th 8:00 PM                                          Isleta Casino

KING OF  THE CAGE: Will Power   August 13th 7:00 PM                                 Embassy Suites

Riff Raff                                         August 15th 8:00 PM                                          The Historic El Rey Theater

Pat Benetar                                  August 15th                                                            Sandia Casino

The Macaroni & Cheese Fest   August 20th 2:00 PM                                          ABQ International Balloon Museum

9th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest     August 27th 2:00 PM                               Isleta Casino

Traveling for Work Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely

traveling for work

 

 

Despite what people say (and the ones who usually comment on it don’t travel for work anyways), traveling for work is not as sexy as it looks. Yes, you get to explore new places, meet interesting people, and your frequent flyer game is on-point. But establishing a routine is difficult, you can never quite get that comfortable vibe going, and you’re likely miles away from your support system. This means that the excitement can wear off quickly and that loneliness can settle in fairly easily.

A study that was completed in 2015 dubs the costs of frequent travel the ‘darker side of hypermobility.’ There are a host of costs to the frequent travel—ranging from physiological to social. 50% of respondents in one survey claim that the most stressful part of traveling for work consistently is missing family. Traveling also takes a toll on the family and spouses left behind.

In order to assist travelers who struggle with loneliness when they are on the ‘road’ so to speak, we’ve drawn on our own experiences and the experiences of our guests to offer a list of ideas on how you can combat loneliness while traveling for work.

Try not to work in your room. Yes, we all know how tempting it is to stay holed up in your hotel room working in your pajamas. It’s so much better to get out if you can! If the hotel you’re staying at isn’t offering any co-working space, claim your stake in the hotel lobby or find a nearby coffee shop. (Use Yelp to find something that will suit your needs) If you need quiet and utilizing a public space won’t do, invite a colleague that is traveling with you to work in the room with you. This gives you someone to chat with when you take a break!

Make time to stay in touch with the people you left back at home. We all know that business trips can feel like blur—often harried and rushed. Add in time-zone differences, and this creates the perfect storm, making it difficult to coordinate calls home. Quick calls to friends while in transit between locations can really help improve your mood and keep you connected to  who matter most. Texts and pictures are also a great way to stay connected.

Use Skype or FaceTime! This is really obvious, but even just seeing the faces of your loved ones is a huge help. The pressure of the catch-up call can get the best of anyone, so a great idea is just to ask your partner to leave the laptop open in a family space as they go about their daily business. This presents the opportunity for organic conversation to occur—chatting as they walk by or while they’re eating dinner, but gives you the chance to see your kids doing their homework, practicing their musical instrument, or even just seeing the dog wander around the house.

Go Sightseeing. All too often, when we travel for work, the agenda is so packed that it’s often difficult to find time to go enjoy the city that you’ve landed in. Don’t make it stressful by beating yourself up if you can’t get to every tourist destination! If you find that you do have windows of time, explore in manageable bursts. Picking one or two things to do during your trip helps you distract yourself, makes for a cool traveling experience, and ensures that you break up the monotony of one hotel room after another.

Consider Sharing a Room with a Colleague. Wait, wait…bear with me for a second. As an introvert, I enjoy my privacy as much as the next person. One of the best things about leaving for a trip is being left alone to your own devices—what TV you want to watch, what you want to do (when you want to do it) and being able to do it in your own space (the hotel room). That being said, spending time with a colleague in this capacity can help alleviate loneliness- you may find out that both of you have more in common than previously thought, friends in common, and it can be comforting to relate to someone about work and other interests. You may just make a new friend.

You don’t have to share a room with a colleague to encourage this, either. Invite colleagues to dinner, suggesting that you don’t talk about work. Figure out something that you both like to do. Go sightseeing together.

Make it a point to enjoy your alone time. Appreciating the solitude that traveling for work provides can help make being on the road a little less lonely. If you have kids, you get what I’m saying here—you get a chance to enjoy down time at night during traveling. The pace is different. You can reconnect with yourself again. So instead of pining for what you’re missing at home—you can enjoy the quiet of your room, read a book, watch a movie, or get some much-needed extra sleep and go to bed early.

Traveling for business can be difficult, it can be tough, but it isn’t all that bad if you make an effort to make the best out of it. In the aforementioned survey, many respondents felt that traveling for work helped them in their career pursuits and they admitted they felt positively about upcoming business trips. That being said, for those tender moments when you feel down about being on the road, know that there are options and things that you can do that don’t take too much time or extra effort that can lessen the burden of loneliness while you’re gone.

