Month: November 2016 (page 1 of 2)

5 tips to travel to Norway without blowing all your money

NorwayNorway is famous for it’s mind-blowing archipelagos, expensive fjords and undeniable beauty. This beautiful country is most likely on your travel itinerary already. Sadly, it can be expensive to travel to Norway. The good news is there are guidelines you can consider to cut back on costs. The best attractions and places of interest are outside, and thankfully admiring Norway’s rugged wildlife won’t cost you a dime. Before going anywhere, here 5 tips to help you make the most of your trip without blowing all your cash.

Budget limits & advance booking

Before planning an itinerary, you might want to settle on a daily spending limit. Try not to go over budget. Rather than book a hotel, you should consider a hostel; couch-surfing and camping are also excellent options, although you need to make proper choices. The best time of the year to travel to Norway is in the summer. The weather is nice and pleasant, and you can easily set up a camp or you can search for an affordable camping site.

Advance booking is yet another smart way of saving some cash. Plan your trip with at least 3 months in advance. So, for example, if you choose to leave in August, you will want to book flights and accommodation in early May. This will save you hundreds of dollars.
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Travel-Related Jobs for Itchy-Footed Individuals  

pexels-airportDo they really get paid to do that?

Yes, we’ve all heard the saying “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” but there are just some jobs that sound appealing from the title alone. Some of these jobs make you reconsider your life decisions, and whether or not you picked the right career path. Aside from the high influx of digital nomads (travel writers, bloggers, etc.) and freelancers temporarily settling all over the world, there are more travel-related occupations that don’t require sitting in front of a computer.

Here are some professions that allow you to travel AND help people at the same time.

House Sitter  

Professional house sitters take care of homes for owners who are away. They may also take care of pets (if they have any). Most house-sitting opportunities are free in exchange of services, but others get paid to take care of their hosts’ home like they do their own.  

Locations can be found locally or all over the world, and personal travel expenses are your responsibility. The process includes setting up a trustworthy profile and undergoing an interview/screening process, as you need to make sure the homeowners can rely on you.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Campaign During Holiday Time

Holidays

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is a perfect time to start thinking about how to make the most out of your campaign. With people starting to celebrate all kinds of different holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s), now is an excellent time to bring up your campaign! You’ll be surrounded by family and friends, who are your main target audience and donors. Since everyone will be together, this is a great time to ask for donations. By explaining what you will be able to do, see, and experience with their contribution, you will be able to convince others to donate. Below are some ideas on how you can bring up your campaign to your friends and family during the holiday season.

Give a Holiday Speech

Whether you are attending or hosting a holiday party, these are both perfect opportunities to let everyone know that you are raising money for your meaningful travel experience and that you need their help. By giving a speech or just connecting with other party goers, you will be able to connect with your donors in person. Doing this will add a personal connection to your campaign and increase your donations. An important thing to consider when giving your holiday speech is to motivate party goers to take action. You could ask your audience to pull our their phone and look up your campaign or even have a signup sheet where people could write down their email or phone number to learn more about your campaign. So make sure to take advantage of these social gatherings, and connect with your target audience to increase your donations!

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How Social Media Can Help You Travel

Social Media

Life can be stressful. People are pressured to earn and keep up with new daily challenges. Naturally, we strive hard to stay in the race, but are we really doing it right? Do we maintain a balance to maintain our efficiency? This is one issue that we need to address. We need to have a work-life balance, and one way to have it is by placing your passion into your busy schedules.

Generally, everyone has a passion for traveling. It is one thing that keeps us sane and balanced. It is one thing that we don’t want to give up. At times, your resources are limited. No matter how much you wanted to travel, money always seems to get in the way. However, there is a saying, “If there’s a will, there’s a way.” The only roadblock to travel would be your mindset. So, don’t allow yourself to be confined in a daily routine. There are a lot of ways to raise funds and travel. 

Shout Out Your Advocacy

Tell your story and be creative in letting the world know the purpose of your adventure. Is it about the exchange of culture? Do you want to tell other people’s story through your travel? Moreover, there are a lot of places and ways that remain untold. So, having this advocacy will make your story known to others. Facebook can be a number one avenue to share your story. You know how successful this site is when it comes to, connecting people. You can post pictures and interesting captions to entice social media users to like your posts or click on the different reactions like Facebook haha, love, wow, etc. At the end, you can insert your FundMyTravel campaign page to raise funds and be able to continue what you started. Other social media platforms are available, like Instagram. On your Instagram account you can post themed photos of travel and sparkling videos to increase views of your campaign.
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Top Ski Resorts in Asia

Ski

When you think of ski resorts, it’s very unlikely that Asia will come to mind, and yet the continent boasts more than 800 destinations that are perfect for those who enjoy winter sports. Here we look at some of the best Asian ski resorts that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of skiers. 

High 1 Resort, South Korea

High 1 Resort
With 18 ski slopes that stretch for more than 21km, High 1 Resort offers pistes to suit all levels of skirt from beginner to professional. The resort is easily accessible from Seoul with shuttle buses serving the area’s 403 room hotel and boasts impressive facilities such as a casino, sauna, traditional-style restaurant, swimming pool and even a nearby golf course! 

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