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🌷HOW TO GET MORE TIME OFF TO TRAVEL🌷 . . . 📍TIP 4: Extend your Work-related Business Trips📍 . . . There are two ways of doing this. First, you could purchase a ticket that would allow you to return on a Friday. That way, you can freely extend your stay up to Sunday and return on Sunday. But if your return is scheduled on a weekday, chances are, you would be expected to return back to work within a day or two. In that case, negotiate with your boss to get more time off to travel and extend your trip by a few days. . . . #travelwithclem
🌷HOW TO GET MORE TIME OFF TO TRAVEL🌷 . . . 📍TIP 3: Sign Up for Professional Trainings.📍 . . . Professional trainings are a good way to leverage work and travel. You get to travel for a purpose, but you then after your training, you can do all the (other) fun stuff like sightseeing and being a tourist! . . . Landing professional training opportunities can actually be easier than you think: with a great work ethics, great recommendations from work and a good reputation, you can easily stand out from the crowd and get your boss to pick you for that work training in Greece! #travelwithclem
🌷HOW TO GET MORE TIME OFF TO TRAVEL🌷 . . . 📍TIP 2: Spice Up your 3-day weekend📍 . . . Maximizing on the weekend is always a great way to include more travel in your life. Some might say it’s only 3 days (or two and a half), but trust me: it’s better than nothing. You could opt for a road trip, go away for the weekend in a neighboring state or island. With 3 day weekends, the best options are always to stay either within the country (in which case, you visit different cities), or to travel within the region. You get to save on time and you can still plan a whole day of activity before heading back home. Either way, there are a lot of ways to make these experiences more meaningful.
🌷 HOW TO GET MORE TIME OFF TO TRAVEL🌷 . . . "How do you have time to travel so often?" This is one of the FAQ that I receive almost every day on IG. So I decided to let you in on a few of my secrets. Over the next 3 days, I'm going to share 8 genius tips to get more time off to travel! 📍TIP 1. USE ALL OF YOUR VACATION TIME.📍 . . . Sounds like a no-brainer, right? But here comes the catch: I spoke to business executives, company managers, HR recruiters, etc. And many of them told me that in 5 years, they only took 2 weeks of vacation. Sounds like madness, but it happened everyday. We get so consumed with our work that we feel like taking a vacation is either a waste of time, or not possible because team relies on us, the boss relies on us, and the world is going to crash if we leave for a week or 2. . . . Guess what? You are better you work, at home, with friends and in everything you do, when you are more fulfilled. And for this to happen, you need to take a break, take the time you deserve and disconnect. That's why there are vacations. Fun stat: On average and around the world, an entry level job gives you anywhere between 10-21 vacation days. Of course, this tends to vary based on the country and the industry you work in. If you live in a country like Brazil or New Zealand you could get up to 30 days of vacation time. But regardless of how many vacation days you get you should USE THEM ALL! #travelwithclem
📸❤"If your dreams dont scare you, they aren't big enough". Guess what: I'm scared every freaking day. But the good kind of scared. The kind of "scared" that makes you wake up in the morning and hustle because you know what the end goal is. And that is good. The good kind of "scared". . . . #travelwithclem
A taste of happiness. A pinch of love. A dose of personal satisfaction. And an overwhelming sense of gratitude to God for all the blessings that keep pouring unexpectedly. Oh, just some of the things I felt as I delighted in this rooftop breakfast on my second day in Marrakech. . . . See, whatever situation you are in right now, is definitely part of the journey to get you to your final destination. But it is probably something you once wished or prayed for. At least, for me it is. . . . Traveling to Morocco was in the dreams, but never in the plans, or at least so soon. And the conditions of that travel are perhaps one of the most stressful travel experiences I have had up to date. But it happened. And it was great. And it was one of the most memorable adventures I'll ever have. . . . So as I sat on the rooftop terrace of my riad that morning, I felt all those feelings. But above all, gratitude superseded. . . . #travelwithclem#visitmorocco
🇲🇦 Aladdin's magic: something you feel as you twine through the narrow trails of the Medina. Or the sound of iron that is being forged in the depths of the souks. Or perhaps the overly enthusiastic call of the merchants who try to encourage you to stop at their stalls, just for the "pleasure of your eyes". Maybe it also comes from the smell of freshly cooked tajine at the many restaurants around, from the sight of young girls bargaining over a pretty keychain, or from the trails and streets crowded with excited tourists, eager to feel more of that same magic. . . . 🇲🇦 A day in the medina in Marrakech? Ha. It's an entire journey. An adventure. A trip in itself. A chance to feel Aladdin's magic.
🇲🇦"Yaala, Sofia!" Hamza kept cheering on. I could tell Sofia was just not motivated that day. Not the oldest and definitely not the youngest camel from the group, but was not Sofia's first camel ride. Yet, it was mine. Naturally apprehensive at the idea of what could happen, I held on tight to the anchor ad Sofia rose from the floor. We then rode around "La Palmeraie", this fancy-ish neighborhood in Marrakech characterized by luxurious villas and palm trees everywhere. . . . Hamza told me about the history and life of Tuaregs in the desert, the difference between male and female camels, and everything else that I dared asking. We joked about dating across different cultures, and even talked about personal and professional career goals. Our conversation was fun, lighthearted, and relaxing. Of course, occasionally interrupted by Sofia who would stop along the way to snatch some fresh air. . . . Hamza would try to redirect her, but I reassured: "let her be. We, women, dont like to be controlled". And as soon as he let go of her rope, we started following Sofia's lead. There couldnt have been a better denouement to this camel ride. . . . Swipe right to see paradoxical shots of me freaking out but also having fun! #travelwithclem#camelride#marrakech
🇲🇦Kings and Queens. Temples and Palaces. Morocco, in a whole, is full of history. Though its culture is mixed with outside influences, the Kingdom of Morocco has tailored its customs to what is dear to its people. You can feel it in the way they prepare their tajines. Or in the way they build their palaces. Even in the way they do their Hammams. And the unicity of Moroccan culture is reason enough to explore, and want to come back.
