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Here's How to Represent Travel on your Resume

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You've just returned from a year abroad, a couple months, or maybe a lot longer. You bought that return ticket by choice, or out of necessity, and now it's time to combine all that you've seen, experienced, and done onto a 9 x 11 piece of paper. Photo via How can you package the personal growth? How do you explain the value you bring to an organization b[...]

Find Happiness With Microadventures

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"How are you doing?" Recently, this seemingly harmless and polite question has been paralyzing. An automatic, 'I'm good how are you' spills out like word vomit. Am I good? Am I – at this point in my life sitting in my office at 2 PM on a Wednesday – happy? I'm not alone; according to Forbes, over 50% of people are unhappy at work, which bubbles over into ot[...]

101 little Habits that make you a Better Traveler

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When it comes to travel, there is of course no right and wrong. Everybody has their own way of experiencing the world. They set their own pace and are interested in a variety of different things. By better I therefore don't mean to say that one way to travel is better than the other. By better I simply mean ways to be more organised but also flexible; consci[...]

17 questions to ask yourself now and again

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There's something about autumn that always draws my attention to the important issues that I was busy pushing away during summer. Future stuff, head and heart stuff, "priority" stuff. So as I was sitting in a Kreuzberg cafe last Sunday (it was raining of course), I started scribbling a couple of questions that I would set out to find answers for this season.[...]

7 Ways Solo Travel Makes You Grow As A Woman

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Before I set out to see the world, it was a far off dream, a goal I had set for myself and a desire to see the world in a new way. It was scary and it ended up happening all at once: I was alone on the road. And it’s one of the best and most magical experiences I’ve had in my life. Here are seven of the myriad things I've learned from traveling alone - s[...]

How I Benefited From Living in A Non-English Speaking Country

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‘Come ti trovi qui?’ my beautician in Florence asked me, as she casually continued plucking at my brows. A look of what would soon become all-too-familiar-confusion began to cloud my eyes, and I suddenly realized that this was just the tip of the iceberg to understanding how little I knew of the Italian language. I had learnt how to say my name, to ask ho[...]

Travelling In The Midst Of A Humanitarian Crisis

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Long walks, endless nights, hearts in pain and fear, running away from the past, towards a new future, uncertain as that may be: what people on the run have to go through for a bit of peace and safety is extreme. Some people call their flight a “trip”, thousands of humans are “travelling” through Turkey, through the Balkans, up to the heart of Europe, to esc[...]