Tested Traveler Tips On Avoiding Jet Lag

Posted by Up with People on March 22, 2018

The enemy of all travelers far and wide, jet lag can ruin the first days of your trip abroad. Symptoms of jet lag include extreme tiredness, insomnia, anxiety, headache and irritability. The amount of time it takes to recover from jet lag usually depends on the number of time zones one has crossed, but fear not! There are things you can do to avoid jet lag altogether. We asked some of Up with People’s most seasoned travelers how they avoid jet lag. Before your next big trip consider the following advice and you might just avoid the effects of jet lag! How …

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Topics: "On The Road"

Top 13 Tips For Successful Event Planning

Posted by Up with People on March 15, 2018

Up with People puts on events both big and small each year and this couldn’t happen without a dedicated team and years of experience. So how does one pull off successful events? Up with People’s big events like our annual gala in Denver, Colorado requires organizing a cocktail hour, silent auction, three-course meal, special appeal paddle raise, and a dynamic performance by Up with People cast members. These tips can help anyone pull off an incredible event! 1. Take care of yourself. You’re not helping anyone or the event if you don’t put yourself first (and many people would tell me …

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Topics: Insider

53 Ways to Impact Your Community Every Day

Posted by Up with People on March 8, 2018

For 53 years Up with People has been reaching communities and people across the globe through our music, our message and our service. Cast A 2018 just hit the road this week, and as they begin their journey we wanted to offer up ways each of us can have a positive impact in our own communities. Not only do we serve our mission through the activities of our international touring casts, but many of Up with People’s 22,000+ alumni continue to make a positive difference in the world long after their tour has ended. We know one thing for sure, the more each of us …

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Topics: Volunteering Abroad

How To Become An International Rock Star

Posted by Up with People on March 1, 2018

Music can be a powerful vehicle for change. It inspires both the people who listen to the lyrics and the musicians who deliver the performance. With the rise of popular TV shows like The Voice, American Idoland even YouTube channels it seems everyone wants to become an international rock star. The world is full of talented artists but the truth is that the odds of making a living as a world traveling musician are about .0000001%. If you are incredibly talented, charismatic, driven and happen upon a bit of luck your odds increase to .0000002%. But this doesn’t mean you should give up …

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Topics: "On The Road", Music That Matters, Music and Performance

What Do These Successful People Have In Common?

Posted by Up with People on February 22, 2018

Over the last decade, gap year options for high school graduates and college students have changed the course of how young adults approach their higher education. Many colleges, including ivy league universities such as Harvard, Princeton, and Yale actually encourage newly enrolled students to take a year off before college to travel or volunteer. Don’t just take it from us. Take it from a group of our successful alumni who ventured out into the world traveling in Up with People before continuing their college education. What do the following successful people have in common? They all traveled in Up with …

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Topics: Gap Year Abroad, Insider