🇲🇦🌷I stepped into the heated room, ready, excited and a but anxious to have my first Moroccan Hammam experience. "Relax Madam, just lie down", Sana said. She rubbed my skin with some Moroccan thing, and said she would be back 5-10 mns later. Instead of letting myself go into this entire experience, all I could think of was the list of emails (and the people I had to message) I had to send once I get back to my riad. A bit fidgety at first, my mind was racing and focused on everything else but relaxation. I was already done with work, and the weekend part or this trip was supposed to be a vacation: so why was I not able to relax? . . . Then Sana came back. With a loofah in hand, she blessed my skin with a black soap scrub. And bam, it happened. With every round of hot water rinse, I could feel my pores opening back again, my worries going away and my skin coming back to life. I was finally able to enjoy the goodness, and there was no other option: I had to make this feeling of wellbeing last as long as I possibly could. So I ordered a relaxing "Argan Oil Massage". . . . They say "you can't leave Morocco without experiencing a Moroccan Hammam". And I'm glad I was fortunate to experience one, while also learning something new about myself. . . . Swipe right to see captures of the full experience.
🇲🇦Tajine. A traditional Moroccan dish cooked in a terracotta pot. One of the foods I've been feasting on these past few days in Morocco. And certainly, a regal I'll truly miss. Chicken, beef, meatballs or kafta, tajine, you have my heart. . . . Swipe right to see more Moroccan delicacies. Mouth watering effect guaranteed! #travelwithclem#visitmorocco🇲🇦#moroccanfood
Murals in Morocco reflect not just native, but outside influences from Spain, Andalusia, and even India. The designs are generally a product of the artistic expression of each architecture, but commonly feature geometrical forms or flowers. Ancient palaces, mosques, and riads (traditional homes) are typically decorated using this traditional Moroccan style. And you'll be able to recognize it on pictures on my feed, as well as other people who have visited Morocco before. . . . Have you ever been to Morocco? Is it on your travel list? #travelwithclem#visitmorocco
🇲🇦I'll tell yall a little story, but first, let's get some #tea. . . . The first time I experienced drinking tea as a commonality was on my recent trip to #Senegal, where #attayatime is #teatime. As you would have seen in my stories then (and highlights now), tea time is a time of communion, sharing and hospitality. It is also well known to me that drinking tea is a tradition well spread across the Maghreb, but in reality, I didnt know where it came from. . . . Turns out, it started with colonization and trade. According to history, the culture of drinking tea in North Africa came in the Maghreb around the 17th century, with Egypt as the point of entry. However, it didnt spread as much as it has right now. Following the Crimean war, the English were looking somewhere to sell all their tea stocks, by fearing of losing them. That is how tea ended up coming to Morocco. With colonization, it became a big business. With population flux, it spread across other countries (such as Senegal in West africa, Mauritania, etc). So I guess it was originally an English thing then. . . . Now, I dont know why that part of culture never spread to Cameroon. God knows a girl would have loved sipping her tea in a silver tea cup while dissecting the meaning of "Cogito Ergo Sum". Maybe then I'd have passed philosophy in high school. Plus I love tea. So much. . . . Are you a tea or coffee person? #travelwithclem#moroccantea#teatimes
🇲🇦Some places you only know of, just as a dream, or a bucket list destination. But then that day, that dream finally comes true, and then you end up going there. And Morocco has been one of these countries for me. Finally, I popped my Morocco cherry! . . . Travel with me as I explore a few of Morocco's cities! Head over to the stories. The adventure has begun. #travelwithclem
Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. (Ralph Ransom). . . . But in a world where we constantly seek instant gratification (or rather, are somehow forced into it), we tend to forget that simple notion: there's no rainbow without rain. Let me tell you straight: whatever you want in life, you can have it. But only and only if you're willing to do the work! . . . One of the most common questions I have received over the past few years is this: "how do you get the money to travel the world?" . . . So I thought: why not share all the tips, lessons and genius advice that I have learned, acquired and grasped over the year, and show you how you too can double your income so you can travel the world (or fund whatever dream you have)? . . . So said, so done. This summer, I'm launching a "Master Freelancer Course"! Everything you need to know to get a side hustle, double (or triple your income) and fund whatever dream you have! . . . Drop your email in the #linkinbio to join the wait list. This is what you've been waiting for. #travelwithclem
Bloom where you are planted. 🌷 Whatever situation you're going through is meant to take you to the next level of your story. So dont shy away from the pain, no matter how deep or shallow it may be. Grow through it as you go through it, and bloom where you are planted. Only, when you're past that stage, will you realize that it all had a purpose, and you'd be grateful to have gone through it. . . . Just kind words of encouragement I thought of sharing with you, as April is just ending and we are starting the second quarter of the year. . . . 📸Taken with my Nikon DS3400, unedited. #travelwithclem