How to Find Cheap Flights, Without Spending Hours Searching

Today, there are endless websites and platforms to book flights on. From airline websites, to travel aggregators, it’s overwhelming and often challenging to find the best deals. A quick search can turn into hours and hours of research and too many new tabs to count. This becomes overwhelming and exhausting and often makes us resort to purchasing a more expensive ticket later.

Our team at Behere, has been to over 100 countries and taken thousands of flights, so we know a thing or two about how to find cheap ones. We’ve also tried all the crazy booking myths to figure out which ones work, and which don’t. That’s why we’ve compiled our top tips on how to find cheap flights. With these tips, you’ll be able to book flights without breaking the bank.

1. Do your research

When booking flights, always do your research on the city’s airports and figure out the best option for you once on the ground. Oftentimes booking a cheaper flight to a further out airport will end up costing you more in time and money, than a flight to the more central airport.

2. Shop around, without getting overwhelmed

Google Flights – This is our team’s favorite tried and tested flight search engine. Here you can enter your departure airport and see flights to anywhere. Plus, you can filter based on arrival or departure time, airline and more. They include budget airlines as well – something larger sites often omit.

Momondo – They search all major and budget airlines, plus English and non-English websites to find the best deals. They find great options, but navigating the different languages and currencies can be challenging so be mindful when using.

3. Ignore booking myths

You don’t need to book at 1 am on a Tuesday or 68 days in advance to get the best deals. While booking in advance is helpful, 6 – 12 weeks out is generally a good time. Anything more than that is most often not a better deal.

4. Loyalty isn’t always necessary

Sometimes flying with the same airline you always use will end up costing you a lot more. If you don’t have points or your company isn’t using that airline, then do a little research and opt for the airline that has the best deal. Just be wary of extras! Discount airlines are well priced, but only come with the basics. All the extras like checked luggage, food, and more leg-room, can really add up if you’re not careful.

5. Get a new travel credit card

By getting a travel credit card, you can rack up points for flights on your everyday purchases. Do a bit of research and choose a travel credit card with a hefty sign-up bonus. Here’s an up to date list of travel credit cards on Forbes to get started. Then use those points for free flights or large discounts.

6. Sign up for newsletters

Airlines will announce sales and discounts to their email newsletters first. Signing up for them will let you be the first to know (and snag a seat) when these deals are launched and for how long. Our team also uses Scotts Free Flights and Secret Flying newsletters to stay up to date on deals, and error fares.

7. Be flexible with your dates

Sometimes, flexibility with your dates can mean the difference of hundreds of dollars! Try looking at the cost each day of the week for both your arrival and departure date to save some serious cash.

8. Always search ticket prices for 1 person

Even if you’re traveling with a friend or group, always search for tickets for one guest. This will show you the best deals, as airlines always show the highest ticket price for all parties in the group.

9. Limit your search time

When searching for a flight, it’s easy to get caught up in finding the best deal and spend hours or days searching. If you’re not in a rush to book or travel this might not be a problem. But if you’re a busy person like most of us, you’re wasting your valuable time. Find the best airports, head to your favorite search engine, choose flexible dates and book the best deal. Done.

Using the tips above you can often save hundreds, if not thousands on flights. We know there are more tips for finding great deals, we’d love to hear yours in the comments below!

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Why to Start Traveling as an Entrepreneur

You did it, you took the plunge to go full-time freelance or become an entrepreneur. After countless late nights, questioning whether you were ready and dealing with challenging clients, you took the leap. At first, it was amazing! You had all this free time, could work from home in your PJs, and do your laundry during the day. Over time though, this wears on you and you realize you’re working all the time and not taking advantage of the flexibility you created for yourself.

Sound familiar? For many freelancers and entrepreneurs, this is the case. When getting started you often need to just buckle down in one place and dedicate your time to landing clients. But overtime you settle into a routine and hopefully have recurring clients. Once you feel settled in your business, it’s the perfect time to start planning to work while traveling.

When we say that we don’t mean that you’ll be sitting on the beach typing or living out of a suitcase always in transit. No, the most productive way to work and travel is to spend time in a new place. To get to know that place and develop a routine but most importantly be inspired by the new environment you’re in. Ideally a month or more, so you feel settled, comfortable and productive. That’s why we’re sharing how to start traveling as an entrepreneur and why you should get out of your house.


  1. Choose your travel dates

    The first step is choosing a date that you want to start traveling on. Ideally, don’t plan it at the same time as you’re onboarding a new client as you want a day or two to travel and settle in. It’s important you choose a realistic date you can commit to and it’s okay if it feels a bit nerve-racking. We always recommend giving yourself at least a month in a new place to get settled and feel connected to a place. This also helps you feel more comfortable and productive. It also gives you the opportunity to build new connections in that place.

