Girl's Guide to Travelling
If you want to see the world explore untouched and exotic locations then this is the course for you! Whether you're an experienced traveller or not every trip can be a daunting and expensive experience. In this course you'll learn everything you need to know to save money, get the most from your time abroad, and maybe even turn it into a career or lifestyle.
We are both widely travelled - with Louise living as a full time traveller, and Christabel having explored all corners of the globe. We've both lived and worked abroad as well as taken on volunteering placements, studied in other countries, and of course backpacked along some well trodden trails. If you're thinking about taking the trip of a lifetime, or simply taking your travelling skills to the next level then this course is a no-brainer.
This Girl's Guide to Travelling has everything you need to know to stay chic on a budget. We don't believe you have to miss out on any experiences in the name of money saving, but that you can cut corners on mundane things and reuse that to buy once in a lifetime memories. Travelling needn't mean you lose all your glamour either - we're big advocates of smart packing that allows you to still look glamorous and chic for all your instagrams!
Girl's Guide to Travelling covers:
If you're ready to go on the travel adventure of a lifetime then sign up for our course today!
In this course we're going to be letting you in on all our travel secrets. As a girl you're going to want to feel glamorous and relaxed throughout, and as accomplished world travellers ourselves we know exactly how to do that. From tips on what you should back packing, to choosing where to go and negotiating for bargains as you go around we'll make sure you have the most magical (but thrifty!) adventures possible.
For this first video we wanted to introduce ourselves and give you a bit of an insight into our travelling history and accomplishments. We have both been travelling the world for almost our whole lives, and have covered everything from travelling solo, to organised tours, to small groups or couples.
We will start by introducing ourselves and giving you a quick taste of what’s to follow!
Studying abroad is a great option if you want to travel but don't want to take a career break or don't have a lot of cash available to spend. Studying often comes with grant funding, and gives you a great chance to get really embedded into the country and culture. In this lecture we give you some tips on where to look for study options and the best way to go about them.
In this course we will talk through how you can really make the most of your time abroad and extend travel time but working abroad. We will talk from our own experiences of working holiday Visa’s. How you can maximise earning potentials so you can travel for longer, go home with cash in your bank and also have international experience on your C.V. We will also talk about how you can work remotely abroad!
In this course we will talk about how you can really make the most of your time abroad by giving something back. We will talk from personal experience and discuss options and best way to go about it in order to make sure you are really doing something worth while, avoiding scams and not taking away jobs from locals
In the course we will run through everything you need to do before your get on that plane, from what you should pack, book and organise. You know what they say fail to prepare, prepare to fail ;)
The more money you save the longer you travel and ultimately the more you can get out of your trip. Backpacking is of course about travelling on a budget but at the same time you don’t want to miss out on all sorts while you're away, or have to come home early to the real world because you haven't saved enough! We will talk through out top tips on how to maximise your saving and how much you need to realistically save!
We will talk though what different parts of the world have to offer, we will talk from experience and help you decide if you are better suited to staying on the backpacker track or trailing off a bit
An often overlooked factor - vaccinations are rarely discussed but totally essential. It really could be a life or death decision. In this lecture we'll give you tips on how to make sure you've got all the vaccinations you need, and how to decide what to get.
No One wants to get sick, to avoid this as much as possible, get your vaccinations done in the right time frame before you go! Be sure to shop around though, these can vary dramatically in price, from being free to very costly!
If you are away for a long time, you will want to make sure you have got this packing thing right! There is Nothing worse than being in the middle of nowhere without those essentials, it can be the little luxuries that make all the difference. Although you can buy lots of stuff while you're away, you can’t find everything!
While you are away your bag become your LIFE. It has all your worldly possessions in it, make sure you have right backpack or suitcase to suit you. It may sound simple but this be the difference to making your trip stress free!
In this lecture we will talk about how you can maximise your space in your bag without compromising on style on comfort. We will give advice on essential items to keep you both warm and cool.
In this section we will discuss essential cosmetics to pack, what you can and can’t buy on route. We will discuss cosmetics for climates, what size is best to carry. We want you looking and feeling as gorgeous as possible. This is really something we are experts at!
We all know flight time is mega boring and the time really drags.You also feel horriabe getting off a plane. In this lecture we will give all our secrets on how to stay and feel fresh and kill the boredom on a plane. It’s worth watching as if you backpack you will spend a lot of your time flying and hanging out at airports, the not so fun part!
In this section we will talk about ways to get around. We will talk from our experience the best options, what is the most comfortable and cost effect.
In this section we will give advice from our experiences of how to make your trip a of a life time but still within a backpacker budget.
In this lecture we'll look at some handy tips for both saving money and making money. It's amazing how much difference small switches can make - by saving just £5 a day you can accumulate £1800 a year to spend on an incredible holiday. Here's some tried and tested advice that we use on a daily basis to make sure we keep our bank balances boosted.
Here's a quick tip about a book that we have both found really inspiring. We're sure you'll love it too, whether you're someone who already lives a fairly minimal lifestyle, or a self confessed hoarder like us!
In this chapter we get fully stuck in to our favourite subject - shopping! We'll be giving tips on where o go, how to find beautiful things to save for a lifetime, and why we love to shop abroad.
We are both shopperholics . If your are watching a girl's guide to travel then are are sure to want to know how to get the best shopping experience from your trip. We will give you all our knowledge of what really is worth getting your hands on. From having clothes tailor made to finding amazing fake handbags to secondhand goodies!
We like to think we are pretty good at Bartering. The most important thing is you feel like you are getting a a bargain. Battering is a bit of game, we’ll run you through the process…
When you land on home turf, it can be a whirlwind of emotions. On the one hand it can be great to see all your friends and family, most of us suffer from those post travelling blues. Here are some great tips to get you feeling positive and organised on your return home.
In this section we will talk you through how to save those precious memories. It’s not just about the facebook pictures and constant reminders for years on on your time hop. Creating a bucket list book with all you’ve achieved and all that you have left can be a great way to keep those memories
Having a clear out when you get home is great way to feel refreshed and organised. You will find lots of your stuff worn out from your trip, you will also find thing in your wardrobe at home that you haven't missed. It’s a great way of earning some extra pennies for your return.
In this lecture we will talk about a few things you can do towards the end of your trip in the sunshine to make you feel more at ease with going home and to make the transition back to ‘normal’ life as pain free as possible.
Hello! My name is Louise Croft, a professional fashion blogger, entrepreneur, freelance PR, and life coach, from England. I have a first class business degree and have worked in a wide range of industries across the world. I'm currently a digital nomad travelling the world while I teach and create courses.
I'm passionate about helping other people achieve their potential through all aspects of their life. I really hope my courses will help you do better in everything from your career to your personal confidence. Udemy is now my full time job, combined with my fashion blog, and I'm so excited to share these skills with others.
I'm constantly creating new courses both on my own and in collaboration with other experts, so let me know if there's thing you'd like to see in particular. Currently offering sales, negotiating, fashion, study skills, make up, skincare, coaching, creative writing, interview skills, and many more.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the learning journey!
Life Coach and Personal Assistant Passionate about saving money, travel, recruitment, and general smooth running of individuals and businesses day to day lives.
Based in the UK and a graduate in Sociology.
I am entrepreneur by nature and offer a range of courses on Udemy that are practical and cover a huge range of subjects - certainly something for everyone.
I have worked professionally in headhunting and running large corporate graduate assessment centres, as well as working In Sydney for a worldwide Children's Charity in their recruitment department.
Please contact me for Executive and Personal Assistance requirements. I am happy to work on short term/long term projects and roles according to individual and business needs. I am also willing to travel abroad at any time.