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6 of The Best Hikes With No Entry Fee

Best Places to Travel, Tips for Travel

Hiking is one of the most popular hobbies among travel therapists and allied professionals, and while state or national parks offer some of the most well-known hikes, not everyone wants to pay an entry or parking fee for an activity that is otherwise free! So, we did the research and found six gorgeous hikes that won’t cost you anything. Make the most out of your travel therapy career and see some of the beautiful scenery that America has to offer. Check out these six gorgeous hikes that don’t cost any money:  

Your 4-Step Guide to Travel Therapy

Travel Therapy Advice, Traveling Advice, Tips for Travel

Starting your next (or first) travel therapy assignment can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience, not only for the potential change professionally, but living in different towns may require a lifestyle change! While you get the opportunity to make an impact on patients, explore the country, and earn more, you also have to drop everything and move, possibly leaving a stable job for the unknown, all while living away from your friends and family. If you’re ready for your next great travel therapy adventure, keep these tips in mind to successfully tackle your next assignment like a seasoned pro: 

Beat Boredom on Assignment With These Hobby Classes

Traveling Advice, Tips for Travel

One of our favorite recommendations for how to make a new city feel like home when you move for an assignment, is by taking a group class that interests you! These classes are a terrific way to test your talent (or patience) while meeting people in your area. Each city will have a different selection of classes you can take, we recommend looking at Facebook Events or Groupon to find local classes that interest you, or you can check out one of these staple classes: 

Tips For Traveling With Your Pet

Travel Therapy Advice, Traveling Advice, Tips for Travel

Almost every day we’re asked by travelers, “can I bring my pet on assignment with me?” And the answer is absolutely yes, it may just be a bit more difficult to find housing. Many rental apartments or houses don’t allow pets on the lease, so if you can’t find a pet-friendly rental you may feel like your options are out. But, working in travel therapy with a pet is totally possible! Classifying your pet as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) might just be the way to go! ESAs can live in no-pet buildings and aren’t subject to breed or weight restrictions. Keep in mind, this isn’t a cheat code so you can move four dogs into your apartment; ESAs are federally mandated and regulated to protect both pet owners and landlords. Our pets can play a huge role in our mental and emotional well-being, so we're going over how the ESA’s guidelines for qualifying your pet, the documentation you need for landlords, and how to find a therapist or doctor to help:

4 Reasons to Work as a Traveling School Psychologist

Advice for New Grads, Specialty Spotlight

Across the country, schools are experiencing an increased demand for school psychologists to support kids that aren’t getting the help they need.  Working as a travel school psychologist gives you the opportunity to make an impact on these expanding districts or rural schools with limited resources. Taking a “travel” contract doesn’t mean you’re only around for a portion of the school year or must relocate every 13 weeks, contracts can range anywhere from part-time, to 39 weeks, to a full year with summer school included! Working as a travel school psychologist will help you advance your career, challenge you, and give you freedom and flexibility in a way that permanent positions can’t. Empower yourself and your career by helping kids have a better shot at life-long positive mental health. Here are four reasons why you should consider taking a travel contract: