Frequently Asked Questions: Travel
Simply put world travel will enrich your life in ways you can never imagine. Traveling has been one of the best investments Roxana made in herself. Nothing like experiencing the world and getting immersed in different cultures to really help shape you into a better leader. The experiences Roxana encountered traveling helped her become more adaptable, empathetic and knowledgeable in an array of things. In time she promises to write all about them.
In this section, you will find the most pertinent questions Latina Nomad receives regarding international travel. If you have any questions you’d like answered, please feel free to email us at EmpowerMe@LatinaNomad.com. Don’t forget to check out the Latina Nomad blog posts or YouTube videos which will provide you with some additional tips on developing as a strong leader and establishing a successful business.
Q: How can I travel if I cannot afford it?
A: Get rid of your junk! Travel, unlike before, has become relatively inexpensive. With resources like Ebay, Let Go and so many others you can easily do away with anything you no longer use. Start with things you haven’t used in the last 6 months and see yourself not using in the next 6 months. Doing so will allow you to gather funds for your next big adventure. Go ahead. You’ll find it totally worth it!
Q: How can I save money on flights?
A: Book in advance. According to Condé Nast you should be booking flights 57 days in advance for domestic travel and 117 for international. Roxana usually checks Google Flights since they give you a great visual with a calendar that includes the cheapest cost of a flight for every day of the month. Once Roxana identifies the cheapest flights available, she goes to a website that offers her a price guarantee or assurance to get the most for her buck. Expedia and Orbitz offer different variations of this. Many times they will offer the same deal found on google flights. If not, then Roxana books directly with the airline referred to on google flights.
Q: What countries are safe for to for me to visit?
A: Various – Educate Yourself. There are an array of countries that are perfectly safe for any of us to travel to. However, many countries are impacted by current events. Therefore, your best bet is to visit the State Departments U.S. International Travels and Passports website to find out about possible travel alerts or warnings. Also, make sure you register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) available on their website. It will notify the in country U.S. Embassy of your arrival and length of travel. This will be important in case anything happens in the country during your travels. It will help them can track you down and ensure your safety.
Q: How can travel possibly help my business?
A: Helps you become a better leader. Good leadership will be the key to acquiring, retaining and making the most out of your resources and setting your business up for success. Traveling can help you develop and sharpen an array of essential skills. Here are a few:
- Cross-cultural Sensitivity
- Decision Making
- Problem Solving
- Time Management
Few of Roxana’s Great Adventures
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