Travel with Confidence and Courage

A travel course for people who want to improve their travel skills.
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  • Lectures 29
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE AND COURAGE is a comprehensive online course designed to assist you in becoming the confident traveler you’ve always wanted to be. The course will help you identify what keeps you from traveling internationally and will squash those fears! 

  • Are you afraid of traveling alone? That’s okay. Lots of people start from that place. 
  • Not so sure about eating at restaurants on your own? No problem, we have an answer for that. 
  • Concerned about getting lost in a country where you do not speak the language?  Worried about being lonely? We’ll address those concerns and more in this course. 
By the time you complete the last lesson you will have more confidence in your travel abilities than you ever thought possible. And you’ll have travel resources and tools at your disposal. 

Last, but certainly not least, wild dogs won’t be able to keep you from booking your dream trip. We’re talking toy poodles here, wiener dogs, and those funny looking kind that shake and have no hair. You are going to travel baby! 

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to see the world (or some part of it).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the time you complete this course, you will have more CONTROL because you identified the fears that have stopped you from traveling
  • You will have more POWER because you analyzed those fears and released them of their power
  • You see an increase in your CONFIDENCE because you examined your comfort zone and took steps to expand it
  • You will have more KNOWLEDGE because you leveraged the resources around you
  • You will also have more PRIDE since you tackled your fears and found out they weren’t so scary after all
  • Lastly, you'll have a COMMUNITY full of dreamers and travelers all eager to support you

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who dreams of traveling world but hasn't yet because something inside is stopping them.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:53

Bonjour! Ciao! Aloha!

We are Kristine and Toni, the co-founders of Journey Soulo and good friends. The two of us share a passion for the personal growth, wild adventures, and great stories that accompany solo travel.

We love to talk about our own transformations through travel and our desire to  encourage others to get out and start accumulating their own adventures. (Especially over dinner and a bottle of wine.) But our favorite thing is to relive the funny experiences that you simply can’t escape when you travel internationally.

If you dream of traveling the world, but haven't quite done so yet, you are in the right place!

Course Overview
02:23
Section 2: What's Stopping You From Traveling?
07:05
Afraid to travel alone? No worries! It happens to everyone. In this lesson we review the most common travel fears. 
04:59
In this lesson, Challenge Your Beliefs, we invite you to examine what exactly is stopping you from taking your dream trip and walk you through a step by step process to diminish the power that those limiting beliefs have over you.

In the External Resources section, we invite you to check out the websites and books of Byron Katie.


07:45
In this lesson, Toni walks you through a sample Four Questions exercise. 

In the External Resources section, we invite you to check out the websites and books of Byron Katie.
00:50
It's your turn to try applying the four questions exercise to your own limiting beliefs. Your homework is provided below.
Section 3: Let Go of Your Fears
04:34
In this lesson, we focus on what you will miss if you don't take the trip of your dreams. Little moments, opportunities to challenge yourself, you get my drift.
05:20
In this lesson Toni walks you through the What Are You Missing? exercise.
02:06
In this lesson, I review the true cost of not following your travel dreams. (It's kinda high.)
07:29
Toni reviews an example of the Cost exercise. 
00:55
Homework time! Ok, nobody likes homework, but this is the kind where you learn more about yourself! And when you are done, you'll be that much closer to reaching your travel dreams.
Section 4: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
04:21
In this section, we are going to explore your comfort zone.. what are you comfortable doing? What not so much?
06:30
Toni walks you through the Comfort Zone and Rating exercise.
00:44
Now it's time for you to explore your own comfort zone. Give it some thought. Be creative. This is the chance to start having some fun!
09:58
Let the games begin! Let the hilarity ensue! Let's get this party started by dance-stepping your way out of your comfort zone! (Dancing is not necessarily involved.)
01:38
We did it! Did you see that crazy video of us on the street? You can do it too! Pick something you are uncomfortable doing... then do it!
Section 5: Overcome Your Travel Fears
02:27
Kristine reviews Journey Soulo's travel challenges: 
  • Eating Out/ Drinking Out Solo
  • Meeting New People
  • Using Public Transportation
  • Getting Lost
03:23
Meet Rob, Toni's brother. He decided to test out Journey Soulo's Eating Solo Mini-Mission. This is the first time he's ever gone to a restaurant by himself!

