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Experience Melbourne with Sights-n-Ventures

Educating Malaysian Students about Australia

The experienced team at Sights-n-Ventures has been creating customised itineraries for student groups coming to Australia for over 25 years. They know how to balance fun with education and ensure everyone comes home with stories to tell. Click through below to see more about the BBC Malaysia student’s itinerary and request a customised version for your student group.

3 Essentials when Organising a Trip to The Ashes

The next Ashes is August 2019. That’s just under a year away, plenty of time to properly organise your group. But only if you’re taking advantage of all that time to properly herd the cats, err, players.

Here are 3 key aspects you’ll want to stay on top of to ensure you’re not stressed out and can enjoy the tour yourself.

Wherever you go, there you are

I love my journeys, but I also love coming home. Traveling makes me appreciate what I have more each time. It has taught me to be more forgiving of others, more patient when they do not understand me, and more willing to question snap judgements about people based on superficial labels. This means every time, I travel with purpose.

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Travel That Transforms

What is Transformational Travel to you? Do you prefer to be independent? Guided? In a Group? If you’re afraid to be challenged, it probably means it’s time to be challenged. Next trip allow yourself to be changed and come home knowing more than when you left; about yourself, about others, about the world.

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3 Tips for Organizing Group Travel

Group travel and planning group trips is a challenging yet rewarding task for group leaders. We are the people who love to pull people together to have experiences that wouldn’t happen on their own. I’ve heard many horror stories and many triumphant stories of trips gone wrong and trips gone epic. So here’s a few tips I’ve picked up along the way.

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WordPress Plugin – Embed your Collection

We’ve made it easy to embed your public trips via our WordPress Plugin. Every premium client gets their own collection of listed trips available under ‘My Marketplace’ from the Planner dashboard. This means you don’t have to duplicate the content from your trip, simply embed the content you’ve already entered. Travelers can see all your listed trips, select the one that is right for them and click through to the YouLive to Travel Page. From there they can express interest, pay their deposit and ultimately experience the transformational experience you deliver.

I was about to build my own…then I discovered YouLi

We know travel businesses don’t want to worry about the Tech. They want to focus on the trips. It takes a lot of energy to keep a site running smoothly and we love doing it, so our clients can focus on creating unique travel experiences.

Being a Group Leader is Challenging, but so Worth It

Leading groups is challenging, but like so many challenges, it is incredibly rewarding. Group leaders know the way and dream of leading others on transformational travel; to see the joy on their faces when they get there.

Today I’d like to highlight an incredible duo, Brigitte Muir and Juliette Robertson, creators of the transformational Women 4 Women Walking Retreat in Nepal – November 2018. Brigitte was the first Australian woman to summit Everest.

Still using Spreadsheets for Trip Planning?

Spreadsheets are amazing, that’s why they are used to manage things they were never meant for, including Trip Planning. And that’s why no one reads your detailed Trip spreadsheet. After you’ve spent hours perfecting the plan, you should have an easy way to create a visually appealing version of that plan for your group. Welcome to YouLi, as in, YouLive to Travel.

GDPR 2018

Data Privacy is a Good Thing

For those of you who fall asleep as soon as GDPR appears in the subject line, all you need to know is that you have to ensure you are compliant, but YouLi is here to assist you by providing the functionality required for your processes to be compliant.

Wonderlust Collective: Exploring the Natural World

With an Instagram feed that boasts nearly 140K followers and is filled with travel imagery that makes you gasp, YouLi was thrilled to collaborate with Wonderlust Collective. Their founder, Carlos Loya, and I talk all things travel, photography, and what it means to feel dwarfed by the overwhelming beauty of nature.

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Transformational Expeditions with Adventure Awake

“I was successful in my 20’s despite my childhood. However, I am successful in my 30’s because of my childhood.” Antesa, founder of Adventure Awake used YouLi to systematize the experiences that are essential pieces of an Adventure Awake expedition – all in one tool.

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Turn An Idea into a Trip – in 12 Minutes

“Ah-hah, that’s what we need, an adult field trip for immigrant citizens to catch up on their missed grade 6 lesson!” With names of grade 6 teachers to contact bouncing across the table, I was inspired to make this happen. So as I sat waiting for the 96 tram, instead of being disappointed by the 12 minutes displayed on the screen, I pulled out my phone and logged into YouLi.

Jeanette Cheah - Founder The Hacker Exchange

Group Trips with The Hacker Exchange

Stories from the Road Series: The Hacker Exchange needed help managing trips for 18-25 aspiring entrepreneurs traveling to Silicon Valley for two inspiring weeks. Their itinerary while in Silicon Valley included a packed schedule of workshops from world-class thought leaders, talks with founders and mentors, meet-ups, and VIP access to some of the freshest businesses and co-working spaces in the Valley.

Traveler Resources

Trip documents – All in One Place

YouLi Tasks can provide documents to download and require your travelers to upload. You can collect any document you need with automatic permission controls. No need to mess around with Google Drive permissions, simply assign tasks and know that both you and your traveler can see the right documents.

Thrive Global Feature – Founder Story

Interview by Yitzi Weiner A “Positive” Influencer, Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator Read full Thrive Global article here. I had the

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CASE STUDY: Photo Workshop

The water can be freezing, there are snakes, spiders, waterfalls, slippery rocks, and steep ascents at the end of it all. But the thrill of challenging yourself and exploring places that few others dare to tread and bringing back photographic trophies makes the canyoning and photo workshop totally worth it.

The Surprising Life of a Travel Director

“You have to be game for anything” to do this job. If you can roll with the issues, adapt to the situation and maintain a custom service orientation then you’ll do great. For Gracie the pros outweigh the cons so far. She knows that she will always have a place in the Travel Director world now – even if she needs to take a break for other things and come back to it. Would you want to be a TD? Why or why not?

#DeleteFacebook – use YouLi to plan your trips

The next time you’re planning a trip, instead of setting up a facebook group, create a YouLi Travel Page and keep track of everything in one place, where you control your data and your travelers don’t need an account to stay informed. 

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YouLi Planner Personalities

YouLi is for all kinds of trip planners. So what kind of Planner Personality are you? PIONEER, EXPLORER, GUIDE or PRO?

We handle the tech, so you can focus on the experiences

We take care of the Tech

As we’ve evolved with our clients, we find they all love that using YouLi means they don’t have to worry about: Security – SSL and software

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YouLi makes her debut

This launch is for the destination wedding planners, the retreat organizers, the adventure group leaders, and those who want to share their travel experiences in a beautiful format that others want to experience – for any purpose!