Despite what people say (and the ones who usually comment on it don’t travel for work anyways), traveling for work is not as sexy as it looks. Yes, you get to explore new places, meet interesting people, and your frequent flyer game is on-point. But establishing a routine is difficult, you can never quite get that comfortable vibe going, and you’re likely miles away from your support system. This means that the excitement can wear off quickly and that loneliness can settle in fairly easily.

A study that was completed in 2015 dubs the costs of frequent travel the ‘darker side of hypermobility.’ There are a host of costs to the frequent travel—ranging from physiological to social. 50% of respondents in one survey claim that the most stressful part of traveling for work consistently is missing family. Traveling also takes a toll on the family and spouses left behind.

In order to assist travelers who struggle with loneliness when they are on the ‘road’ so to speak, we’ve drawn on our own experiences and the experiences of our guests to offer a list of ideas on how you can combat loneliness while traveling for work.

Try not to work in your room. Yes, we all know how tempting it is to stay holed up in your hotel room working in your pajamas. It’s so much better to get out if you can! If the hotel you’re staying at isn’t offering any co-working space, claim your stake in the hotel lobby or find a nearby coffee shop. (Use Yelp to find something that will suit your needs) If you need quiet and utilizing a public space won’t do, invite a colleague that is traveling with you to work in the room with you. This gives you someone to chat with when you take a break!

Make time to stay in touch with the people you left back at home. We all know that business trips can feel like blur—often harried and rushed. Add in time-zone differences, and this creates the perfect storm, making it difficult to coordinate calls home. Quick calls to friends while in transit between locations can really help improve your mood and keep you connected to  who matter most. Texts and pictures are also a great way to stay connected.

Use Skype or FaceTime! This is really obvious, but even just seeing the faces of your loved ones is a huge help. The pressure of the catch-up call can get the best of anyone, so a great idea is just to ask your partner to leave the laptop open in a family space as they go about their daily business. This presents the opportunity for organic conversation to occur—chatting as they walk by or while they’re eating dinner, but gives you the chance to see your kids doing their homework, practicing their musical instrument, or even just seeing the dog wander around the house.

Go Sightseeing. All too often, when we travel for work, the agenda is so packed that it’s often difficult to find time to go enjoy the city that you’ve landed in. Don’t make it stressful by beating yourself up if you can’t get to every tourist destination! If you find that you do have windows of time, explore in manageable bursts. Picking one or two things to do during your trip helps you distract yourself, makes for a cool traveling experience, and ensures that you break up the monotony of one hotel room after another.

Consider Sharing a Room with a Colleague. Wait, wait…bear with me for a second. As an introvert, I enjoy my privacy as much as the next person. One of the best things about leaving for a trip is being left alone to your own devices—what TV you want to watch, what you want to do (when you want to do it) and being able to do it in your own space (the hotel room). That being said, spending time with a colleague in this capacity can help alleviate loneliness- you may find out that both of you have more in common than previously thought, friends in common, and it can be comforting to relate to someone about work and other interests. You may just make a new friend.

You don’t have to share a room with a colleague to encourage this, either. Invite colleagues to dinner, suggesting that you don’t talk about work. Figure out something that you both like to do. Go sightseeing together.

Make it a point to enjoy your alone time. Appreciating the solitude that traveling for work provides can help make being on the road a little less lonely. If you have kids, you get what I’m saying here—you get a chance to enjoy down time at night during traveling. The pace is different. You can reconnect with yourself again. So instead of pining for what you’re missing at home—you can enjoy the quiet of your room, read a book, watch a movie, or get some much-needed extra sleep and go to bed early.

Traveling for business can be difficult, it can be tough, but it isn’t all that bad if you make an effort to make the best out of it. In the aforementioned survey, many respondents felt that traveling for work helped them in their career pursuits and they admitted they felt positively about upcoming business trips. That being said, for those tender moments when you feel down about being on the road, know that there are options and things that you can do that don’t take too much time or extra effort that can lessen the burden of loneliness while you’re gone.

 

Anthea @ The Granite Extended Stay Event Calendar July 2016

Anthea @ The Granite is Albuquerque, NM’s premiere extended stay hotel and corporate apartments, but we also view ourselves as ambassadors to the quirky night life and entertainment hub that Albuquerque has become! Please,  stay awhile, and check out what New Mexico has to offer!

