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Working Overseas: 5 Websites to Find a Job Abroad

Working Overseas: 5 Websites to Find a Job Abroad

Posted by Emma Flick on March 29, 2018 in Travel

Are you interested in getting a job abroad, but have no idea where to start? Just as the internet has made the process of finding a job domestically easier, it has also simplified the search for international work. Read on to discover how to begin your search for a job in another country with the help of these 5 websites – all created to make your journey a little easier!... Read More ...

Resources and Tips for Surviving Hurricane Irma

Resources and Tips for Surviving Hurricane Irma

Posted by Brianna Weidman on September 7, 2017 in Travel

If you are affected by Irma, it's absolutely vital you take the recommended steps to protect yourself. To aid in preparation, we've gathered some essential hurricane resources and tips. Be sure you know exactly what to do before, during, and after Irma hits.... Read More ...

12 Tips to Make Your Mission Trip a Success

12 Tips to Make Your Mission Trip a Success

Posted by Ashlee Taylor on August 16, 2017 in Travel

According to The Traveling Team, there are Over 400,000 missionaries traveling the world each year. While this number has continued to grow over time, so has the number of those in need. As a result, the demand for missionary support has never been higher. When countries are afflicted by poverty, war, and famine and struggle to overcome these hardships, missionaries step in to help.... Read More ...

How to Teach Abroad

How to Teach Abroad

Posted by Brianna Weidman on July 27, 2017 in Travel

The teach abroad experience presents adventurous, passionate educators with the best of both worlds – the opportunity to explore a foreign country while positively shaping the lives of local students.  If you’re interested in teaching abroad but have no idea where to begin, then you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll learn exactly what steps to take to make your teach abroad dream come true.... Read More ...

50 Travel Websites You MUST Visit

50 Travel Websites You MUST Visit

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 10, 2017 in Travel

Ever see someone at the airport who seems to have it all together? Someone calm, relaxed, not fumbling for his passport or sweating as he drags his luggage? It’s usually the pilot. The following travel hacks will help you achieve that same zen-like presence. Pilot’s license optional.... Read More ...

Don’t Let Jet Lag Ruin Your Holiday Travel

Don’t Let Jet Lag Ruin Your Holiday Travel

Posted by Brianna Weidman on December 19, 2016 in Travel

From overcrowded airports and flight cancellations to lost luggage and baggage fees, the hassles of holiday-season plane travel can appear endless. The last thing you want to worry about when traveling for the holidays is being struck with a bout of jet lag after successfully arriving at your destination. Read on to discover just what jet lag actually is- and how you can prevent it.... Read More ...

U.S. Department of State: Travel Warnings, Health Coverage Advice

U.S. Department of State: Travel Warnings, Health Coverage Advice

Posted by Andrea Emerson on December 16, 2016 in Travel

Lost luggage. Running out of medication. A bad case of traveler's tummy. What overseas traveler hasn't considered these mishaps when packing for their journey? While prepping for possible misadventures, it's also smart to stay on top of the risks specific to the country you're visiting, and to know how to get help if things go haywire. Luckily for you, that's information you can access with a tap or two on your mobile device, courtesy of the U.S. Department of State. Below, we break down quick, resource-rich links you'll want to note or bookmark for your trip.... Read More ...

How to Stay Safe While Vacationing Abroad

How to Stay Safe While Vacationing Abroad

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on December 16, 2016 in Travel

Despite some recent high-profile attacks and political uncertainties in many parts of the world, it's rare for a vacation to be directly impacted by terrorism. What's more, you can take pro-active steps to ensure you have a safe experience and are prepared for a worst-case scenario. To safeguard your trip, take these seven precautions:... Read More ...

9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on December 5, 2016 in Travel

As winter drags on, people's thoughts naturally turn to spring travel. For many destinations, March through May is the shoulder season, which means you can find cheap travel deals before prices heat up in the peak summer travel months or the upcoming holiday season. Whether you're looking for a beach spot, big city getaway or a foreign destination, you will find a range of options available to you, from all-inclusive resorts to DIY adventures. Here are eight tips and considerations for maximizing your fun quotient- and your budget:... Read More ...

How to Handle a Pet Emergency Abroad

How to Handle a Pet Emergency Abroad

Posted by Abigail Wilson on November 7, 2016 in Travel

When traveling, an emergency can occur at any time. When an emergency involves your pet, it can become a bit more challenging to handle. Before you leave, you must think about the possibility of you needing to get your pet to a veterinarian overseas— but how? What if you lose him and need help finding him, but no one speaks your language? Well, don't worry, because these are all the ways to handle a pet emergency abroad.... Read More ...

