Sophie Grove

Sophie Grove

Sophie is a Creative Writer and Social Media Coordinator and is a travel lover at heart. She’s got a few stamps in that passport, but knows she’s barely scratched the surface of what's on offer in this big old world. Follow her as she continues to scratch the surface with The Global Work & Travel Co.

Recent Posts by Sophie Grove

Travel Advice

The Complete Guide to Au Pairing Abroad

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Apr 24, 2018
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What better way to understand the life of an Au Pair than to see it through their eyes! Our Global Au Pairs from Australia, Italy, France, Holland, America, the UK and Canada answer the most frequently asked questions, touch upon their own experiences and offer advice on what it’s like to live abroad with their host families.

Teach

9 Things to Consider Before Deciding to Teach English Abroad

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Apr 18, 2018
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Tired of living the same old routine? If you’re looking for an exciting way to challenge yourself and have the adventure of a lifetime, teaching abroad can be an exciting way to take your skills outside the ordinary classroom and on the road with you.

Volunteer

Find The Perfect Volunteer Trip By Asking Yourself These Questions

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Apr 16, 2018
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A volunteering project is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences you can possibly have. It's the best way to make a difference in the world and have the time of your life while you're at it. Your impact will go far beyond chopping coconuts for animals or teaching underprivileged kids how to kick a football, and, you’ll see the country in the ‘raw’ and really get to experience and see things that the average ‘tourist’ doesn’t.

Travel Advice

Why You Should Use a Travel Agent in 2018

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Mar 20, 2018
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Life is busier than ever, and so your holiday leave is becoming more valuable than ever before and unfortunately there is no do-over for a vacay gone wrong. Planning an overseas expedition can be one of the most exciting, yet totally overwhelming and daunting experiences of your life.

Volunteer

Why You Should Always Pay to Volunteer Abroad

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Mar 13, 2018
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Voluntourism (a combination of volunteering and tourism) is an increasingly popular way to travel, contribute to a cause, while having the chance to explore a new country and culture as a local. Even though millions of people ‘voluntour’ internationally each year - some shriek at the idea of pay-to-volunteer programs.

Destination Reviews

Global Destination Reviews: Thailand’s Best Spots

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Feb 6, 2018
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By day it’s a wild mix of glittering temples, ancient ruins, bustling cities, lush jungles and dazzling beaches. But, once the sun sets the streets completely come to life! Full of lively markets, rooftop bars and full moon parties One thing is for sure, The Land of Smiles is one destination that you will never get bored of. Welcome to Thailand!

Travel Advice

How To Make New Friends Abroad

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Jan 23, 2018
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Congrats! So you’ve finally taken the leap of faith and decided to ship off overseas. With all the logistics of your trip of a lifetime covered, a new challenge awaits... making new friends once you get there.

Volunteer

The Ultimate Ethical Tourism Guide for Animal Lovers

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Jan 16, 2018
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Camera? Check. Passport? Check. Compassion? Check! One heck of a life-changing experience? Double Check!

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Christmas Around the World: 13 Weird & Wonderful Traditions

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Dec 19, 2017
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With more than two billion partakers joining in on the festivities each year, it’s the most celebrated holiday in the world. Christmas is typically a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December. However, many countries and cultures have now jumped in on the fun with their own traditions. We’ve put together some of the more unusual ways the different nationalities celebrate…