  2. Do the prep work

    Some freelancers like to tell their clients if they’re going out of the country or timezone. This is entirely up to you but make sure you outline what this process will look like for you. Ensure you download all necessary tools, like these tools for freelancers to make sure you are set up for success.

  3. Remember why you started

    When you first started freelancing what was your #1 goal? Was it to be your own boss? Work from anywhere? Travel more? Spend more time with friends or family? Whatever it is, you need to do those things. Life is too short to get stuck in a hamster wheel, especially once you started for different reasons. So if you want to travel, then make it happen and stop making excuses.

  4. Schedule in downtime

    You might want to explore and see everything when you get to a new place but pace yourself. If you try to cram every touristy thing in you’ll likely end up feeling burnt out and unable to work. Take your time exploring and schedule in downtime, for relaxation. While traveling as an entrepreneur it’s easy to get caught up in still working nonstop then filling your free time with exploring your new city. To stay balanced and not burnout, give yourself breaks and make ‘me-time’.

  5. Meeting new people can change your life

    If that isn’t reason enough to get out of the house, we don’t know what is. By traveling, or even just joining a coworking space, you can meet people that impact your life. Whether its a new business partner, connection, sale or friend, connecting with new people is essential. It doesn’t have to feel like stuffy networking.

  6. New environments create new inspiration

    It’s true, new places help you find new inspiration. They help your brain expand, and help you feel more creative and inspired. When visiting a new city or area, you’re often flooded with new and exciting sights and colors. These help you tap into new inspiration and ideas that you otherwise wouldn’t have had sitting at home. So if you’re feeling like you’re lacking inspiration, traveling may be just the fix.

  7. International cities give you a global perspective

    If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, going international might just help. By visiting other cities and seeing how business is done there, you might find new opportunities for your own business. Often gaining that new perspective is essential to helping you come up with new ideas for your business. Plus, you’ll get exposure to businesses and ideas that you wouldn’t have gotten while sitting at home or in your local coffee shop. By traveling as an entrepreneur you’ll gain so much new knowledge.

  8. Travel is FUN!

    Let’s think back to the reason you started your business in the first place. Hopefully, more flexibility and time for fun were part of those reasons. And travel is fun! It is an adventure and can be hectic but it’s an amazing learning experience. You have put so much work, time and effort into your business. You need to enjoy the fruits of your labor, explore and have some fun.

  9. Solo travel helps you gain more independence

    Maybe you are feeling just a bit too comfortable in your life and business. Perhaps a bit stale or unfulfilled? In search of something more? Traveling somewhere new can help you find that. Instead of waiting for someone to finally go traveling with you and making excuses, go solo! Solo travel is amazing, we shared all the benefits of it here. It also requires you to make all your decisions, become more independent and push yourself out of your comfort zone. It’s a perfect way to help you grow. This growth can translate into your business too.


As you can see, there are so many reasons to take your business on the road. That’s why we shared these tips for how to start traveling as an entrepreneur. If you really want to grow, learn, have fun and take advantage of the flexibility you’ve created then travel. After all, we know you didn’t start your business to sit in your house working for 16 hours a day ;).

Please note: We know not everyone has the flexibility to do this, and it is intended for those whose businesses do not have a physical presence nor have dependents to take care of at home. 

Ready to finally take your work on the road? We can help with everything from where to stay, to where to work, to where to eat. Learn more here.

11 Female Freelancers Share How to Get Dream Clients

“What is your #1 tip to get dream clients?”

We asked 11 freelancers, creatives, and consultants from around the world to share with us how they land dream clients.

From strategists, to editors, content curators and marketing consultants, they’ve all dealt with the process of landing new clients. So, here are their best tips….

Monika Kanokova, Freelance Community and Content Strategist

“It’s actually pretty simple. Start a side project. Do something you love (and tell everyone) that you want to be hired for.” Connect with Monika: Website, Instagram, Twitter

Veronica Stoddart, Travel Editor & Content Marketing Consultant

“The most effective way to get dream clients — and the way I’ve gotten my best ones — is through networking. It seems obvious, but it really does work. A consultant’s best contacts are those they already know in their own industry. One of my favorite clients came via a professional colleague who approached me with a plum project, unsolicited. So take every advantage of your own network.” Connect with Veronica: Website, Instagram, Twitter

