6 Tips For Thriving Through "The Expat Wall"

The Expat Wall. It happens. What happens when you feel stuck? When your job starts becoming a bother, homesickness kicks in, boss is a stress box, and co-workers are unreliable. Going home is an option, but the feeling/need to go isn't really there. You love what you're doing, but you feel as though you're missing something. Here are six tips for thriving through The Expat Wall. 

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Hidden Figures: The Cost of Travel

Traveling can be an expensive hobby. There are plane tickets to buy, hotels to book, transportation, food, souvenirs, etc. It's easy to get caught up in the dollar amount when it comes to planning a trip. When I stopped viewing travel as a series of expenses and as an investment in my future, it changed everything. 

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An Expats Wish List

As an Expat it's always the little things that airlines, hostels, hotels, and companies do that make the experience of travel that much better. For 2018 I want for myself and everyone to have and expect more. A resolution is good, but a challenge to be better in more ways than one can bring out greatness in everyone. My Expat wish list for 2018 focuses on the little things. What do you want more of?

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Passports 101

For a short while in late 2017 the twitterverse was embroiled in a fierce debate as to the necessity of owning a passport. Whether you choose to invest in a passport or not, is completely up to you, but it's important to be informed on the ins and outs regarding the application process.

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Poverty Porn

What is this obsession that we have with experiencing poverty? The notion that in order to “truly experience” a place, you need to spend your time with members on the lowest rung of society. 

Travel practices like this are irresponsible and exploitative, so before you plan your next trip here's a few questions to consider.

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For The Culture

Although many of us may not know where "Home" is we want to give access to as many areas and aspects of the motherland as possible by sharing images, stories, and creating access to the people and cultures. 

This is bigger than us. This is for more than Culture. This is for The People.

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Reach One, Teach One: The Black Male Teaching Experience Abroad

As a Black male teaching abroad, I've learned a lot regarding how I am initially perceived by those I have yet to meet. I am fortunate to be able to teach and show the youth a positive example of my culture and people through the powerful vessel that is the classroom.

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Keep Calm and Carry-On

As airports across the US begin to adopt the European policy asking travelers to remove electronics larger than a cellphone from their carry on bags while passing through security checkpoints you can expect a few more delays. 

So this begs the question: what exactly can you bring aboard in your carry on without any major problems? 

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The Great American Road Trip

CP Travels is embarking on a two week road trip across the great American West. The trip will begin in Los Angeles, California and will end in Chicago, Illinois. There'll be plenty of stops, detours, and random encounters so check back often for updates. 

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Traveling as a family

At one point in time choosing a vacation spot was a simple as throwing a dart at a map or calling up your best friend and hopping in the car and driving until you ran out of gas- but when you become a parent things tend to get a little more complicated. We're offering up some of our top recommended places for family travel. 

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With Travel, Your Mindset Matters

Travel only expanded my knowledge of these things. The more places I went the more I learned about different cultures, people, and myself. My feelings as a child were verified. People all over the world felt more similar than different. But those differences are extraordinary and when shared and absorbed are absolutely amazing.

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Life Abroad and the Journey Home

Making what can be an epic choice to pack your bags and move half way across the world can both scary and liberating. Talking about how you'd like to drop everything and run away versus actually, in a sense, picking up and leaving everything behind and starting fresh in a new and foreign place are two completely different things.

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5 Important Questions to Ask Someone You're Traveling with for the First Time.

Whether it's your bestie you've known for years, or your favorite cousin you've always wanted to hit the town with in a new city, knowing what their expectations of traveling are is important. Being prepared for the trip itself is key, but few things can ruin a good time faster than your travel companion saying or doing something that you simply weren't prepared for. Stay woke, and ask these very important questions.

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5 Types of Vacations To Take At Least Once in Your Lifetime

Planning trips can be difficult. Especially If you don't have the time or don't particularly enjoy planning. If your favorite travel agents, CP Travels, aren't available to guide you (they always are) then you should certainly try one of these vacations styles at least once in your lifetime. 

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