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

Volunteer

The Pros & Cons of Volunteering Abroad

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Jul 3, 2018
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Gone are the days when Greenpeace was your only option of a decent volunteer experience. Today, it’s easier than ever to find well run, organised programs. However, while it is an admirable task, it’s worth discussing the potential pitfalls and the positives before you dive in. After all, the better you understand the risks and rewards, the better prepared you’ll be! Here are the pros and cons of volunteering abroad.

Destination Reviews

Global Destination Reviews: China Checklist

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Jul 3, 2018
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At 9,596,960 square kms, China is huge. It’s just behind Russia, Canada and the US in terms of size. With its thriving population of over 1.4 billion people, and its thousand-year-old traditions there is so much to see and do in China. Come with as we explore one of the four great ancient civilizations and some of the world’s greatest treasures with our China Checklist.  

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12 Must See Music Festivals Around the World

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Jul 2, 2018
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The psychedelic 60’s will forever be remembered as the era of Woodstock - the first model of a major music festival. But we’ve come a long way since then, with a festival for just about everyone.

Travel Advice

9 Tips for Solo Travellers

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Jun 28, 2018
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News flash: Travelling solo doesn’t mean being alone! It's a sense of freedom, a time for you to discover yourself and it’s easier than you think. Ask anyone who has travelled solo and they’ll tell you what a one-of-a-kind-experience it was. Sure it comes with its downfalls - You can feel like you’re on top of the world one minute, and the next can remind you that you’re a tiny speck swallowed up in it all. But that’s all part of the journey! Here are 9 things all solo travellers must do to travel alone, but not be lonely!

Travel Advice

A Quick Guide to the Second Year Working Holiday Visa in Australia

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Jun 25, 2018
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So you’ve come down under for a Working Holiday, fallen in love with Oz and now you want to stay longer? We don’t blame you. The good news is that you might be eligible for a second visa. But you will have to meet certain conditions first. Here’s our step by step guide on the Second Year Working Holiday Visa in Australia. From specific jobs to regional work and how to apply.

Destination Reviews

Global Destination Reviews: Peru Travel Guide

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Jun 14, 2018
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Contrary to what many people say, Peru is not all Andes, llamas and Incas. Peru literally has it all. Natural beauty in it’s dramatic and diverse landscapes, a desert strip of over 3,000 km and the largest jungle in the entire world. Not to mention the unimaginable architectural feats, wildlife, bright vibrant people, and arguably the best food in the world! No matter the traveller - history buff, adventurer or foodie, Peru’s got something for you. Here’s our ultimate Peru Guide!

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18 Best Places to Travel in 2018

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Jun 11, 2018
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It’s time to get some new travel dreams. If you are after some inspiration, you’re in luck. We’ve put together our top places to be and to see in 2018!

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Travel Your Way to Better Mental Health

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Jun 7, 2018
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While there is plenty to be gained from spending some time abroad, travelling isn’t just fun and excitement. There are tons of studies that suggest it’s beneficial for your physical, mental and emotional health.

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8 Epic Benefits of Heading Overseas for a Gap Year

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May 24, 2018
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Despite the common ideology that a gap year is all about lazing on beaches, wild parties and non-stop good times, it’s not. While it’s definitely a once in a lifetime experience, it can offer much more than just a chance to escape the daily grind.