Here are my top resources for traveling therapists!
In the years that I have been a traveling therapist, I have used these resources and found them helpful. Therefore, I am happy to share these resources with you.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that The Traveling Traveler receives a commission of product sales. These are all companies that have made my life easier as a traveler and I’m happy to share them. While some resources are free, some do come at a cost. Please do not spend any money if you feel that the product is not right for you. You can always email me with any questions.
Travel Therapy Resources
Traveler Facebook Group
Travel Therapy Therapists is a Facebook Group that I began in 2014, prior to starting this blog. The intention was to connect with other traveling therapists. It has grown into a place to connect with other travelers, share resources, and provide inspiration to others.
Note: This group is not for people wishing to share housing or jobs, it is for the discussion of traveling as therapists.
The Guide To Travel Therapy
Do you want all of your travel therapy questions answered in one place? The Guide To Travel Therapy is a six-hour course that takes you on your travel therapy journey from the planning phase, to finding a job, to being successful on the job. The course is created and hosted by ME (Julia) and includes a BONUS private Facebook group. If you want to start traveling or are a newbie traveler, this course is a MUST!
Connect with my Recruiters
If you are a therapist who is looking to connect with the current recruiters that I am using for jobs, please fill out this recruiter’s contact form.
Nomadicare is a company, owned by a veteran occupational therapy traveler Laura Latimer, who vets recruiters and pairs them with travelers. If you are struggling to find a recruiter, definitely check out Nomadicare!
Recruiters who have passed the interview and received the Nomadicare stamp of integrity will have gone through over two hours of interviews and vetting! Nomadicare knows the companies who have exclusive contract locations and benefits. They use that information to help fill your needs and get to your dream location faster!
Are you thinking about becoming a healthcare traveler but don’t know where to start? Imagine having all of the information laid out in front of you in an online course that you can watch from anywhere? Well, you can! Veteran radiology travelers, Kim and Erran, have created an online course, Traveler’s School, that answers EVERY QUESTION you may possibly have about traveling professionally.
www.Traveltax.com is your go-to location to have all of your tax questions answered. Please do not rely on recruiters, other travelers, or friends/family members to give you legal and tax advice. Speak to a tax professional, whether it’s somebody local or Travel Tax.
The Traveler’s Conference
The Traveler’s Conference, aka TravCon, is an annual conference of healthcare travelers. The conference is for travelers, by travelers and focuses on providing education, networking, collaboration, and FUN to the community. Mark your calendar to attend next year!
Scanner Pro is an app that I use to scan, collect, and send documents. Whether it’s a copy of a TB test or my state licenses. I use this app to scan them into my phone as a PDF and store. I can then extract them as a file and send it to needed recipients.
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world. If you are interested in hosting travelers or listing space in your home on Airbnb please read this blog: How To Start An Airbnb In Your Home
HomeAway & Vacation Rental By Owner (VBRO)
Extended Stay America
Extended Stay America has no lease terms and you get the comforts of a hotel and home. Stay for a week while you find an apartment or the whole duration of your contract. The Extended Stay America hotels that I have stayed at have varied and offered different amenities at different locations. My best advice to read reviews on the hotel before booking to get a better sense of the hotel itself. The Traveling Traveler readers can get a special discount on 30+ day stays (up to 50%). For the most current ESA promo codes, please check out this page: Extended Stay America Promo Codes.
Furnished Finder is an online website designed for traveling healthcare professionals. Travelers can input their contract location and information on the site. Then, vetted hosts can contact travelers with open properties. Unlike other housing sites, this site is specially designed for travel healthcare housing.
Packing can be a significant challenge as a traveler. I love by the motto “less is more!”.
I made some great packing guides that are available here:
Whether you are packing in a suitcase, car, or box, packing cubes can be a great way to help you stay organized while you travel. I especially like the designs from EZPacking because they have a clear design, which makes it easy to see what you have packed in the cube.
Turo is my new go-to site for renting cars on assignment. It’s like the Airbnb of car renting. Individuals rent out their cars by the day, weekend, week, or long-term. I’ve rented cars daily or by the weekend while traveling. I also saved over $500 on an assignment by renting a long-term car from Turo, versus a traditional car rental site. If it’s your first time renting a car, you can save $25 on your rental by booking this affiliate link Save $25 on your first ride with Turo.
MedBridge is an online continuing education and patient engagement provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and Physical Therapists. It is like a “Netflix of CEU’s”. As a subscriber, you have access to hundreds of online CEU courses as well as live webinars. The courses range from evaluation to treatment and from pediatrics to geriatrics. Courses also include topics that deal with compliance. The Traveling Traveler readers can use promo code “TravelTherapy” to receive up to 40% off annual subscriptions.
Many of you ask where I buy my scrubs since I’m 5’9″ and tall people know the struggle. I have been wearing Figs and Jaanuu scrubs lately and love them! Figs are more of your traditional looking scrubs, with anti-wrinkle and antimicrobial (is that seriously a thing?) fabric. Jaanuu scrubs are more trendy and stylish while maintaining the comfort and function of a uniform. Both can be purchased in long/tall sizes. All of the pictures that you see in me, wearing scrubs, are either Figs or Jaanuu.
Using the link above, you can get 15% off your first Figs order. If you use promo code “Travelingscrubs” you can receive 25% off your Jaanuu purchase.
Group Travel Resources
MeetUp helps you connect with like-minded individuals wherever you go. The site is comprised of groups that as the name implies, meet up. There are groups for everything from having brunch, to hiking, to writing, and painting. Meetup can help you to connect with others with similar interests in your new assignment location.
Intrepid Travel offers small-group tours to locations all over the world. Many people want to travel in between assignments for pleasure, but don’t know where to start, or don’t want to travel alone. I’ve used Intrepid for my own international travel, and recommend them for great, well crafted, small group tours!
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