31 Travel Tips & Reflection Questions

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All month I’ve been posting travel tips and reflection questions on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, so I thought I’d post all of them in once place in case you missed a few. Or you can search #SPS on Twitter.

(Click here if you’re looking for last month’s tips on relaunching yourself into your ideal global career path after being abroad.)

31 Travel Tips & Reflection Questions

Q1: What are your top 3 must-see-before-I-die travel destinations?
Q2: How has travel helped you determine what you want in life?
Q3: How has travel helped you determine *who* you are?
Q4: How has travel helped you figure out what you’re passionate about?
Q5: How has travel helped you determine what’s most important to you?
Q6: How has travel helped you determine WHO is important to you?
Q7: How has travel helped you learn about the world?
Q8: How can you use travel to develop new habits?
Q9: What have you learned about people as a result of #travel?
Q10: How has travel helped you build bridges?
Q11: How has travel helped you improve how you react to difficult situations?
Q12: How has travel helped you be comfortable with ambiguity?
Q13: How has travel been a mentor to you?
Q14: How has travel helped you develop relationships?
Q15: Has travel been a window or a mirror?
Q16: How has travel uncovered the simplicity and complexity in the world?
Q17: What would you include in your personal travel manifesto?
Q18: If you could anywhere in the world today, where would you go?
Q19: What’s your biggest travel accomplishment?
Q20: What’s your biggest travel regret?
Tip 21: Travel off season to get closer to everyday life.
Tip 22: Don’t expect travel to solve your life problems.
Tip 23: Travel doesn’t automatically translate into cross-cultural skills
Tip 24: Travel with a knife, fork & spoon so you don’t end up eating your salad & yogurt with your hands.
Tip 25: If things look similar when you travel, look deeper.
Tip 26: If things look different when you travel, look deeper.
Tip 27: Bring reusable sandwich bags. Great for taking snacks on planes, day trips, sight-seeing, etc.
Tip 28: Do something on your next trip that you haven’t done before.
Tip 29: It really is true that you should take half of what you pack and bring twice as much money!
Tip 30: Give yourself time and space to experience re-entry. Don’t shy away from this powerful growth opportunity.
Tip 31: Always bring your passport. You never know when you’ll have an opportunity to leave the country!

About the Author: Cate Brubaker

Dr. Cate Brubaker is a re-entry/repatriation coach, consultant, and author of the Re-Entry Roadmap creative workbook and the Study Abroad Re-entry Toolkit. Cate has lived in Germany, worked and traveled in 36 countries on four continents, and has helped all kinds of globetrotters successfully navigate global transitions for over 20 years.

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