5 Unforgettable Activities to Plan for Your Next Trip

5 Unforgettable Activities to Plan for Your Next Trip

Posted by Goats on the Road on October 24, 2016 in Travel

A traveler knows that the purpose of a trip is often to embark on a mission which will allow you to acquire new and unique experiences. Sometimes this means going out of your comfort zone, which can also be one of the most rewarding aspects of travel! Here are 5 completely memorable activities you should consider trying, wherever your next trip takes you.... Read More ...

Win a $5,000 Trip to One of the Unique Cities of the World

Win a $5,000 Trip to One of the Unique Cities of the World

Posted by Abigail Wilson on October 4, 2016 in Travel

Are you ready to jump on a plane and travel to a new country– at no expense to you? Have you ever dreamt of a 6-day, 5-night vacation in one of the world's most treasured cities? Does it seem like a fairy tale, yet? No matter your ideal international adventure, we have a trip for you. Here are the three destinations you can choose from if you win our $5,000 Choose Your Travel Adventure trip sweepstakes!... Read More ...

How to Get a Schengen Visa

How to Get a Schengen Visa

Posted by Emmet Pierce on September 16, 2016 in Travel

Before visiting the Schengen Area, a region comprised of 26 European nations, many travelers must apply for visas. The Schengen Area consists of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Each has relaxed its internal border checks, as per the Schengen Agreement, to provide greater freedom of movement.... Read More ...

Types of Schengen Visas

Types of Schengen Visas

Posted by Lauren McNitt on September 14, 2016 in Travel

Schengen visas are provided to foreigners for access to the Schengen Area of Europe. The Schengen Area includes 26 countries that have agreed to allow their citizens to travel freely across internal country borders. These countries include all of the European Union except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein are members of the Schengen Border Agreement.... Read More ...

What is the Schengen Area?

What is the Schengen Area?

Posted by Emmet Pierce on September 12, 2016 in Travel

To make it easier for travelers to journey between their countries, 26 European nations took part in the Schengen Agreement, which went into effect in 1995. This treaty enables participants to remove travel restrictions along their mutual borders. The agreement led to the creation of the Schengen Area, for which internal border checks have been significantly eased. The goal is to give greater mobility to a large section of the continent. The Schengen Agreement is considered an important step toward uniting Europe.... Read More ...

How to Learn a Foreign Language Faster Than You Thought Possible

How to Learn a Foreign Language Faster Than You Thought Possible

Posted by Goats on the Road on September 7, 2016 in Travel

Possibly one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of travel is getting to immerse yourself in a foreign language and culture. Not only can learning a new language be a practical tool for getting around (and being able to ask where the restrooms are), but it can open up your world. You’ll be able to have meaningful conversations with locals and connect with people you may have struggled to communicate with prior. There's no better time to learn a new language than when you're traveling internationally. You will be surprised by how much locals will appreciate and respond to your attempts to speak to them in their native language, whether you're already nearly fluent or you're a complete beginner!... Read More ...

How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

Posted by Abigail Wilson on September 5, 2016 in Travel

If you're taking your canine companion along with you on a trip, then traveling becomes less about you and more about your pet. You want to keep him safe, happy, and stress-free. You also want to enjoy the trip without worrying about whether or not he's eating toxic food from the sidewalk. Here are a few ways to make your dog as happy as can be while still keeping the trip fun and exciting.... Read More ...

Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 29, 2016 in Travel

Want to travel abroad but have no idea which phone carrier to take with you? International data is not cheap--especially when traveling to a destination that doesn't offer free WiFi. Here's a quick overview of which phone carriers offer the best deals and what to expect from their data services and fees when you're abroad.... Read More ...

Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone Versus With a Partner

Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone Versus With a Partner

Posted by Goats on the Road on August 25, 2016 in Travel

Travel takes on all shapes and forms. Sometimes you’re on a solo trip with complete freedom and flexibility, and other times travel becomes a unique bonding experience with a friend or family member. Both kinds of travel have their particular challenges and advantages, which we will explore in this article.... Read More ...

6 Tips for Having the Best Roadtrip Ever

6 Tips for Having the Best Roadtrip Ever

Posted by Goats on the Road on August 23, 2016 in Travel

Road trips are prime time for epic travel, as they allow you to see things along the way you would’ve never imagined before you set out. But planning a road trip can be hard when trying to find the right balance between carefully planning an itinerary that makes sense and simultaneously allowing enough time for unplanned ventures to naturally unfold along the way. There’s some element of adventure to setting off on the open road, so here are a few tips that will help you to enhance that thrill while also ensuring that you don’t go too far into uncharted territory.... Read More ...