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(photo source: Ryusuke Komori) Thinking to Work Abroad? Are you moving across the ocean to begin a new career? Millions of expats traverse the breadth of the globe every year seeking work abroad, but what are the pros and cons of finding a career on foreign shores? Pro: Amazing Independence When we hit our late teens and early twenties, it’s natural to begin thinking about breaking free from the nest and forging our own way in the world. That isn’t always easy to do – with the security of our parents often proving too tempting for a lot of people to break away from. Moving overseas is extreme, but it’s probably the best way to ensure you’re tackling the big ...

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Should You Trademark? image

Earlier this month I woke up to some GREAT news from Lisa Fraley Legal Coach LLC. Happy to say that after almost a year of working on this it’s official… my trademark for “Adjust Your Focus” was granted by the USPTO!! Adjust Your Focus® is now registered for 10 years! When I announced that on social media, several people reached out asking why I decided to trademark and how was the process. It was a big investment, and decision, but I’m glad I went for it. Hopefully this post will answer any questions you have about trademarking. Trademarking Adjust Your Focus® Registering a trademark gives you important legal rights and ownership. The start of rebranding Attending my first travel conference ...

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What to Do: 48 hours in Milan image

Last months 5-Star Experience post had a peek into Milan but focused on Park Hyatt Milan. In 2015 I was able to explore a few cities in Italy, starting with Milan. Milan, Italy Since our flight stopped here we decided to take advantage and end a month-long trip with 2 days in Milan, a city full of art, food & fashion. Although it was rainy, that didn’t stop us from exploring and having a lovely time. Introduction + Importance You often hear mixed reviews about Milan, but the city surprised me in many ways. Before making any judgements, like with any place, really go see it for yourself first and then decide. “Home of Italy’s stock exchange, an industrial powerhouse and the internationally accepted ...

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Park Hyatt Milan ***** In March I ended a month-long trip in Milan and was fortunate to spend 2 incredible nights at the Park Hyatt. After 3 continents, 3 islands, 5 countries, 13 cities and 5 flights this was the perfect luxurious ending to a whirlwind adventurous trip. Take a peek inside The rooms are a beautiful blend of authentic Italian finishes with sleek amenities and state-of-the-art technology. There were several surprises waiting in the stunning room, including a complementary champagne pass and chocolate. Cheers! For all room pictures: click on one to bring up a slideshow gallery Evening in As soon as you enter the hotel you immediately notice the glass dome that covers the Cupola Lobby Lounge and offers a stunning view of ...

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Fall in Colorado image

One of the things I was most excited about moving to Colorado in September was exploring in fall. The air is crisp and cool. The vibrant aspen trees cover the landscape mountains in yellow and the sun creates a golden glow over the mountains. Yes, most people here are excited for snow because it means skiing/snowboarding, but I will admit winter is not my favorite season. “Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ― William Cullen Bryant September I moved the first weekend in September and a week later was off to California with my sister for a belated birthday trip. While there wasn’t too much time in Colorado to explore I did have an impromptu day trip to Vail. Aspens + ...

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It’s an amazing thing when you network and meet people (and brands) that really speak to you. Skyler, founder/owner of SugarSky, is one of those positive, empowering women I connected instantly with last month and I’m thrilled to introduce. What is SugarSky? A handmade in the USA headwear business specifically geared towards those who love adventure, travel, and the beautiful outdoors (yes, yes, and yes). A little background Sky is originally from Mississippi but has traveled all over, and is currently living in Georgia. Although a construction engineer by degree, her entrepreneur spirit led to SugarSky. She had started a division inside a software company and was holding a Director level position managing a fairly large team, but slowly grew to ...

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