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Photos are a great way to capture memories on your tours—and even market your product. While you may not have a fancy camera (or if you do, you may not want to lug it around with you), smartphones enable us to take high-quality photos and edit them. Here are four tips to help you take better photos with your phone.

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If you're connected to Wi-Fi on a plane, you're risking information. Whether that information is business or personal, in-flight Wi-Fi offers users no protection outside of the time you purchase the wireless network with your credit card.

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Do you have good employee retention? Up until this past year, I would have said we do.

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For many business professionals, creating a holiday card that is seasonably significant, is politically correct, aligns with corporate brand standards, and is professional and personable could make the most cheerful cherub feel like her heart is two sizes too small. While some of us may argue that the whole holiday card rigmarole isn't worth the hassle, many of your clients and customers really do appreciate the special thought.

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When I was little, around 5 years old, I came up to New York City for the first time from Asheville, North Carolina, with my family. We were visiting my godfather, who worked at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Times Square. Lucky for us, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route passed by his job, and I was granted a special seat right by the window overlooking all the action. I still remember the feeling of my little nose pressed up against the glass when the giant Snoopy floated by, and thinking "this city is magic."

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