Travel nursing jobs come with so many great benefits, including great pay, bonuses, tax advantages, and insurance coverage, but for sure the ability to travel tops the list for many. Travel nursing jobs can take you overseas for long-term assignments in The UK, South Africa, and Australia, and of course, all over our country! Traveling the country or abroad can bring so many wonderful experiences…meeting new people, exploring new cultures, experiencing new sights, sounds, and cuisine that you might never encounter otherwise. Indeed, travel nursing jobs and the adventure they bring are wonderful, but traveling during the holidays can be tough. There are many ways to enjoy the holidays if your travel nursing jobs take you away during this time period. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy the holidays with your travel nursing jobs in new locations.
Explore Your Community
You may find travel nursing jobs abroad, or here in the US, but either way, you can check out your local community for holiday activities. Most communities have quite a bit going on this time of year, and surely you’ll find something that will put you in the holiday spirit, and connect you with your new community. From temporary ice skating rinks to tree lightings to carriage rides with hot chocolate, there should be plenty to do in your new community this time of year.
It may be tough to decorate in temporary housing, but it can be done. If you’re taking travel nursing jobs over the holidays, bring along a few of your favorite decorations from home to get you started, or head out to the dollar store or other retailers to get some decorations to fit your budget. Use removable wall hangings like command strips to spruce up your walls without causing damage. Holiday scents like pine or cinnamon found in candles or scented oils can add a festive feel to your apartment.
Nothing makes you feel better than giving back during this time of year. There are many opportunities to serve in most communities. Participating in food drives, feeding or clothing the needy, or providing gifts for families in need are just a few ways you can give back to your community. Check online or local papers for opportunities to serve in your area.
Entertain New Friends
There’s no better way to foster new friendships than hosting a holiday party for co-workers and new neighbors or friends. This is also a great way to inspire you to decorate…if you know you’ll be entertaining on a certain date, you’ll be more likely to create a festive home environment that you and your guests will enjoy in a timely manner.
Although being away from family and friends can be difficult during the holidays, travel nursing jobs are well worth the sacrifice! If you have a sense of adventure and are ready to explore our country or travel abroad with travel nursing jobs, we can get you started on your grand adventure in 2017! Apply now, or check out the many great benefits that come along with our travel nursing jobs!