Top 10 Tips For Traveling Solo

Emily TahaBurt | August.22.2019

In London, I hugged my friends goodbye as she headed to the airport. Wandering around trying to figure out where I was going next, I realized I was now entirely on my own in an unfamiliar city.

Here I was, the last of a group of three to still be traveling, but I was so anxious about getting lost or losing my wallet that I struggled to even enjoy it. I had a few weeks until I joined my family in Egypt and hastily made arrangements to travel alone for the first time in London, Barcelona and Athens, where I would then take a short flight to Cairo.

While traveling with my friends, they seemed to know exactly where everything was, always made itineraries that seemed to make the most sense, looked at maps and found the cheapest routes. I still needed to build the confidence and skills they had. So traveling with my friends was a practice run - now was my time to experience traveling solo.

Traveling alone was something I definitely never considered or thought was an option for myself. But by the end of the journey I made on my own, it ended up being one of my favorite travel experiences and I’ve traveled several times alone since.

Here’s what I learned from my solo travels, why I travel alone (and why you should too), and my top 10 tips!

6 Don't-Miss Holidays in London and Dublin

Dan Elias Bliss | August.08.2019

 

History and modern day meet in London and Dublin, but what remains the same, their incredible holidays. Both of these terrific cities are full of late nights and long celebrations. Check out our guide to don't-miss holidays you’ll want to celebrate during your international internship in London or Dublin.

How to Write a Professional Email in 7 Simple Steps

Dan Elias Bliss | June.20.2019

 

Whenever you send a professional email, it's a reflection on who you are both professionally and personally. It doesn’t matter if it’s an email to a potential employer, fellow colleagues, or an outside work connection, you need every email to be perfectly crafted.

A professional email has many different aspects that should be accounted for before sending. Follow our 7 simple steps and you’ll be able to write the perfect professional email every time.

14 Best Travel Podcasts to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Dan Elias Bliss | April.25.2019

 

Wandering the world is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have. Exploring new cultures will make your heart race and you’ll come back a better person from your travels. However, there are a lot of questions about how to travel, what to do, and what to see. 

To find the answers, there are plenty of awesome travel podcasts focused on everything travel related. There are stories to spark your wanderlust, advice to help save you money, guides to cities, and so much more. Read over our list of the best travel podcasts and get your journey started.

7 Professional Networking Tips and LinkedIn Pro Tips

Dan Elias Bliss | January.21.2019

 

You might think a degree and some professional experience is enough to kickstart a great career, and you would be partially right - both of those things are invaluable to building a successful career. However, there is one more thing you’ll need to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack, a network of diverse professionals.

Although networking may seem daunting and time-consuming, successfully networking can lead to great opportunities and long-term career success. Read over our 7 tips on how to network. 

Living Like a Local in New York City

Kristi Philius | June.27.2017

“If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere!” I’m going to assume you’ve heard this a number of times. The Big Apple might seem like a bite bigger than you can chew, but don’t let this phrase intimidate you! We’re here to help you make it while interning in New York City, so you can make it anywhere!

Living Like a Local in Milan

Kristi Philius | June.16.2017

You’ve done it! You packed up your bags, decided to move halfway across the world, and immerse yourself in Milanese culture. First off, congratulations on being brave enough to pursue this opportunity.

An Insiders Guide on Taking Epic Travel Photos

Lauren Plug | May.19.2017

Congrats, you’re on your way to an international internship! If this is your first time or your hundredth time you’ll always want to look back on your memories and well, remember. Whether you’re creating a slideshow for the fam, putting up a Facebook album, or rummaging through your photos, you’re going to want great pics for the long haul.

Moving to a New Country | Advice for Moving to a New City

Augusta Viccellio | October.06.2016

Moving to a new city is hard. Anyone who tells you differently either hasn’t done it or isn’t telling the truth. Moving to a new country is even harder. But it is also one of the coolest, most rewarding, life changing things you can do. That being said, there are a few easy ways to make your first couple days in a new country easier.

6 Unorthodox but Helpful Packing Tips for Interning Abroad

Global Experiences | June.27.2016

As boarding the plane to Dublin draws closer, packing has been on the brain. If you’re anything like me you have a love/ hate relationship with packing. The excitement of gathering all of your things to put in a suitcase means that you’ll be traveling somewhere new. It means that you're about to have new and exciting adventures. (I hope so at least). However packing also comes with some stress of internal questioning like; how many pairs of pants is too many? Is it necessary to take a blanket and pillow? Do I NEED to take shampoo and conditioner? What if I forget something? What am I ALLOWED to take?... Now everyone will have different internal conflicts inside of their head, and the answers to the abundance of questions you will ask yourself will all be different too. Remember you know about your own unique travels, what clothes make you feel comfortable, what you use on a daily basis. So trust me when I say, TRUST YOURSELF! You are a strong capable packer.

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