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Overcoming regional communication differences from north to south & east to west

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Traveling across the U.S. exposes traveling therapists and allied professionals to exciting new sights, cultures and cuisine. But, what many travelers aren’t expecting are the regional shifts in communication styles that can create a “language” barrier. While a career in traveling can push you outside your comfort zone, it can sometimes be a little more challenging than you expected. Here’s some differences you might face and a few universal responses that will help you cross all cultural and regional differences. Building trust, making friends & “Good morning!” While you’ll encounter dozens of friendly faces throughout each assignment, subtle communication differences can unintentionally cause you to leave a negative impression on folks around you. For example, a co-worker from a Midwestern state might be friendly and open right off the bat, while a client from the same region might fail to share important information during your therapy sessions because they think […]

Gearing up for adventure: National parks edition

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Being a traveling therapist or traveling allied professional can come with some serious perks. At the top of the list is your freedom to travel and explore the U.S. Maybe there’s a state you always wanted to explore? Maybe you’ve always wanted to follow Lewis and Clark’s footsteps? Or, hike the Appalachian trail? Take advantage of a traveling career and gain access to some of the most beautiful landscapes America has to offer. Here are four gorgeous national parks that our travelers have visited and loved: Glacier National Park Located in northern Montana, this protected land is known as the Crown of the Continent. Canada might think differently, but it’s hard to deny Glacier National Park’s natural beauty. Apart from breathtaking mountains and tranquil lakes and rivers, Glacier National Park features some of the best archaeology anywhere in the U.S. While you may not find many dinosaur bones, Glacier National […]

Here’s the Free Stuff You Can Get, Right Now

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As a #HealthcareHero, take advantage of giveaways, discounts and preferential treatment at businesses nationwide. Here’s your comprehensive list! Free Fitness & Mental Health Down Dog: To keep your physical and mental health strong, Down Dog is offering all of its apps – Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout – completely free for nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals through July 1. Fill out the form on the link to take advantage of this offer. Francie Perkins Coaching: With a background in healthcare and helping women through crisis, Francie Perkins Coaching is committed to helping healthcare providers get through their shifts in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Frontline nurses, radiology techs, and respiratory therapists can receive a free 30 minute life coaching session by emailing covid@francieperkins.com with a photo of your medical badge or ID. Headspace: To take care of your mental health right now, Headspace is offering its meditation app to anyone working […]

Summer’s coming.. have you thought about cave diving?

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Out of all of the excursions you can go on as a traveling therapist, cave diving is one of the most thrilling and exciting options. Described as an unbelievable adventure by Dive In, cave diving offers a unique glimpse at natural beauty that you’ll never forget: “Exploring the underground world is an indescribable feeling; leaving a narrow part of a cave decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, which then opens up into a huge chamber will take your breath away.” With as breathtaking and incredible as cave diving can be, it’s a challenging opportunity that can not be taken lightly in terms of safety. There are various steps you need to take to ensure your own well-being. Before diving into an unforgettable adventure, consider the following safety tips: 1. Go through the training process prior to cave diving You might be confident in your ability to dive, but don’t trust your […]

Empty nesters: Why you should become an RVing travel therapist

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Becoming an empty nester can be bittersweet. The kids are gone (or grown), but now you have the opportunity to get out, explore, and pursue hobbies and career ventures you couldn’t in the past. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of taking your therapy talents across the country but felt too insecure about uprooting your family and starting over. Now, you can exercise your passion to care for others wherever you feel, and you don’t even have to worry about signing a lease or putting money toward a short-term hotel stay. That’s because you and your partner or even best-friend can take the wide open road to your next travel therapy job and enjoy the journey in each other’s company. Here are a few reasons to consider investing in an RV for the rest of your career as a travel therapist: Convenience & Community Packing up and moving from place to place […]