Tag: Life Abroad (page 1 of 28)

What to Do When You’ve Reached Your Goal

Raising money in the modern age is a lot simpler than finding investors or getting a loan from the bank.  All you need is an account on a crowdfunding site and a good story, and if you’re lucky, the funds will start pouring in. It’s become a popular way to fund trips across the country and around the world.

It’s also an old trend — just look at Christopher Columbus, who crowdfunded his way across the Atlantic Ocean.

If you’ve managed to successfully crowdfund your latest trip, what is the next step? Here’s what you need to do.

Create a Timeline

This is something you should have completed before your campaign reached its goal, but it’s not too late to get one started. Not only does it help you keep your trip itinerary straight, but it can also help you show your donors where their money is going.

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How to Freelance While Traveling the World

One of the advantages of freelancing is that you are not confined to your office. Instead of spending days in the office from 9 am to 5 pm, a freelancer works any time of the day and anywhere – in a café, in a park or at an airport in anticipation of a flight. You can record a webinar, conduct an advertising campaign, polish your website and all this can be done on the way to Paris or Bangkok.

With today’s challenging economy, freelance and travel can be the best way to simultaneously enjoy life and make a living. The main question: how to freelance effectively while traveling?

Here are the ultimate tips on how to combine freelancing and traveling:

1) The most important thing is to allocate hours that you will dedicate only to work while traveling. At this time, no one should disturb you. Neither relatives, nor pets, nor TV shows. For example, I work for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening. During the day, I do personal things. During my freelance hours, I do not check my personal mail or messages, and I answer only urgent calls from my business customers.

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Beautiful Ways That You Can Commemorate Your Trip

The thing about travel is that it doesn’t matter where you go, each place you visit will provide a different experience that isn’t easy to put into words. Unfortunately, it might feel like you’ve been back home only a few weeks before the memories begin to fade. The good news is that if you find meaningful ways to commemorate your trip, you can make these recollections last as long as you want. Here is how you can do this:

Take Expressive Pictures

Now, something you are guaranteed to do while traveling is to take lots of pictures. However, if you look closely at the snapshots you have taken before, you may find that something is missing. This could be because you have focused on getting the prettiest shot rather than one filled with meaning.

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Here’s How You Can Avoid Getting Ripped Off By A Currency Exchange When You’re Overseas

“There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud and tyranny.”
– Frederick William Robertson

You’re on vacation in a foreign country. You check in to the hotel, leave your luggage in your room, grab the most needful items and go sightseeing. There’s so much to investigate!

Once you’re out, you notice a souvenir shop with cute backpacks. “I need to have one,” you think. In this very moment, you remind yourself you’ve only US dollars in your purse. “Right. I need to find a currency exchange.” You look around, notice at least three, and choose to go to the closest one.

Once you get there, you hand in $100 and receive some money in the local currency. “Perfect! Now I can buy that backpack!” you think. While you’re walking down the street towards the shop, elated, you pass by another currency exchange. You stop to check their rates and realize you’ve just been conned.

Does this situation sound familiar?

How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off By A Currency Exchange

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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Set Out On My First Solo Adventure

Your backpack is packed. Your budget is set. Your mom has told you repeatedly to remember to stay in touch. And you’re filled with nervous anticipation for your first solo trip! Maybe your friends were busy, completely broke, or simply not interested in traveling. Or maybe a solo adventure has always been something you’ve dreamed of and you finally worked up the courage to do it. Whatever the reason, you’re about to take off on what is bound to be a life-changing adventure! If you’ve never traveled solo before, here are a few things I wish I’d known before I set out on my first solo adventure:

Be vigilant with your valuables.

When you travel with a friend you have a higher margin for error. Sure, having your wallet and bank card get stolen or lost is a major annoyance, but at least a travel buddy can lend you some cash until you get sorted out. As a solo traveler, losing your wallet, money, or bank card can put you in quite a predicament. Separating your credit card or bank card from your wallet and stashing it in a pair of dirty socks or using a backpack with a secret compartment can be a real lifesaver. At least if your wallet and cash reserve goes missing, you’ll have a way of accessing more money to get by.

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