Madison Hanna, Founder of Curated Compass

“If you’re on a digital platform designed for a specific purpose, don’t be afraid to color outside of the lines and get creative with how you want it to work for you. I landed one of my dream clients through CouchSurfing. While I primarily use this app for what it’s designed for, housing and local cultural exchange, I was fortunate enough to attract the eye of my first client. I was clear in my profile description that I was traveling abroad as “a first-time digital nomad and was looking to connect with creative entrepreneurs who were in need of some PR/Marketing skills.” My client was in town for a coworking conference and while he wasn’t hosting, he was looking to connect with interesting folks working remotely. We met up for coffee, and two hours later, I had a job offer. Use your authentic voice whenever possible, and let people know what you’re all about, remember: there are no rules!” Connect with Madison: Website, Instagram,Twitter

Laura Oliver, Freelance Writer, Editor, and Digital Media Consultant

“It goes without saying that you need to work hard to build a good portfolio and make sure you have your wish list of dream clients ingrained in your mind or close to hand. But in addition, it’s worth pushing yourself too. When I launched my freelance business a mentor recommended a one-off, business launch email to my entire contacts book. No one minds getting an update like that – it’s a great way to reconnect with people and put your work at the front of their minds.”

I also try to challenge myself and pitch to dream publications regularly – especially in new markets as this will help strengthen my business as well as satisfying a personal goal. Each time, I research the business and try to find the right person to speak with. Even if my pitch is rejected, sometimes it’s about making those contacts and learning how to improve your pitch for next time. There is such a thing as a good rejection.” Connect with Laura: Website, Twitter, LinkedIn

Lazarus Agency, A Digital Marketing Agency

“For us, visiting the client has been very helpful. I know that is impossible for most digital agencies. My partner and I were having beer at one of our favourite, small scale brewery. We were genuinely interested in their story and their process as we loved their beer. After talking for almost an hour and half about how they got started, their philosophy, and where they see themselves in the future , we got their business card. We are currently in conversation with them about next steps, but it’s amazing that showing interest in someone’s story can lead to better things. We also love their product so it is a win-win for us!” Website and Instagram.

Amy Ahrens, SEO Freelance Writer

“Honestly, my best clients are referrals from competent people that I have worked with previously! For clients that refer me often, I’ll send a handwritten thank you and Starbucks card or offer a freebie – like a blog post. It truly works wonders!” Connect with Amy: Website, Instagram, Twitter

Milou van Roon, Founder of Explorista Media

“My number 1 tip for getting dream clients is actually pretty boring: network! Make as many connections as possible. Get to know people. Help them. Don’t sell to them yet. Just go to events, do public speaking, keep a blog: make sure to expand your network and more and more people know who you are and what you do. People work with people they know and like. Eventually the work will flow naturally to you!” Connect with Milou: Website, Instagram

Kimberly Erin, Travel Blogger

Be as personable as you can be within professional borders. There is nothing wrong with sharing a little personality with your clients, it helps to build trust between you and them. As human being, I believe we are attracted to a warmer tone than cold and robotic. Don’t be a robot, show them who you are.” Connect with Kimberly: Website, Instagram, Twitter

Evie Smith, Founder of Rebellious PR

“I think my two biggest tips in getting a dream client is that a) they do something you love and believe in. b) You jive with them – you can see a harmonious partnership or the opportunity to learn and grow with them.” Connect with Evie: Website, Instagram, Twitter

Jenn Sharp, Freelance Journalist

“Growing my personal network has been key to my success. I always pay attention to what people/businesses in my city are doing, and approach them with ideas for a communications strategy if and when it’s applicable. Clients have come out of interviews I was conducting for a different organization, too. There are usually people who need help with some kind of communication/media strategy – they just don’t know it yet!” Connect with Jenn: Twitter, Instagram

Julianne Pepitone, Freelance Journalist

“The best clients are those who are responsive, professional, and clear about their desires. So I hold myself to those standards! I pride myself on being reliable (which shows in my filing projects ahead of deadline), easy to work with (I want my client to know that when they hire me, it’s as good as done..and done well), and clear in my communications. Conduct yourself as the consummate professional and you will attract clients who do the same.” Connect with Veronica: Website, Twitter

Want more freelancing tips or just getting started freelancing? Check out our Resources for even more tip

Super Stressed? Here’s How to Cope With Stress Without Quitting Your Job

When Carole King’s border collie went missing in July, she decided to quit her job and devote her time to finding her furry companion, People reported. After a 57-day search, the Washington State woman was reunited with her dog.

We love this heartwarming story of love and perseverance. But how can you get through stress, when taking time off from work or putting your career on hold isn’t an option? Experts offered their tips for coping at work when you’re going through stress.

