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Here are some travel therapy resources to start you on your journey, or elevate your travel therapy experience.

“Where do I start as a traveling therapist?”

That was a question I asked myself many years ago when I took my first travel assignment in 2010. Over the years, I’ve created many resources to help other therapists start and be thriving travel therapists. 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.

Exploring the Redwoods in Humbolt County, CA

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.

Travel Therapy Resources

Great Travel Therapy Articles I recommend everybody reads

These are my go-to travel therapy blogs that I recommend to new travelers or those thinking about starting to travel. The articles also link to YouTube videos where I talk about the content material. If you’re more of a visual learner, I hope you benefit from the reading. If you’re an auditory learner, then check out the videos.

Travel Therapy YouTube Videos

Here are some of my favorite travel therapy resources YouTube videos to share. There are plenty more on my channel. Make sure to subscribe for updates when I post new ones. I’m always taking suggestions for new videos to film and love your input.

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!

Find a Travel Therapy Job

Looking for a travel therapy job now? You can browse our job board of travel therapy positions from multiple companies to see if there’s a fit for you. When you fill out the contact form, somebody from the agency will reach out to help you. If you aren’t looking for a specific position now, but want to start working with a recruiter to help you get an assignment, then connect with a recruiter (below).

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.

Where to Find Travel Therapy Housing

Finding housing as a travel therapist is one of the ongoing challenges of this line of work. Here are some of my top places to find housing online.

a women and a dog standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking a lake

Furnished Finder

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

Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world.

Landing

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. With Landing, 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.

Travel Therapy Packing Recommendations

Packing can be a significant challenge for travelers. I love the motto “less is more!”.

an open car trunk packed to the brim with bags

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.

Car Rental

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.

I also use my Costco membership to rent cars from national chains with their discount.

Continuing Education For Travel Therapists

MedBridge

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.

More Travel Therapy Resources

Here are some resources to help you make friends, find travel deals, and more while you are traveling.

a women taking a selfie in front of a rocky beach

MeetUp

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

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.

Travel Tax

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.

Scanner Pro

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.

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