 

Lauren Alaina                                                                                     July 4th 2:00 PM

Cliff’s Amusement Park

ABQ Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas                                      July 4th  7:00 PM

Isotopes Park

Twilight Tour At the Zoo                                                                                July 5th  6:30 PM

ABQ BioPark-Zoo

Like Moths to Flames                                                                     July 5th 7:30 PM

Launchpad

ABQ Trolley Co. Best of ABQ City Tour                                    July 5th 1:00 PM

ABQ Trolley Co.

Wye Oak                                                                                              July 7th 12:00 AM

Low Spirits

Two Lane Blacktop (1971)                                                             July 7th 7:00 PM

Kimo Theatre

Chad Freeman & Redline                                                              July 7th 9:00 PM

Dirty Bourbon

Happy Hour Show with the Surf Lords                                    July 8th 5:00 PM

Low Spirits

BMX Bike Racing 2016                                                                    July 8t 6:00 PM

Duke City BMX 

IPA Challenge                                                                                    July 9th  9:00 PM

Rio Bravo Brewing Co.

Milonga de Las Puertas                                                                 July 9th 8:00 PM

Las Puertas

To have and Have Not (1944)                                                      July 10th 2:00 PM

Kimo Theatre

A Big Band Spectacular                                                                  July 10th 7:30 PM

Sister Bar

Richer Buckner                                                                                  July 11th  9:00 PM

Low Spirits

Frybread Making Class                                                                   July 13th 11:30AM

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Paul McDonald                                                                                  July 13th 8:00 PM

The Historic El Rey Theater

RUNA                                                                                                    July 14th 6:00 PM

ABQ BioPark

Devon Allman                                                                                    July 15th 12:00 AM

The Coop Venue

Booker T. Jones                                                                                                July 16th

Rt. 66 Summerfest

Lazer Tag 2016                                                                                   July 16th 8:00 AM

Hinkle Family Fun Center

Paintball 2016                                                                                    July 17th 8:00 AM

Hinkle Family Fun Center

Duke City Fest 2016 Car Show                                                     July 17th 12:00 PM

MCM Elegante Hotel

Albuquerque Isotopes s. Nashville Sounds                           July 18th 7:00 PM

Isotopes Park   

Drum Fire: A Pueblo Celebration                                               July 19th 6:00 PM

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

3rd Annual Flamenco Summer Tablao                                      Thru July 24th

Casa Flamenca

The 10 Essentials for Extended Stay

extended stay

Your job demands recently brought you far from home, and now you’re in an extended stay hotel until your deadline. The kitchen is probably the least of your worries, but unless you want to spend that hefty bonus you’re getting for doing this on eating out, there’s a few things to think about.

You likely didn’t pack basic kitchen utensils—the thought of traveling with a plate is slightly terrifying. No matter what sort of kitchen setup your temporary home has (we’ll touch on that in a bit), there is the chance that the extended stay front desk has extra supplies—things like plates, cups, basic utensils, etc. could be available to you.

Extended Stay Kitchen Equipment
Most corporate apartments or extended stay rooms contain at least the basics. Occasionally, there will be a more fully stocked kitchen, but you should be prepared to only get the basics:
• Microwave
• Small Fridge
• Coffee Maker
• (possibly) a Toaster
On occasion, your extended stay/corporate apartment front desk could provide additional kitchen accoutrements—things like:
• Blenders
• Cutting Boards/Knives
• Strainers
• Mixing Bowl
• Panini Grill
Many extended stay corporate apartments are built as an ‘apartment style,’ meaning that they have furnishings, as well as an actual kitchen—even though it may be small! Ask your front desk if they have the things needed to cook on the stove of the room:
• Pots
• Pans
• Cooking Utensils
• Silverware
• Plates
• Drinking Glasses

The Extended Stay Grocery List

If you stick to this list, you will not waste food by buying too much. This can be difficult if your extended stay is an awkward length of time. Using this list will help you keep your meals during your stay healthy, but it’s important to keep in mind, if your extended stay does not have a stove, then some of these options are not the best for you!

Fruit

• Bananas
• Apples
• Blueberries
• Tomatoes

Vegetables

• Spinach
• Bell Peppers
• Onions
• Mushrooms

Protein

• Eggs
• Deli Meat
• Chicken
• Beans
• Tofu

Pantry

• Whole Wheat Bread
• Quinoa
• Brown Rice
• Oatmeal
• Coffee
• Tortillas

Condiments

• Ketchup
• Salsa
• Mustard
• Dry Herbs
• Pasta Sauce

Dairy

• Milk
• Cheese

By keeping your meals healthy and following this shopping list, you can ensure that your extended stay is healthy for both your body and your wallet. It’s important to ensure that you are not eating out every night—even with that expense account, it’s not healthy for you!