Set realistic goals

Sometimes it’s inevitable that what we go through outside of work affects our output or energy on the job. You can’t expect yourself to be performing at the same level as when you were at 100%,” says Annie Varvaryan, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist.  But the key is to be clear with your boss if your work — or your team’s work — is going to be affected. “Don’t hide it,” says Kerri Twigg, a career coach and job search strategist. “See if you can bring in some extra support on some projects.”

Surround yourself with support

Some people’s tendency during a tough time is to isolate, notes Varvaryan. But it’s important to “allow yourself to connect to people you trust or are close to,” she says. Sometimes what we need most is someone to help validate our feelings, but it’s OK if you don’t feel comfortable sharing details with people you work with. If you’re tight-lipped all day, try to connect with friends or loved ones when work is done, says Elizabeth Cohen, Ph.D., a New York City-based clinical psychologist.

Prioritize self-care

In the midst of a tough time, self-care can feel like a lofty, unrealistic goal. But experts agree that even the simplest acts can impact your well-being during a hardship. Twigg encourages packing “lunches that are healthy and nourishing” as a start.


If you worked out a flexible schedule, such as coming in later than usual or leaving early to tend to what’s going on in your personal life, be sure your manager knows how to reach you when you’re not in the office. It’s also important to let people know when you’ll be offline and won’t be checking email or texts. While it can be uncomfortable to have these talks upfront, being direct is often the best way to avoid added stress.

Take breaks

It may not be realistic to take a sabbatical from work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take mini-breaks to restore and replenish you throughout the day. Twigg advises “blocking out 10 or 15 minutes in [a private] room to meditate or just sit in silence.”

One other thing we recommend at Behere is asking to go remote. Being able to be comfortable at home, or get away to a new city, can really help you deal. All the while working remotely of course. We shared resources for asking to go remote here. Good luck and remember that this will pass too.

Written by Danielle Sinay for Thrive Global. Originally posted here.

How To Use Things You Own to Reduce Stress and Boost Motivation

What’s your most cherished value? We all have driving forces that keep us inspired and motivated, whether it’s supporting our loved ones, giving to those in need, finding fulfillment in our work, or making a difference in our community. 

Determining your most cherished value and using it to your advantage can drastically change your approach to your work, infusing you with additional internal motivation, says Rebecca Greenbaum, Ph.D., professor of human resource management at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations.

That’s where value triggers come in. Value triggers are items that represent something that matters deeply to you — for example, a key ring that belonged to your grandmother can be used as a value trigger representing how you prioritize family. “A value trigger is a physical reminder of your core values,” Steven Hayes, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Nevada and author of A Liberated Mind, tells Thrive. “It is there to help you refocus back on what matters most to you, making you more inclined to act in line with your highest ideals.” 

Value triggers are especially effective at keeping your work life on track. “Having purpose prompts employees to want to go to work and do a good job, without focusing as much on external rewards,” Greenbaum explains. “When the going gets tough, an employee’s sense of purpose reminds them of the importance of their work, and gives them the fortitude to move forward.”

Here are four expert-backed tips for finding your own value trigger:

1. Do some soul-searching

Before you choose an object to act as your value trigger, it’s important to make sure you’ve chosen a value that truly resonates with you. Hayes stresses the importance of avoiding choosing certain values due to pressure from others. For example, if your mother greatly values tradition, but you value independence, make sure to follow through with what youbelieve — not with what will make others happy.

Additionally, Hayes urges against choosing values you believe you should have — that will only create internal distress. “Values chosen out of emotional avoidance or entangled ‘have to’ thoughts push you down rather than lift you up,” he tells Thrive. “True values are something you seek — they are not methods of running away.”

And make sure your value integrates naturally into everything you do. “The ones that work best are intrinsic to being and doing, such as behaving honestly or lovingly,” Hayes says. “Values like that protect you from stress reactivity and burnout.”

2. Choose your item carefully

Value triggers come in all shapes and sizes. A few common examples include pictures, jewelry, or even a Post-It note, Hayes notes. He also suggests using more intangible things, such as a mantra or ringtone. Greenbaum proposes displaying quotes in your office, or creating an email signature that is meaningful to you, to serve as daily reminders of your core value.

The key here is choosing something that fits naturally into your daily life. Set yourself up for success by making interaction with your value trigger inevitable. “If you want to be reminded of the values you bring to your home life, pick a trigger, like the keys of your car, that you will have to interact with before you go home,” Hayes says. “If you take your wedding ring off at night, use that little moment of putting it back on in the morning to think about the kind of spouse you want to be that day.”

Many people already carry around value triggers without realizing it: pictures of loved ones in your wallet or on your desk, wedding rings, or award certificates hanging on your office walls. The trick is making use of that trigger.

