Work & Travel

What I wish I’d known before volunteering as a teacher in Bali

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Chaos. That’s the one word that instantly sprung to mind as I looked out over my 40 Balinese kindergarten students in horror. One little boy was dancing on the table, another throwing puzzle pieces on the floor, and several were brawling in the middle of the tiny overcrowded classroom. One thing was for certain: the angelic, perfectly behaved little children[...]

10 Reasons why you should travel the world to boost your CV

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Many of us are scared of going traveling for a longer time because we’re afraid that it would hurt our career. We've all heard about how bad it is to have a ”gap” on your CV. But often, travel can boost your career rather then destroy it. There are several valuable advantages with having ”traveled the world” written on your CV. 1) Traveling shows an inter[...]

Travel Jobs: 4 Things You Should Know Before Teaching English in South Korea

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With the sinking British economy and constant chaos in America, working abroad has never seemed more attractive. There are hundreds of options but teaching is often the most achievable and well paid. Almost every country offers teaching jobs to English native speakers. Often cited as one of the best places to teach abroad, South Korea is enjoying a moment. T[...]

New York's best outdoor offices

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This month I am treating myself to a special adventure because I am spending it in New York! As you can imagine this isn't an entirely cheap endeavor - flights, rent, food, it's got its price spending a lush 4 weeks in the city. I comfort myself with this splurge by the fact that I do work while I am here, I am not just out partying 24/7. I have also been ve[...]

I did it - I quit my job to travel!f

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While writing this I am sitting in a quiet cafe in beautiful Cuzco, Peru. I'm not Peruvian though, I am German and I live in Berlin, Germany. A few weeks ago I arrived in Peru to chase my dream of improving my Spanish, doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Peru, especially Cuzco - I am a sucker for mountains and Inca history! But how [...]

10 Perfect Countries to Combine Traveling with Studying Abroad

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Traveling is one of the most enriching experiences one can have. Combining studying abroad with traveling offers a unique opportunity for travel lovers to improve their CV while seeing the world. Studying overseas can enhance your social, academic and language skills, and will give you a competitive advantage when it comes to finding employment, as recruiter[...]

How to Turn Into a Local when Traveling Solo

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As I sit in my beautiful bedroom in Krakow, I think about how I don’t ever want to leave. Before I moved to Krakow I had been traveling to Poland several times. The decision to make this city my new home as well as a relatively smooth transition from being a backpacker to becoming an expat wouldn’t have been possible if it hadn’t been for my attitude as a tr[...]