A speciality of the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach is succulent whole chicken, infused with lemon and orange juices for a South Florida spin. The bird can be served family-style or at a carving station. (305) 531-0000; edenrocmiami.com
For luncheons, Alon Hershkowitz, executive chef of the kosher kitchen at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, opts for Shawarma sandwiches, made with slow-roasted chicken and served in pita bread alongside Israeli pickles. (305) 531-0000; edenrocmiami.com
Kosher Chicken and Beef
A unique kosher specialty at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is a pairing of sliced Korean beef and chicken Milanese on the same plate. The entrée is served with organic farro pilaf and seasonal vegetables. (312) 321-8706; icchicagohotel.com
Tablet To Go
ModulR has crafted a clever iPad case/carrier, available in slim or "tough" models; a specially designed shoulder strap will attach to either in just two clicks. Cost: Shoulder strap, $19.99; cases, from $19.99. (888) 535-8355; modulr.com
PhoneClean isn't an app per se, but it clears up space on your device so you can download more of them. PhoneClean works by deleting the unnecessary, temporary files that apps and programs leave behind. Just download the free program to your computer, plug in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and the program cleans out the waste with just a few clicks. imobie.com/phoneclean
News to Go
PressReader lets users download more than 2,300 newspapers from around the world directly to their smartphone or device. Newspapers appear in their traditional, original format but are enhanced by zoom capabilities, links, language translation and other interactive features. Cost: The app is free; some newspaper subscriptions and downloads charge a fee. pressreader.com
No matter where your event is, the Square Register app lets you collect credit card payments on the spot, via your iPad, iPhone or Android device; the complimentary card reader securely encrypts credit card information. Cost: 2.75% per transaction or $275 per month. squareup.com
Epicureanist's stemware plate clips work with most wine glasses and plates, so guests can eat and drink during receptions without performing a juggling act. Cost: $10.95 for six. (888) 808-3742; epicureanist.com
Rank and Recognition
Janet Helm, who specializes in custom corporate gifts and awards, hand-carves inscriptions into these sculptural wooden awards. Logos can be laser-engraved; custom shapes available on request. Cost: from $375. (604) 730-2600; janethelm.com
Beleza Boutique's bra and panty cases not only prevent awkward security checks, but also keep your underwear tidy and snag-free. Cost: from $28. (647) 376-5532; belezaboutique.com
If you like trying out the latest and greatest in beauty products, stockpile some of those sample sizes of shampoo, conditioner, face wash, make-up, etc., for your travels. Websites like Birchbox.com (left), ipsy.com and BeautyBar.com's Sample Society ship samples from high-end brands every month for a nominal fee.
Before traveling abroad, scan, email and archive a copy of your passport to your inbox. This can help expedite the process of replacing your passport if you lose it while out of the country.