Local Information

Family Care Facilities 

Boise, Idaho offers a number of family care options. A list of local family care service providers is available here. You may also contact your hotel concierge to make arrangements or for additional options.

 

Weather

Summer in Boise is marked by long days, with daylight extending until 22:00. Temperatures range from daytime highs of 90°F/ 32°C to evening lows of 50°F/10°C. We recommend wearing layered clothing to accommodate the difference in temperature from the air-conditioned workshop venue, warm days, and cooler evenings. 

 

Currency

The U.S. dollar is the official currency of the United States and is normally abbreviated as the dollar sign, $, or as USD or US$. It is divided into 100 cents. Current exchange rates can be found online at: www.xe.com/ucc
 

 

Tipping

Tipping in the United States is not mandatory; however, tipping is extremely common and anticipated by service providers. The suggestions below are customary and you may tip at your discretion. 

 

Restaurants with table service: A 15% - 20% tip is customary in restaurants that provide table service. The tip should reflect the level of service you receive. Restaurants will often include the gratuity, or tip, in large parties of 6 or more. If the tip is included, the bill will include a "gratuity” charge in the breakdown. If a “gratuity” charge is included on your bill, you do not need to leave an additional tip.

 

Restaurants in the United States typically pay their wait staff around 1/3 of the minimum wage. The expectation is that the remainder of the wage will be made up by tips from the restaurant patrons. If you enjoy the service at the restaurant, the wait staff is always very appreciative of your tip.

 

Taxi: 10 - 15% of the total fare

Bellman:  $1 USD / bag

 

Electricity

United States operates 110 volts AC, 60 hertz electricity which is half of the 220 volts that many other countries use.  Dual voltage appliances with plug type A are recommended.

 

Language

The official language of the Workshop is English.  

 

Time Zone

The Workshop will be held when Boise, Idaho is in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) or UTC -6 hours.

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