3. Tap into the power of rituals

Value triggers are effective — but only when you actually use them. Hayes explains that value triggers are something of a use it or lose it scenario. Simply having a value trigger isn’t enough to reap the benefits.

In order to get the maximum benefit, you have to make a habit of finding meaning in your value triggers, Greenbaum notes. Rituals can enhance a person’s self-control, and allow them to focus on what’s most important. Employees should start their work days reminding themselves about their values, and how they’ll uphold those values throughout the day, she says.

4. Reflect and reevaluate as you go

Remain mindful about what matters and never take values for granted. Both experts emphasize the importance of deep reflection throughout the process of choosing and utilizing value triggers.

Reflecting on values regularly allows you to continually determine their importance in your life. “Make a concerted effort to reflect on your values before entering a situation where those values may be challenged,” says Greenbaum. “By actively and strategically thinking about the application of your values, they will become an integral part of how you work — rather than something that you attend to only when it is convenient.”

And don’t be afraid to reevaluate your values as the need arises. People change over time, and so do their values. By reevaluating, you can make sure that the value you choose to prioritize always matches up with where you are. “It’s okay if your values change. The idea is not to find the ‘ideal’ value, but to be actively engaged in the process of finding out what matters most to you. Hold them lightly, but pursue them passionately,” Hayes says.

Written by Katie Santamaria, Former Thrive Global Editorial Intern & Editor-at-Large for Columbia University. Originally shared on Thrive Global.

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The Surprising Reasons You’re Procrastinating — And How to Stop

There are many reasons why people procrastinate. Among the most common excuses are poor time management, or being easily distracted, and while these explanations may be true in some circumstances, our tendency to put things off is often a more psychological matter. As Nic Voge, the senior associate director of Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, explains in his TEDxPrinceton talk, some people use procrastination as a form of self-protection. His logic (which is backed by research on self-worth theory) is this: If we perform poorly on a task, our procrastination is at fault, rather than our intellect or skill level. 

Similarly, fear of success could also play a role in your procrastination. “You may be afraid that being successful will cause problems and you will have more and more expectations upon yourself. You may become the object of competition or envy,” Jane Burka, Ph.D., a psychologist and co-author of Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now, tells Thrive. 

Though procrastination often feels unavoidable — especially when we are contending with a fear of failure or success — it’s completely manageable. And the tools to combat it are not as convoluted as you might expect. Understanding the root of your procrastination habit can help you set out on a more proactive path. If you find yourself postponing pressing tasks, ask yourself these three questions to better understand why you’re procrastinating in the first place, and how to better manage the habit moving forward.

Question #1: What am I trying to avoid? 

This is an important step to putting an end to your procrastination habit. Burka recommends asking yourself: “What difficulties would arise if I actually did my best and got this done on time? What would I have to face that I don’t have to face now?” Your answers might show you that the challenges you’d face wouldn’t be so difficult after all. Maybe you are avoiding feedback from your manager, or you’re hesitant about beginning your next project. Knowing what is holding you back will allow you to devise a plan to cope in a healthier way, and finally get your work done. 

Question #2: How do I waste my time? 

What do you usually turn to when you’re putting off a dreaded task? Maybe you log into Netflix, or take care of a much less-pressing item. Daryl Chen, the Ideas editor at TED, calls these your “‘greatest hits’ of wasting time,” and we all have them. Becoming familiar with our own habits can help us overcome them. Try identifying your top three “greatest hits” and jot them down. If you catch yourself doing one of them, take a “mindful minute” to meditate and focus on your breath. Then, bring your focus back to the task that needs to get done. 

Question #3: Why is this task meaningful? 

Recognizing the larger meaning behind your work is another way to lower procrastination, and this skill is known as “motivational competence,” Tim Pychyl, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ontario, Canada, tells Thrive. While there is no “magic bullet” that will instantly spike your motivation to get something done, Pychyl says you will procrastinate less on tasks that are not only congruent with your goals, but also intrinsically motivating. 

But what exactly can you do if that larger meaning isn’t loud and clear? Upon completing a task, take a moment to recognize one distinct reason why your work is important. Did your report help your company reach a business objective? Did your email help a client solve a problem? Make a point of celebrating your own achievements. Rejoicing in the small wins can go a long way in boosting your morale, and beating procrastination. 

Originally posted on Thrive Global here. Written by Jessica Hicks, Editorial Fellow at Thrive Global.

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How To Handle Judgement About Your Need to Travel

Guest Post by Allison Colin-Thome

I first began travelling, by spending a year in the U.K. for adventure and freedom.

