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8 Lame Excuses for Not Becoming a Tour Director / Guide

Whatever your reasons are for not pursuing your dream career, they’re probably not good enough. Depending on your current life or financial situation, becoming a tour director / guide might seem far-fetched. Perhaps you’ve told yourself that now just isn’t

Storytelling: To Connect, Engage, Entertain

The following post was written by Sarah Elkins – writer, storyteller, professional speaker, and 2016 ITMI Symposium and Reunion keynote speaker. It originally appeared on her website, elkinsconsulting.com. I had a great time speaking at the International Tour Management Institute’s 2016 Annual

International Travel Careers – How to Travel for a Living

It can be challenging for recent college graduates to land jobs that align with their passion and expertise, particularly for those who pursued liberal arts. Maybe you majored in English Lit with an emphasis on Victorian poetry. Or perhaps you

Art Imitating Life: A Love Story Of Combined Passions

Evan Kilgore holds a fine arts degree in musical theatre and has worked as a freelance actor, singer and recording artist. While he was a student, he had the opportunity to take school trips to Europe, where he developed a

My Roam Sweet Roam…Oh the Places You Could Go!

San Francisco to Yosemite Heading to Yosemite National Park was definitely an adventure in itself. Winding up the foothills to the entrance, my anticipation was at an all time high, and I was thrilled to get to experience such a

Shelby Spahar

Shelby Spahar Organization: All Hands Volunteers Location: Nepal Service Work: Rebuilding homes, schools, and community development centers; demolishing dangerous and uninhabitable structures “I learned that in recognizing our common bond as humans, we

Travel, the Greatest Teacher in the World

Travel is the greatest teacher in the world. The people-to-people connection is what travel is all about. Travel creates global bonds that dwarf geographic distances and cultural differences. Each time your travel you weave a thread in a larger world

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