Alexis Left A Successful Career To Become A Solopreneur – And Lived To Tell About It. How She Did It.

From backpacking in Africa for six months to writing a book while living with her parents at age 27, Alexis is as experienced as she is accomplished. As a writer, journalist, social media strategist, and entrepreneur with a degree in journalism, she has worked with U.S. News & World Report, covering career and hiring trends and career strategy. However, five...

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Gtrot’s Travel Tip: Beating The Airline Food Blues

Carry rations rather than buy (less healthy, more expensive!) airport food. This is a win-win for your wallet and your waistline. Pack your snacks and bring along an empty water bottle. You can’t bring a full bottle through security, but if you bring an empty one plus a stash of crystal light packets, you can have some extra flavor on the cheap,...

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Gtrot Travel Tip: Safety First

Whether you’re traveling solo or in a pack, it’s important to take measures to maintain your personal safety. We ALWAYS recommend taking a taxi rather than walking in the dark, talking to someone while you are walking, keeping at least one person updated on your whereabouts, and making yourself familiar with the language, customs, and location before you hit the...

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Gtrot’s Travel Tip: Making Sure Your Body Language Translates

Body language matters! When traveling, especially overseas, make sure you understand the difference between respectful and offensive body language. Do your homework before your embark: if you know what to expect, there won’t be any accidental miscommunication. You are a guest in a different culture, so act accordingly. Be respectful, alert, and conscientious. The U.S. Department of State has a...

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Gtrot’s Travel Tip: Neat Feet

When traveling, always pack shoes that are light, conformable, and easy to slip on and off. You’ll be glad you chose slip-ons when you see fellow travelers fussing with shoelaces and zippers in the security line and even more glad when you don’t have to pay additional baggage fees for hard-to-pack shoes. Our favorite easy-travel shoes? TOMS. These funky canvas...

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Gtrot’s Travel Tip: The Wanderer’s Wardrobe

Make the most of your travel wardrobe by basing all of your outfits around a few basic, neutral pieces. Then, mix and match with colorful blouses, tops and scarves to create many looks and reduce the amount of clothing packed. Black can be your best friend. The best clothes are wrinkle-resistant, black and easily washed. To spruce things up, bring statement scarves, belts or...

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Gtrot’s Travel Tip: Pack It In

Keep it to a carry on. We know its tempting to fill your big suitcase for your trip, but try to resist. Limiting yourself to a carry-on will save your time and stress at the airport, plus practically eliminate the risk of becoming one of those “they-lost-my-luggage” horror stories.    To make this work:     Wear your heaviest layers on...

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Gtrot Travel Tip: What To Wear, Where

Wondering what to wear, where? Your travel outfit should be comfortable and wrinkle-resistant. Skip the belts and heavy jewelry for airline security – you’ll only annoy your fellow travelers by slowing the line. If you wear an outer layer, make sure it’s easy to remove. Security will be simpler, and you won’t be stuck sweating on an overheated plane. If...

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6 Universally Flattering Pieces

Trends come and go, but time after time I find myself reaching for several essentials that have been a part of my work wardrobe for quite some time now.  These pieces have a few things in common: classic, chic, clean lines, and universally flattering.  Such pieces can be found in a variety of cuts to fit any conceivable body type...

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Business Travel: Pack Right and Carry-on!

More airlines are charging upward of $25 to check a bag, even more for the second bag. The combination of rising gas prices, the cost of getting to and from the airport and the price of an aiport bottle of water makes saving on baggage fees a big relief. Follow the packing tips below to help keep all of your...

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