For more fun, we've added a video of Kristine's daughter Lulu eating out on her own for the first time. She's six-years old. Check it out under External Resources

05:21
In this lesson Toni reviews the Eating/Drinking Solo travel challenge.
Some fun stuff in the External Resources section: 

  • Toni & I filmed my six-year old daughter, Lulu, eating in a restaurant by herself. Now obviously, she wasn't completely alone. (Remember, safety first!) But we did completely ignore her during the whole meal, forcing her to entertain herself. So, for the purposes of this experiment, we think it's okay.
  • We've also linked to some iPhone apps you might enjoy. Most are free but one or two might have a small fee. Check them out!

07:19
In this lesson Toni reviews the Meeting New People Challenge.
Under External Resources Toni & I have listed some iPhone apps that you might find useful. A few charge a small fee but most are free. Check them out!
08:05
In this lesson Toni reviews the Transportation travel challenge.
Under External Resources Toni & I have listed some iPhone apps that you might find useful. A few charge a small fee but most are free. Check them out!
09:29
In this lesson Toni reviews the Getting Lost challenge. Remember... safety first!
Under External Resources Toni & I have listed some iPhone apps that you might find useful. A few charge a small fee but most are free. Check them out!
01:23
Your turn! Hop on the bus, go to a new restaurant, get some food and meet some new people! It will be fun! We promise!
Section 6: Reach Out To Your Resources
04:47
Everyone knows a seasoned traveler (or knows someone who knows someone). In this lesson we talk about the importance of leveraging the resources around you.

In the External Resources section, we've listed two blogs posts from two of our favorite seasoned travelers, Susanna Loftis and Lisa Foxen, on why they love traveling solo!

06:29
Toni gives an overview of the Reaching Out to your Resources exercise.
00:22
Time to get your interview on. Find a seasoned traveler and start picking their brain. We'll help you!
Section 7: Envision It!
04:21
In this lesson we encourage you to envision your dream vacation and write home about it.
Section 8: Wrap Up
01:38
Last lesson! We're so sad! In this lesson we ask you to pull out your comfort zone rating chart and rerate your activities. We're guessing that some of the things you thought you could never do were kinda fun once you tried them.
01:40
Toni and I say goodbye. We'll miss you!

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Instructor Biography

  • Co-Founder, Journey Soulo LLC
  • Executive Director, Hawaii Council on Economic Education

Instructor Biography

Kristine Castagnaro, World Traveler

Kristine Castagnaro is co-Founder of Journey Soulo a company that provides products, services, and support to people who dream of traveling the world but are hesitant to navigate the solo travel terrain. She's been to thirteen countries in addition to the U.S. and has found international travel to be personally transformative.

Kristine is also Chief Operating Officers at Hawaii International Child a Hague-accredited child placing organization. She revamped the organization's internal operations by overhauling the management database, moving the organization to cloud computing, rewriting the policies & procedures, and redesigning the compliance procedures. While not working in operations, Kristine develops adoption programs across the globe. She's worked in Swaziland, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Japan.

Prior to that, Kristine was Executive Director of the Hawaii Council on Economic Education, a nonprofit that trains teachers how to teach economic literacy to K-12 students. She developed and implemented a popular fundraising event called the Wild Ride Stock Exchange during which participants used laptops to buy and sell virtual stocks over the course of an elegant dinner. She spearheaded the development of several curricula including Hawaii's first financial literacy series based on Native Hawaiian values. She designed and conducted, in conjunction with the office of Senator Daniel K. Akaka, three Economic and Financial Literacy Conferences to develop strategies for increasing Hawaii’s economic literacy and served as Chair of the Personal Finance Committee of the Legislature’s Asset Building Task Force. Lastly she executed Hawaii’s first Personal Finance Expo for 2,000 Hawaii residents – the effort included the recruitment of 80+ vendors and sponsors, the execution of the marketing plan, and the coordination of 50+ workshops and speakers. In her first five years with HCEE, she grew the organization 300%.

In her spare time, Kristine writes for her blog, "It's not Wine, It's Mommy Juice" and contributes as a feature blogger for "Families in the Loop" a Chicago-based parenting website known for its uncensored approach to parenting.

Kristine lives with her husband and two daughters in Honolulu, Hawaii. She can be reached at kristine@journeysoulo.com.

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