Here are my top travel therapy resources to help you on your travel therapy journey.
In the years that I have been a traveling therapist, I have used these travel therapy 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 on 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
Great Reads to get you Started
Here are some of my go-to reads that I recommend to new travelers or those thinking about starting to travel.
- How to become a travel therapist
- Understanding travel therapy pay rate
- How to find short-term housing for 13-week assignments
- What is travel healthcare?
- How To Find Health Insurance as a Travel Therapist
- FREEBIE: Get my ultimate packing list download.
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 looking to connect with the current recruiters 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!
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 for 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 them. I can then extract them as a file and send them to needed recipients.
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.
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world.
Landing is a subscription model housing network that has apartments in over 300 cities across the U.S. You can stay in these apartments with flexible, short-term leases. You can either set a move-in or move-out date for a set fee. You can receive more flexible pricing options. They also have a 7-Day Guarantee that if you are not satisfied with your home after move-in, they can move you to a new Landing or provide a full refund.
Using this link, you can save $250 off your stay with Landing.
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 is 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.
Packing can be a significant challenge for travelers. I love 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.
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.
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.
MedVenture is an app for healthcare travelers to connect. You can swipe through profiles to find friends on your assignment. Also, you can join their in-person events that regularly happen across the country to connect healthcare travelers.
Going Formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights
Going, formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights sends great flight deals directly to your inbox. You get to select airports that you follow and be notified via email when their team finds a good deal for you. It’s not uncommon to get emails from Going with deals 50% off or MORE typical prices.