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Happy Labor Day, everyone! While everyone’s favorite September holiday tips its hat to the economic and social contributions of American workers, it also also signifies the unofficial end of summer/beginning of fall. And of course, it is often celebrated with friends and family, and a variety of food-related festivities—from brunches and barbecues to potluck suppers and picnics.

As a traveler, you get to experience new beginnings every 13 weeks or so. You also have the opportunity to try regional fare and unique dining options in countless locations throughout the U.S. and beyond. Odds are you’ve discovered some pretty amazing and tasty treats along the way. You know, the kind of stuff you may never have stumbled upon if it weren’t for your mobile career.

We would love to hear about your picks for the best restaurants and takeout places in your assignment communities. We’d also like to learn about great eateries you’ve discovered en route to a contract destination.

To kick things off, I thought I’d tell you about one of my favorite haunts in New York City. If you find yourself in or close to the Big Apple during a travel assignment, consider a trip to Britain. No, that’s not a typo; I’m talking about Little Britain, the wonderfully Anglo-centric slice of the city’s West Village. It’s where you’ll find Tea & Sympathy.

Tea & Sympathy (right), situated in New York’s West Village.

For more than 20 years, owners Nicky Perry and Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett have provided New Yorkers and out-of-towners with the opportunity to enjoy a “proper cuppa” and traditional English fare. Once you set foot in this charming, authentic British café, you will be swiftly and happily transported to Dear Old Blighty. The atmosphere is intimate and cozy, the service impeccable, and all of the staff hail from the United Kingdom.

My recommendations? A proper bacon butty with HP brown sauce and of course, Tea & Sympathy’s famous scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream. As you may expect, there are a plethora of options for tea lovers, from black currant, to Chai, to my pick, Typhoo.

A delicious bacon butty!

Tea & Sympathy’s famous scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream. Yum!

A variety of teas in the sweetest little teapots.

Tea & Sympathy also serves spot on bangers and mash, and the best treacle pudding this side of Tooting Broadway. Located at 108 Greenwich Avenue, it is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am to 10:30 pm.

Happy travels,

Bobbi

Bobbi Harrison is content channel manager for Healthcare Traveler and LocumLife.

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Like to recommend a great place for a bite? Contact Bobbi Harrison at bharrison@advanstar.com.

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This just in…Healthcare Traveler (HT) is adding several new columns and departments to its print publication!

There will be an additional news section devoted entirely to those of you who are traveling rehab professionals. We also have a social networking department in the works and another that will bring you the latest on apps, sites, and technology to enhance your journeys. We’re even working on one that centers on your downtime.

What’s more, we are reintroducing a few of the tried-and-true, like Starter’s Kit, which covers the fundamentals of healthcare travel, and Travel Tips, to provide you with further resources and suggestions for success on the road.

You Said It, A Thousand Words, and In the Bag (formerly It’s in the Bag) are also making a comeback. As some of you may recall, your participation is essential to these three offerings. And to show our appreciation, if your contribution is used, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card. To participate, you have to be a current healthcare traveler; to reacquaint you, here’s a quick overview of each.

You Said It: This column includes personal responses to a question posed by HT. Currently, we want to know: What is the best tip you ever received from an experienced healthcare traveler? Please e-mail your answers to me at bharrison@advanstar.com. If we publish your response, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

A Thousand Words: If you’ve taken a beautiful, funny, or heartwarming photo on the way to an assignment location/within your assignment community, we’d love to see it! As an example, here’s one that I took earlier this month on my way from New York to Cleveland…

This terminal was for the birds!

For consideration, e-mail your high-resolution photo to me at bharrison@advanstar.com and include a little background information, such as where the photo was taken and what it features, etc. If we publish your image, you’ll be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

In the Bag: When packing for a new assignment, what are some of your must-have items, the things you’d never leave home without? If you – and some of your stuff – would like to be highlighted in this department, please contact me at bharrison@advanstar.com. If you are featured, we will not only need your photo but may also request pictures of a few of the things you take, like a travel necessity or favorite object, and a little background info. And if you are selected for this department, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

Participating is super easy and a lot of fun. If you have any questions or would like additional information, just drop me a line. I look forward to hearing from you!

Happy travels,

Bobbi

Bobbi Harrison is content channel manager for Healthcare Traveler and LocumLife.

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