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12 Tips to Make Your Mission Trip a Success

12 Tips to Make Your Mission Trip a Success

Posted by Tee Corley on January 22, 2020 in Travel

Over 400,000 missionaries travel the world each year. While this number has continued to grow over time, so has the number of people in need. As a result, the demand for missionary support has never been higher. In this blog, you'll discover 12 missionary tips you can apply before, during, and after your mission trip to ensure success.... Read More ...

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Bring Your Partner to Work: Top Jobs for Couples Abroad

Bring Your Partner to Work: Top Jobs for Couples Abroad

Posted by Tee Corley on January 21, 2020 in Travel

Have you ever thought about ditching your 9 to 5 to explore the world with your partner? It’s not as challenging as you may be imagining. In fact, you can find jobs for couples on almost every continent. In this blog, you’ll find the best traveling jobs for couples, broken down by category so you and your partner can choose your own adventure: hospitality, teaching English as a second language, farming and agriculture, adventure and recreation, and volunteering.  ... Read More ...

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Mission Trips to Africa: Where to Go and How to Prepare

Mission Trips to Africa: Where to Go and How to Prepare

Posted by Frederik Nielsen on January 16, 2020 in Travel

Many people have a natural urge to travel and see the world, and there are enough experiences to fill several lifetimes. But maybe you’re also seeking a deeper purpose for your travels. That’s why mission trips are so appealing. In this blog, we'll guide your mission trip efforts so you can make a positive difference for people in need. You'll discover: why you should consider Africa for your mission trip destination, the best African destinations for mission trips, the different types of mission trips you can take, and more.... Read More ...

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Visitor Visa Documents for the USA

Visitor Visa Documents for the USA

Posted by Nina Livelo on January 9, 2020 in Travel

Applying for a visitor visa can be an extremely stressful process. Guidelines often seem unclear and contradicting information on different websites can make the whole process even more confusing. That’s why we’ve assembled some helpful information about the U.S. visitor visa application process, including a list of all the documents you will need to complete the online application and to take with you to your visa interview. But first, you should verify that a visitor visa is indeed the visa required for your travel to the United States.... Read More ...

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Tropical Storm Dorian Special Bulletin

Tropical Storm Dorian Special Bulletin

Posted by Scott Armstrong on August 28, 2019 in Travel

The National Hurricane Center indicates that Tropical Storm Dorian has gained some strength as forecasted, as the storm approaches Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Wednesday August 28. As of 08:00 AM EST, the storm was approximately 60 miles southeast of St. Croix, moving at about 13 miles per hour (20 km/hr) with maximum winds at about 60 mph.... Read More ...

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Resources and Tips for Surviving Hurricane Irma

Resources and Tips for Surviving Hurricane Irma

Posted by Brianna Weidman on September 7, 2017 in Travel

If you are affected by Irma, it's absolutely vital you take the recommended steps to protect yourself. To aid in preparation, we've gathered some essential hurricane resources and tips. Be sure you know exactly what to do before, during, and after Irma hits.... Read More ...

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How to Teach Abroad

How to Teach Abroad

Posted by Brianna Weidman on July 27, 2017 in Travel

The teach abroad experience presents adventurous, passionate educators with the best of both worlds – the opportunity to explore a foreign country while positively shaping the lives of local students.  If you’re interested in teaching abroad but have no idea where to begin, then you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll learn exactly what steps to take to make your teach abroad dream come true.... Read More ...

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How to Handle a Pet Emergency Abroad

How to Handle a Pet Emergency Abroad

Posted by Abigail Wilson on November 7, 2016 in Travel

When traveling, an emergency can occur at any time. When an emergency involves your pet, it can become a bit more challenging to handle. Before you leave, you must think about the possibility of you needing to get your pet to a veterinarian overseas— but how? What if you lose him and need help finding him, but no one speaks your language? Well, don't worry, because these are all the ways to handle a pet emergency abroad.... Read More ...

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5 Unforgettable Activities to Plan for Your Next Trip

5 Unforgettable Activities to Plan for Your Next Trip

Posted by Goats on the Road on October 24, 2016 in Travel

A traveler knows that the purpose of a trip is often to embark on a mission which will allow you to acquire new and unique experiences. Sometimes this means going out of your comfort zone, which can also be one of the most rewarding aspects of travel! Here are 5 completely memorable activities you should consider trying, wherever your next trip takes you.... Read More ...

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Win a $5,000 Trip to One of the Unique Cities of the World

Win a $5,000 Trip to One of the Unique Cities of the World

Posted by Abigail Wilson on October 4, 2016 in Travel

Are you ready to jump on a plane and travel to a new country– at no expense to you? Have you ever dreamt of a 6-day, 5-night vacation in one of the world's most treasured cities? Does it seem like a fairy tale, yet? No matter your ideal international adventure, we have a trip for you. Here are the three destinations you can choose from if you win our $5,000 Choose Your Travel Adventure trip sweepstakes!... Read More ...

