Travel Advice

5 Tips for Handling the Stages of Culture Shock

person_outline Sophie Grove
Apr 30, 2018
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Whether you’re on the gap year of your dreams in Canada, or a short-lived volunteer trip in Africa, sooner or later you’re going to be hit with that deep feeling of unfamiliarity after stepping foot in your new home away from home - this my friends, is culture shock.

Travel Advice

11 Things to Do Before Moving Abroad

person_outline Tommy Walker
Apr 26, 2018
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The chance to embark on a new journey with a new culture and customs is something many of us dream about. Moving abroad is always life-changing, it’s an exciting chapter in anyone’s life. Whether it’s short-term for a volunteering project, a long term like a two year working holiday, moving abroad has so many benefits that it’s no wonder more and more people are taking up the opportunity.

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The Complete Guide to Au Pairing Abroad

person_outline Sophie Grove
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.

Volunteer

Find The Perfect Volunteer Trip By Asking Yourself These Questions

person_outline Sophie Grove
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.

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6 Things to Consider Before Becoming an Au Pair Abroad

person_outline Keely Hamilton
Apr 3, 2018
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Most people have heard of a nanny, or someone who has looked after children, but not too often have they heard the term ‘au pair’. In a nutshell, an au pair is a young person (generally between 18-30 years old) who helps take care of children and does light chores around the house, generally overseas and for cultural exchange.

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Why You Should Use a Travel Agent in 2018

person_outline Sophie Grove
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

person_outline Sophie Grove
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.

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How To Make New Friends Abroad

person_outline Sophie Grove
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

person_outline Sophie Grove
Jan 16, 2018
timer 7 min read

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