After studying Spanish for years, I landed in Madrid for my study abroad and couldn’t understand a thing! Truth be told, my Spanish was still BASIC! Fast forward ten years - after some time living in Latin America, and traveling throughout the region, I am now much closer to being an advanced speaker. However, I also have a much better understanding of what it means to be fluent in a language. Here are some tips and resources I have used in my language journey:
Retreats are becoming more and more popular as vacationers look to grow and develop themselves both personally and professionally. As Seneca said, "Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."
The physical change in location can facilitate an internal change in perspective. I know when I travel, I'm always more open to things. This can be especially helpful when contemplating a career shift and is why career exploration retreats can be particularly beneficial.
Venture With Impact has joined forces with Jojo’s Sanctuary to bring professional volunteers to support the Chiang Mai, Thailand nonprofit organization. Responsible travel writer, Lola Méndez of Miss Filatelista, spoke with Jojo’s Sanctuary co-founder and co-director Heather Askew to learn about the initiatives of the grassroots charity.
Fancy working while travelling around the world as a digital nomad? While the idea of taking off to see the world seems to be very tempting, you may feel trapped by the insoluble dilemma over how to get away easily and at the same time keep your job. Truth is, you may not have to make that decision because you don’t necessarily have to quit your job to be a digital nomad. Here are some tips for you:
“I found myself in a new environment, with unfamiliar people working on a short-term project, I could easily observe myself from a meta-level view. It made me reflect about the qualities and contribution I can bring to any given project and the way I get perceived. I noticed how I function in a new team and where there is potential to improve. This awareness is valuable for me, on a personal as well as on a practical level.”
While preparing for my one month Venture With Impact program in Chiang Mai, I didn’t really plan or research details regarding riding a motorbike or scooter in Thailand, so I winged it and rented a Honda iClick125 scooter shortly after my arrival. After one month of scooter riding in Chiang Mai, here are a few things I learned:
I am trying to plan this trip to Colombia wisely. And to do so I spoke to many experienced travelers, local Colombians and expats currently living in Colombia. That resulted in a lot of information about traveling in Colombia, safety in Colombia and other travel tips. The most important advice I received I want to share with you here.
With a desire to grow, develop my career and travel, I applied for a professional development program with Venture with Impact in Chiang Mai, Thailand and made a step that retrospectively seems to be the brightest move I’ve recently done. I’ve had a chance to escape my well-known surroundings and become part of a great international community of travellers, digital nomads, location-independent professionals as well as Thai and Burmese inspirational leaders. I became a richer person bringing back home many emotions and learnings. These are the most remarkable ones.
Do you dream of owning your own business? Do you aspire to have the flexibility to work remotely from anywhere in the world? Do you wish to combine your business aspirations with your love of travel? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out the tips in this infographic for making your dream of entrepreneurship abroad a reality.
We are happy to partner with Common Impact, organization that connects corporate volunteers to non-profits so that together they can solve complex community challenges. With nearly 20 years of experience in developing skills-based volunteer programs, Common Impact knows a thing or two about how to best use volunteerism for professional development and social good. Common Impact has shared with us two useful tools to unlock and maximize your skill-based volunteering experience:
Finding top talent is challenging. Many business leaders are struggling to attract and retain talented employees. Motivating millennial workforces is another obstacle leaders continue to encounter. What’s the solution? Incentive travel rewards employees for meeting performance objectives or recognizes them for years of company loyalty. Businesses who offer travel experiences as a new work-perk are being rewarded with teams that are highly engaged and more satisfied.