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How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

Posted by Abigail Wilson on September 5, 2016 in Travel

If you're taking your canine companion along with you on a trip, then traveling becomes less about you and more about your pet. You want to keep him safe, happy, and stress-free. You also want to enjoy the trip without worrying about whether or not he's eating toxic food from the sidewalk. Here are a few ways to make your dog as happy as can be while still keeping the trip fun and exciting.... Read More ...

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Types of Schengen Visas

Types of Schengen Visas

Posted by Lauren McNitt on September 14, 2016 in Travel

Schengen visas are provided to foreigners for access to the Schengen Area of Europe. The Schengen Area includes 26 countries that have agreed to allow their citizens to travel freely across internal country borders. These countries include all of the European Union except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein are members of the Schengen Border Agreement.... Read More ...

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How to Survive Missing Meds and Lost Checked Luggage

How to Survive Missing Meds and Lost Checked Luggage

Posted by Bekah Wright on August 22, 2016 in Travel

Ireland is lovely and I'm having a great time here. There's been a small snafu, however. Not only has my luggage gone missing, but so have some vital medications. Here's what happened: A country sojourn was scheduled on my itinerary. A flight from Dublin to a small-town airport went off without a hitch. I spent time in a castle and amongst acres and acres of stunning green landscape. Needless to say, the beauty of it all put me in a very relaxed mood. All too soon, it was time to return to the city (not that that's a bad thing, mind you).... Read More ...

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What is the Schengen Area?

What is the Schengen Area?

Posted by Emmet Pierce on September 12, 2016 in Travel

To make it easier for travelers to journey between their countries, 26 European nations took part in the Schengen Agreement, which went into effect in 1995. This treaty enables participants to remove travel restrictions along their mutual borders. The agreement led to the creation of the Schengen Area, for which internal border checks have been significantly eased. The goal is to give greater mobility to a large section of the continent. The Schengen Agreement is considered an important step toward uniting Europe.... Read More ...

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How to Get a Schengen Visa

How to Get a Schengen Visa

Posted by Emmet Pierce on September 16, 2016 in Travel

Before visiting the Schengen Area, a region comprised of 26 European nations, many travelers must apply for visas. The Schengen Area consists of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Each has relaxed its internal border checks, as per the Schengen Agreement, to provide greater freedom of movement.... Read More ...

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Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone Versus With a Partner

Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone Versus With a Partner

Posted by Goats on the Road on August 25, 2016 in Travel

Travel takes on all shapes and forms. Sometimes you’re on a solo trip with complete freedom and flexibility, and other times travel becomes a unique bonding experience with a friend or family member. Both kinds of travel have their particular challenges and advantages, which we will explore in this article.... Read More ...

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6 Tips for Having the Best Roadtrip Ever

6 Tips for Having the Best Roadtrip Ever

Posted by Goats on the Road on August 23, 2016 in Travel

Road trips are prime time for epic travel, as they allow you to see things along the way you would’ve never imagined before you set out. But planning a road trip can be hard when trying to find the right balance between carefully planning an itinerary that makes sense and simultaneously allowing enough time for unplanned ventures to naturally unfold along the way. There’s some element of adventure to setting off on the open road, so here are a few tips that will help you to enhance that thrill while also ensuring that you don’t go too far into uncharted territory.... Read More ...

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Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 29, 2016 in Travel

Want to travel abroad but have no idea which phone carrier to take with you? International data is not cheap--especially when traveling to a destination that doesn't offer free WiFi. Here's a quick overview of which phone carriers offer the best deals and what to expect from their data services and fees when you're abroad.... Read More ...

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How to Make the Most Out of a Hostel Stay

How to Make the Most Out of a Hostel Stay

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 16, 2016 in Travel

Staying in a fancy hotel is all well and good, but it doesn't provide you the same opportunities as a hostel when it comes to socializing with others. Hostels are great for meeting new people and discovering local sites with those who know the layout, and there are numerous hostels that offer quality rooms with low prices--well, that's the whole point, actually. Hostels are the cheapest and most authentic way to travel abroad on a budget, but if you're used to conventional hotels, you might need a few pointers before your first stay in a hostel. Here are 9 tips on how to make the most out of your hostel experience.... Read More ...

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How Brexit Can Affect Travel, Study Abroad to Great Britain

How Brexit Can Affect Travel, Study Abroad to Great Britain

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on August 10, 2016 in Travel

On June 23, a majority of British voters approved a referendum authorizing their country's exit from the European Union— hence the name Brexit. However, the separation will not happen right away; Great Britain has two years to complete the exit after the government triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. (The article states that any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.) British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she doesn't intend to invoke Article 50 until 2017, meaning the earliest Brexit would happen is 2019.... Read More ...