5 tips to planning your perfect holiday
A) Use the help of aggregator sites such as skyscanner for airlines and Trivago for hotels but always make your purchases from the airline / hotel itself because sometimes going through a 3rd party site causes problems like bookings being lost
B) Get a translator app if you're going to a foreign country. The kind that helps you type in your chosen language and is translated in written foreign language or spoken foreign language for locals in that country to understand and help you. This is because not every country speak English as a native language esp Korea. So you're gonna have to get creative
C) Get cost savings by using sites like Klook which is famous for asian countries deals and discounts. I got my Korea Rail pass, portable wifi and sim card as well as theme park tickets to Lotte World on Klook and I saved quite a bit vs buying it on the spot
D) Use tools like google streetview to help you gauge the neighbourhood and surrounding area of a particular place you're interested in. This will help you have an idea if you like the neighbourhood before you decide to book it / is it safe for a solo traveller / too many slopes for older travellers or people with bad knees.
E) Research, Research and Research
Its the only full proof method to a well planned trip without any unplanned surprises. This also helps you maximise your number of days at that particular location and making sure you visit everything that tickles your fancy without any unforeseen circumstances
I love planning full-proof trips and I spend months planning them. If you would like any advise or help planning your trips for you, happy to do so.
my Qoorio success story: group experience
While Qoorio is currently associated for knowledge sharing between two people, I found a case where I wanted to hack the system a bit and experiment how would knowledge sharing work with multiple people.
You see, while building our product once in a while we like to get out of our own juices and invite complete stranger to get some answers about user journey of buying new home. In this case the stranger was Danielius, charming and detail oriented Qoorio engineer. I just had to meet him because we share the same surname, we both code and wear glassses, and we have 100 Facebook friends in common, so I thought that we must be cousins or smth.
I also figured - he could also spice it up (no pun intented) our meeting by showing how to cook best burgers at home. So I reached out and asked if he could come over. He agreed and I went some grocery shopping to beef it up.
The results? First, the value of sharing knowledge was much higher, because he shared his authentic thoughts about questions we cared, and we could ALL interact and ask questions. That may also a be a problem - getting in front of group strangers might be humiliating, especially if you intravert. But I think Danielius held it well, right? :)
What went well? I think it was good decision to set up event in home environment, rather than in office, because it was more informal and allowed us more ways to engage and interact - in our case cook. Meeting new perspectives, learning new sills is something fun in general, and I believe the entire group enjoyed the experience and got inspired - wether its about burgers, or about real estate.
What I would do differently next time? First, I would add more structure. The more people, the more buzz and chaos, which you need to account for and add extra time. Second, I would also set up more context what is expected from us a group, and our guest upfront to reduce potential stress. We also had this fuzzy moment where it was not clear whether our official time was over or we should just continue hanging out.
And that was my group experience at Qoorio. What was your corkiest and the mos unique experience from Qoorio meetings?
My 5️⃣ types of content you need to share on your social media:
1. Client's feedback and reviews - we all want to be in safe hands. 🤝 And nothing speak louder than seeing that you helped to create great results for your past clients!
Oh, and isn't it nice to see other people succeeding?! So celebrate your clients' successes and wins loud and proud 🎉🎊
2. "Small win" content - every time your audience read your content, they ask themselves "what is in it for me?" 🤔 So it's your task to give them some awesome value - to make sure that they come back for more!
A useful book recommendation, an app, life hack and anything else that your audience can try right now always works.
3. LIVE translations - it's a great format to share some valuable content and educate your audience. 👩🎓
Also, it helps your audience to get to know your personality better (and as a result, like you even more 🙂 ) ! So this type of content is an absolute win-win.
4. Reels videos - Instagram loves reels right now and push and promote this type of content. ✨ So if you are thinking about reels... the best time to give it a go is NOW! I can't wait to try them out myself. Such a great new IG addition.
5. Various lists - "must have" items to buy, top places to visits, books you should read, 5 ways to save time,... 📚
This type of content is great because people love simple and clearly presented useful information. I am always amazed how many people save and share this type of content.
So here you are! 5 types of content that you can't go wrong with. Save it, share it and come back to it every time you lack some new ideas. I am sure your audience will thank you for it by showing their loyalty 👯♀️
And now tell me - which type of content do you enjoy the most? 👇