Scott, our Asia Director, shares his insights on how to adjust to a new setting in our latest blog: Shake or Kiss? Questions to Help Understand a New Culture.


With any new trip overseas, the hunt begins for the best flights, prices and even layover destinations. I sometimes use travel agents when things get complicated or I run out of time, but for the most part, I consider finding the perfect flight as some sort of quest with personal satisfaction as the prize.

There are many online sites to use to help ...

Scott returns again with an insightful post on Country Shock.

Traveling or living in a new country and culture can be exhilarating, full of fun and serendipitous experiences.  Meeting new people, eating new foods, experiencing new cultural ways of thinking will enliven your life.

But… meeting new people, eating new foods, and ...

Part 2 is here! Check out Scott's helpful hints in preparing for travel in 7 Steps of Travel Prep - Part 2.

Scott, our Asia regional director, is writing for us again! Enjoy his two-part series on preparations for travel. Below is his first installment: 7 Steps of Travel Prep - Part 1.

Meet Scott. He is our regional director for Asia and knows a thing or two about long flights!

Tips for thriving on long flights

Eight hours into my flight from Los Angeles to Singapore I realized that I still had TEN hours to go! Even though I was surrounded by 300 new “friends,” I was a bit worried about my mental ...

Traveling can be rough, especially during the winter months where you are hauling extra clothing, navigating holiday travelers and avoiding cold and flu season. Thankfully, there are many great tips and tricks to help make your trip a little more stress-free. Here are a few of our favorites:

Life's unexpected events continue to happen even when we travel and most of us have experienced lost luggage, a missed connection, an injury on your dream vacation or a family emergency while you are half-way around the world.

Before you hit your next destination, download a few apps that can make the experience more memorable and free of worry!  Take advantage of what technology has to offer. Travel smart and travel well!

HeyWire: You’ve heard of ways to contact people when you’re abroad, but this app allows travelers to send text, pictures, songs to ...

Hi! My name is Dani Gershon and I work part-time in the office at IDEAS.  The rest of the time, you'll find me in a gym, working as a certified Personal Trainer.  I love to help people stay active and live healthy lives! Here are some tips on how to do that while traveling.