That year became two and as I began my preparations to return home, I knew my family was expecting me to begin a life I would no longer be able to.

I was a different person. The world and all of its possibilities had started to reveal itself to me in those two years. I wouldn’t be satisfied with a stable 9-5 paycheque, climbing the corporate ladder, saving up for retirement. I just didn’t know it at the time.

So I tried. I got that Corporate job, began climbing that ladder. But every once in a while that familiar unsettling returned and I would have to set off somewhere, doing the best I could with the meager vacation time North America allows.

Every time I returned though, the rumbling was louder. I knew I was going down a path that wasn’t right for me, I just didn’t know how to get off.

It was 2013 when I first started thinking, really wanting, to live abroad again. I didn’t know where or for what purpose – other than escaping the path I was currently on. I was frozen by the judgement from others I knew I would have to confront – society, family, even friends that were making choices I ‘should have’ aspired to. It took five more years for me to eventually take the leap and book a one way ticket to Colombia.

What changed in those five years? I’d like to say that the opinions of other people stopped affecting me. Or maybe that the judgement in itself all but disappeared. Sadly, that’s not the case.

I believe it was three key things that shifted for me during that time that made the difference and gave me the courage to eventually book that ticket.

1. I Found My People

The ugly truth is that the people who don’t support your decision to travel may never. That has to be their problem though. Don’t put energy into moving a mountain when that effort is better spent elsewhere.

When I was thinking about moving abroad again I was very selective about the people I told. For the most part, I didn’t tell my friends or family. Instead, I found a whole online community of travellers who were living the nomadic life I was aspiring to. I shared with them my dreams of moving abroad and they gave me the support I desperately needed. When you surround yourself with people that are doing what you want to do, it makes it easier to ignore the people that aren’t.

travel judgement2. I Became Clear on My Why

When I moved to the U.K. it was about growing up and gaining independence. The second time I felt the urge to move abroad though, I couldn’t clearly articulate why. I had been working so hard to build this life for myself. Why would I want to put it on hold? Not being able to confidently answer that question makes it far easier for judgemental comments to seep in.

During those five years though I began exploring alternative career paths. That eventually brought me to Coaching and building my own online business. Suddenly I had my answer. Moving abroad would allow me the opportunity to focus on starting my business and kickstart my new path. It wasn’t about putting my life on ‘hold’. My future had now become more important than my past, and my travels were a key factor in making it all happen.

3. I Reflected On My Achievements

I have a theory, that the opinions and criticisms of other people more easily affect us when we believe there is truth to it. When it comes to travelling, there are people that view it merely as an ‘escape from the real world’, as if it adds no value to one’s life. But it does add value! A ton actually. Having a clear understanding of that helps those comments bounce right off.

I may still have a fear of creepy crawlers, but drop me in the middle of nowhere and I will happily find my way back home. I’m proud to say I have beloved friends scattered around the world, people with experiences and backgrounds that I continue to learn from. And for all the beauty and magic I’ve seen in this world, I’m proud (and incredibly fortunate) to say my travels have greatly contributed to my personal sense of gratitude. This is what travel has done for me. It has opened up my world.

The thing is, whenever someone chooses a path that is ‘different’, there are going to be naysayers. Those that will judge, roll their eyes at your choices, and ultimately try and make you feel as if you’re not living up to the ‘standard’. But we’re not here to live up to their standards. We’re here to make our own rules, carve our own path. And ultimately, live the life that makes us the most fulfilled. It’s never easy to be the renegades, but it’s always worth it.

Ready to push past the naysayers and follow your need to travel? Get started by choosing a city here!

Guest Post by Allison Colin-Thome. Allison heads up Career Off Script, where she helps young professionals find their ideal work, so they can stop waking up for just a paycheck, and instead have a career that means something to them. She cuts through their confusion by helping them figure their strengths, their motivators and their true needs so they can find careers they love and finally take their next steps with confidence. After a bumpy journey of her own, Allison left her career in Corporate Recruitment to pursue the work she loved. She started her business while spending time in Colombia learning Spanish and can either be found sipping Earl Grey in a midtown Toronto cafe or online at

Here’s How to Beat Jet Lag and Get Back to Work

One of the greatest joys of remote working is being able to jet-off to a sun-kissed paradise when you feel like it. You just need a laptop, phone, and internet connection. Whether you’re in the middle of NYC, or lounging on a tropical island (hello trip to Bali!) as long as you have those, you’re good to go.

But all that jet-setting can take its toll. If you’ve swapped the daily grind for a globetrotting lifestyle, then jet lag can take hours, even days, out of your schedule. This can leave you drained, fatigued, and behind on important deadlines. Luckily, there are a few ways you can combat jet lag and get back to work quickly.

