Category: Shouts

Your Complete Guide to Organising a Company Retreat

Your Complete Guide to Organising a Company Retreat

Your Complete Guide to Organising a Company Retreat Established in 2006, Travel Out There’s key objective is to help ignite team spirit, raise morale and develop a more connected culture for our clients. A happy, motivated and aligned workforce is a productive one! We aim to accelerate trust, respect and friendship within your team by…

Corporate Event Give Aways

Corporate Event Give Aways

Remember your photo albums, stacked full of pics taken during school trips, holidays, drunken parties and weekends away – out of focus, badly framed, eyes shut, or even worse red, as if cursed by the devil!!  Those photographs were far from perfect, but what they lacked in quality was made up in character and emotion! Back…

Response to Sinek’s Managing Millennials

Response to Sinek’s Managing Millennials

Simon Sinek’s interview on the challenges facing Millennials and their employers in the work place has certainly resonated with people of all ages. I would highly recommend spending the 15 minutes to listen to Simon’s views. Should your time be tight, I have summarised some of the key points with some of my own ideas…

The Baby, the Boss and the Brand – The Travel Out There Journey

The Baby, the Boss and the Brand – The Travel Out There Journey

Travel Out There has always been a Disruptive Innovation since the company was formerly established in 2006. Please find below a bite sized overview of our exciting journey to date.   Sharing Great Experiences with New Connections and having fun! In 2005, Austin landed on Baltic shores and started a ‘hobby business’ to connect with…

“My 13 Year Love Affair with Latvia!”

“My 13 Year Love Affair with Latvia!”

My name is Austin Nicholas, Founder and Director of Travel Out There, and I have a confession to make…. I am having a passionate love affair with Latvia that began in 2003, during a reconnaissance mission to Riga for a football tour. Pre-Ryanair and Pre-EU membership the country was on the verge of great changes….

How to Create a Perfect Social Pitch & Communicate with Purpose

How to Create a Perfect Social Pitch & Communicate with Purpose

It takes just one-tenth of a second for us to judge someone and make a first impression. Not only are people quick to form first impressions, they are also fairly accurate. Why making a good first impression matters. Enhance others’ perception of you, Project trustworthiness, Inspire confidence in your abilities Exude friendliness, Approachability and likeability,…

Get on the front foot by understanding what is your why?

Get on the front foot by understanding what is your why?

Yesterday, I was invited to do a guest talk at Riga’s International School, to a group of captivated Economic students. The age group of the students was around 17 years old and I went in with the mindset of giving them some career’s advice that I certainly never received when I was as school. I…

Travel Out There Tip 1 – Less is More

Travel Out There Tip 1 – Less is More

Travel Out There Tip 1 We have started a weekly Travel Out There Tips vlog. Every week we will deal with a new topic. To stay updated make sure to follow us on Facebook or keep an eye on this blog. Last week we talked about Stuff. How to sort it and keep only the best stuff…

Life’s Balloons

Imagine a balloon represents each key area in one’s life and the air in side each balloon symbolises attention, time and energy: Work, Play  (if you think about your health & fitness as ‘Play’ it does not seem so daunting to maintain this habit). Family/Friends Learning / Self development  Which one of your balloons would…

How to Create a Perfect Social Pitch & Communicate with Purpose

How to Create a Perfect Social Pitch & Communicate with Purpose

It takes just one-tenth of a second for us to judge someone and make a first impression. Not only are people quick to form first impressions, they are also fairly accurate. Why making a good first impression matters. Enhance others’ perception of you, Project trustworthiness, Inspire confidence in your abilities Exude friendliness, Approachability and likeability,…

The Hunt for the Hippest Santa

  Travel Out There are on the hunt for the Hippest Santa. We have a good idea who this person could be, but we have no way of finding him, hence we are asking for YOUR HELP! What we do know: He often travels on tram 6 or 11 and gets off at Gertrudes iela….

Get on the front foot by understanding what is your why?

Get on the front foot by understanding what is your why?

Yesterday, I was invited to do a guest talk at Riga’s International School, to a group of captivated Economic students. The age group of the students was around 17 years old and I went in with the mindset of giving them some career’s advice that I certainly never received when I was as school. I…

Great Corporate Event Planning form for Event Managers

Great Corporate Event Planning form for Event Managers

Ok, so you have received a brief to organise a corporate event from a client or it might be the case that you have been given the responsibility to manage an incentive or corporate away day for your company. The age old saying ‘failing to plan, is a plan to fail’ is certainly evident when…

Last minute Valentine’s Day ideas

Valentine’s day. Probably one of our most hated and dreaded holidays. For single people it is a reminder that they are precisely that, single, and for couples it is simply a commercial stress day, reminding you that you have to buy cards, chocolate, flowers, jewelry, underwear, stuffed animals, romantic getaways and overpriced dinners for two. No wonder so…

Digital Detox Friday – A guide to a happier life

If you enter “Happy life” into Google’s image search you will quickly see that there is a pattern in the photos. They are photos of active, smiling people outdoors in nature. Sometimes surrounded by family and friends and a single person. We obviously have an idea of what a happy life entails, still we spend…

Digital Detox Friday – Work and Home life balance

We have spent the last detox fridays talking about the impact that mobile devices has on our free time and personal relationships. This Friday we will look how to handle the work e-mails and phone calls after working hours and the balance between work and home. Many employers give their employees work phones, tablet or…

Why we need creativity

Why we need creativity

What do you think when you see this? Garbage? Useless? Well some people look at it and think this: Creativity and imagination is becoming crucial skills for making it in the business world today. We are seeing less and less of repetitive work and jobs were you simply wait around for instructions. If you want to make…