Girls LOVE Travel Instagram Takeover Recap!
Last week I did an Instagram takeover on the @girlsLOVEtravel page. It was a lot of fun to "meet" other travel girls (and if that is how you found my page/blog...WELCOME!)
If you missed it, no fear! I'm recapping it ALL for you right here:
Instagram Story: San Diego, California
I spent the day showing you around my current home of sunny San Diego, California! Oh wait...it was CLOUDY and a little rainy that day, go figure...
BUT, it was a lot of fun and I got some great feedback & meet-up requests! If you live in San Diego, DM me on Instagram if you want to maybe get together and talk travel!
Instagram Posts: From all over the world!
I shared some of my most wanderlust-worthy photos on gLt with captions on everything from travel tips on working abroad, finding the BEST cheap flight deals, and life inspo...
Here are the posts I created for @girlsLOVEtravel:
You’ll find these beautiful lemon groves in Sorrento, Italy 🍋🍋🍋 I (@allyarcher) took this on my first trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast almost six (!!!!) years ago. I knew that one day, I HAD to go back. And since I had all the time but not enough money after college graduation to do so, I found a job at a travel company based in Italy 🇮🇹 where I’d be literally traveling for my job (including going back to Sorrento)! ⠀ WAIT…get paid to travel?! Yes! There are many ways you can work around the world, you just need to get creative with how you do it. ✈️ I have a loooong blog post outlining this at: bit.ly/GSEworktravel ⠀ 🌎 HERE'S HOW TO GET STARTED: ⠀ 1. Figure out the length of time you can travel: short-term (a couple of weeks to a few months, like vacation time off work or summer break), long-term (about 6 months to a couple of years, has an end date) or open-ended (jobs with no end in sight or business opportunities you create). ⠀ 2. Only look at jobs that can fit into the time frame you can travel - this will cut down the overwhelm of the many different types of travel jobs out there. For example, if you have limited vacation time off of work, you won’t be able to sign a year-long contract, at least right now. However, that could be a goal you work toward if that's what you prefer! ⠀ 3. Go from there! Figure out how to apply for and land the job, if you need any certifications, or how to start the business venture. It’s definitely not as easy as it sounds…but if this is what you want to do, it is so worth it when you’re able to TRAVEL for your job! ⠀ 4. Feel free to DM me @allyarcher if you have any questions! I love talking about this kind of stuff. Check out the blog post too if you’re interested in this as it is pretty helpful! bit.ly/GSEworktravel
How I flew from California to Bali for only $5 (no joke) ✈️🌎✈️🌎✈️ We all want to know each other’s secrets to finding the best cheap flights, so here are mine: ⠀ 1️⃣ Travel Hacking! This is mainly for US people or those who can get credit cards with sign-up bonuses. Nomadicmatt.com is an awesome site to get more info, or simply google “travel hacking” - this is how I used points (40,000) to get my Bali flight for only $5.60 ⠀ 2️⃣ Scottscheapflights.com: This guy knows ALL the deals, and I actually found out about his site through a post in the gLt group! His email list is free and he sends out super low deals or mistake fares all the time. ⠀ 3️⃣ Skyscanner, Kayak: use their explore map tools to put in your departure city, and it will pull up the prices to fly to cities around the world! If you haven’t tried it yet….TRY IT! Give yourself some extra time to be distracted by your wanderlust…😍 ⠀ 4️⃣ TravelPirates.com: Mistake fares, flight sales, and deals on vacation packages! Plus, their branding/“voice” is super playful and fun. ⠀ 5️⃣ Layovers! From Bali I flew to Krabi, Thailand, and had a loooong layover in Singapore. While I’ve love to return to Singapore for a longer visit, it was super awesome to get to spend the night and explore the city on my way to Thailand! If your layover is long enough, you can get a glimpse of a new place [TIP: Make sure you have any visa/entry requirements covered before you go!] ⠀ I have many more tips on my IG and blog so make sure to follow me @allyarcher so you don't miss them! 🙂