1. Fly During the Day

If you fly at night then you’ll be more prone to falling asleep. If you’re crossing time zones, by the time you land and wake up, it could be time to fall asleep again. Whenever possible, fly during the early morning hours, stay awake during the flight, and try to adapt to your destination’s local time.

2. Avoid the Booze

A quick drink before the flight might seem like a great way to start your holiday and get you into the spirit. However, if it’s a working holiday and you want to keep the jet lag to a minimum, save the drink for later. Alcohol consumed at altitude can have a stronger effect on you, leaving you dehydrated and tired. It can also really bump up those effects when the jet lag eventually kicks in.

The same goes for sleeping tablets and sedatives in general. It may sound like a great way to shorten the flight, but it will only leave you tired and brain fogged for the first couple of days of your holiday. You may also want to avoid consuming too much coffee. If you’re a caffeine addict, drink in moderation and save your biggest dose until the plane lands – assuming it doesn’t land during the night.

3. Fly Smart

Some planes are better than others at helping you to beat jet lag. The A350, for instance, comes equipped with advanced humidification and air purification systems. Plus, it has lighting systems that simulate natural light regardless of the hour.
The same applies to a handful of other long-haul planes, but the plane isn’t the only way you can keep natural cycles. You can also try to stay within the same or similar timezones. If you have any pressing deadlines, make sure you’ll have a chance to work on these while on the plane. That way you can spend more time acclimatizing and less time working when you land.

4. Break-up the Flight

If you’ve always dreamed of flying to Australia, Japan or China, think about breaking the flight up with multiple stop-overs. Not only will you reduce jet lag, but you’ll be able to fly for less and see more. You’ll be able to visit a host of beautiful countries on the way. Give yourself a few days at each to truly explore all there is to see. This will also ensure your body has adapted before the next stop.

5. Eat Well and Move

Avoiding DVT on a flight is essential, especially if you’re already a greater risk. This is also true if you’re flying long distances or if you fly a lot. The things that help you to avoid this potentially fatal issue also help stimulate blood flow and keep jet lag at bay when you land. If you spend the entire flight sitting still, you’re going to be stiff and fatigued by the time you land. However, if
you get up to move (or be as active as you can be on a plane) it’ll be like any other day and you’ll be ready to go. You also need to eat well and avoid processed foods, as they’re loaded with refined sugars that cause your blood sugar to crash. Make sure you’re eating plenty of protein and complex carbs to keep those energy levels up.

Conclusion: It Can be Done

Jet lag is a real issue and it’s not something that will go away entirely, especially during long- haul flights. But if you follow these tips, you can keep it to a minimum and ensure it doesn’t impact your work.

Now that you’re ready to beat the jet-lag, book your next trip with Behere below!

Written by Nicky Sarandrea; a freelance writer who has written on dozens of subjects and published thousands of articles. He is a large advocate for the remote working and co-working industries and works out of the Cross Campus Pasadena office.

How To Stay Fit While Traveling & Still Try New Foods

Being healthy is key to feeling good, and while traveling you want to feel your best. Traveling can be stressful though; your routine can get derailed and your health can pay the price. That’s why we wanted to share our tips to stay fit while traveling (and still try new foods!). It’s important to not let the changes while traveling completely throw you off. Instead, embrace them and figure out the best ways for you to stay healthy.

Our Tips to Stay Fit While Traveling

Use exploring as an excuse to exercise.

Go for a run on a beachfront esplanade, or tackle a steep set of stairs to visit a monument. Pack a good pair of running shoes, and take your phone to track your steps. Also, try a new class like spin or yoga at a local studio. You can meet people with similar interests, and even if there is a language barrier during the class, you can generally figure it out by instructors’ movements.

Buy basic workout equipment.

This small investment pays off. Purchase a cheap yoga mat and bring resistance bands for an at-home work out when you don’t have time to hit the gym. Apps like Nike Training Club or Sweat with Kayla Itsines have workouts that can be done anywhere, with or without equipment. For extra weight, try using large water bottles (or wine bottles) for squats and lunges.

Everything in moderation.

You’ve heard this before, but it’s extra important when traveling. Of course, go enjoy tapas in Spain and beer in Budapest, but while maintaining your health. One of the best parts of spending time abroad is merging your lifestyle with the culture of your new home. That’s why having your own apartment while abroad is so important. Make a simple healthy breakfast at home or toss together a salad with fresh market fish and veggies for dinner. Balancing your diet is key to experiencing the delicious food of the region, and knowing what choices provide nutritious, satisfying meals.

stay fit while travelingShop at local markets.

In cities across Europe (and elsewhere) markets provide easy access to fresh ingredients. There’s a reason nutritionists recommend perimeter shopping at the grocery store. A market is the more authentic, local version of perimeter shopping, as most vendors sell fresh, healthy, local and delicious foods.

Establish a new routine.

Your routine won’t be the exact same as at home, but that is a good thing! Figure out the best time to work out, shop for healthy foods, and include downtime for reflection. If you’re adjusting to a warmer climate, beat the heat and go for a run in the morning. Possibly the most important, take time to reflect on your new experiences. Your mental health is as important as physical, so take time to work on mindfulness and appreciate your adventure. When you book with Behere while working remotely, you’ll be able to make your own schedule and have a foundation.


Take time to stretch! Before and after long flights this is especially important. After long workdays as well. Five minutes of stretching can go a long way so stand up, lay down, however you prefer – stretch it out!

Using these tips can ensure you stay healthy while enjoying your time traveling. Adapting your current routine, and making changes to suit your new environment will set you up for success. Remember, it’s all about balance and staying active, so you can forget about any post-baguette regret!

Behere was created for you – to help you keep your routine, and stay productive, while in new cities. Plan your next trip below, in less than 2 minutes!

Written by Katie Tatham and Meesen Brown.

The Founder of Freelancing Females’ Top Tips to Freelancing

Are you considering freelancing? Welcome to the world of being your own boss! It’s a rewarding, challenging place to be. So we asked Freelance expert and founder of Freelancing Females, Tia Meyers, for her top freelancing tips.

  • Create your portfolio

    • The resume is practically dead in the freelance world. Portfolios can help bring your work to life  and allow your personality to shine through. Set up a portfolio site (I recommend Webflow and Squarespace) with a clear title of roles you want to be hired for, examples of your work, testimonials and a point of contact.
  • Build out a contract

    • No matter how small the job, always use a contract and ensure it is signed upfront. If you’re wondering where to start, here’s a great contract creator ( Additionally, in my contracts I outline the scope to always reference back to, my hours of availability and the ways you can get in touch with me. You’ll be thankful when you start receiving 11pm “emergency” phone calls with questions that could easily be answered by Google.
  • Start when you’re ready

    • Before you decide to throw your papers into the air and yell “I QUIT” there’s a few steps you need to take. Transitioning from a full-time job to freelance is quite a big change. You are now responsible for every aspect of your business. So it’s time to set yourself up for success. Line up your clients, save for at least 3 months of expenses (there are slow times) and get ready to market yourself.
  • Tell everyone!

    • No one will know you are available for work until you tell them. Friends, family, previous coworkers, LinkedIn, and Facebook are your new best friends when it comes to finding clients. People get busy and sometimes a simple follow-up email can open up an opportunity you otherwise might have missed.
  • Stick to your rates

    • Calculate your rate accurately from the start and present it with confidence. Keep in mind that you should also take into consideration new expenses like healthcare, taxes, etc. When it comes to freelance work, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all for jobs or projects, so it can be difficult to figure out pricing. Don’t be afraid to ask friends what they’re charging to better understand industry averages. You can also refer to Freelancing Females rate sheet to access over 2,000 freelance rates.
  • Trust your gut.

    • Even if a prospective client is making you a too good to be true offer, but something still feels off, it is okay to walk away. One of the highlights of freelancing is getting to choose who you want to work with and what you want to work on.
  • Automate your processes

    • Your time is highly valuable and the less you spend on the mundane tasks, the better.
  • Learn to say NO

    • Each new project defines you as a business owner, who you attract and the path you’ll go on. Save your “yeses” for the opportunities you are passionate about and that will help move you and your mission forward.
  • Take time off

    • You do not always need to be hustling. Give yourself those much needed days off. You won’t be able to do your job well if you don’t give yourself some time to rest and reset. & remember, the beauty of freelance is the flexibility.
  • Enjoy it.

    • You choose this path for a reason, and make sure to remind yourself of that when it feels like a struggle. Take time to celebrate every small win, because they are all allowing you to continue on your freelancing journey.

If you found Tia’s tips helpful, and want to better set yourself up for success in starting out your freelance business, this is a great article with actionable tips for getting started. Good luck and happy freelancing!

FreelancingTia Meyers is the founder of Freelancing Females, a global community of over 20,000 freelance women. Their mission is to support women on their journey of redefining their 9-5 by building resources, sharing vetted jobs, and offering mentorship and community. Find them on IG @freelancingfemales or FB @freelancingfemales.