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UK Mess: How Brexit Could Affect Your Travel

By Helene Segura | September 6, 2019 |

How might Brexit affect your travel plans? If you’ll be traveling to or from Europe, you should be aware

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Change Management Process: 6 Lessons to Get Through It

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | September 4, 2019 |

Sometimes you can get thrown into a change management process when you least expect it. Last month, my e-newsletter host told me that they’re changing platforms, and I need to migrate to their new platform everything in my account that I’ve built up in the five years I’ve been using their services. WHAT?! They had…

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Have you considered using your navigation app in this way?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 29, 2019 |

Before navigation app options on your SMART phone were invented, there were TomTom and Garmin. Remember those little guys? You had to plug them into your cigarette lighter and figure out how to mount them on your dashboard or windshield. You needed to have your maps updated and downloaded before you got into the car.…

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Is Being a Detail Oriented Person Productive or Unproductive?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 22, 2019 |

Have you ever envied someone you consider to be a detail oriented person because they seem to have it all together? Is being a detail oriented person going to make yourself or team that much more productive? You might think differently after reading the following incident. We were ecstatic about catching a train in Madrid…

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Where to Stay in New York City

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 15, 2019 |

When you decide to visit The Big Apple, excitement most likely abounds – until you try to figure out where to stay in New York City. Manhattan? Queens? The Bronx? Brooklyn? Staten Island? If you’re a bit overwhelmed, here are three criteria to consider to help you find accommodations in NYC. Type of Accommodations If…

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Cyber Security – Did you know that cyber attacks can happen via phone scams?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 8, 2019 |

Here’s important cyber security news from Bryce Austin of TCE Strategy about something we may never have thought of: cyber security attacks through phone scams. Plus, heed his warning about patches for Microsoft! “Woman fell victim to phone-based cyberattack, losing her life savings of $200,000: Even educated people fall for clever scams. A Harvard Associate…

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Secrets to Success – Perspective Is Everything

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | August 1, 2019 |

The picture you see doesn’t capture what the human eye can see. Or does it? When we walked up to the edge of a terrace in front of a grey 1,000-year-old building in Porto, Portugal, we looked down and saw this burst of color. Bright colored doors. Buildings in different hues. Drying laundry in vibrant…

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3 Secrets to Success in Life

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 25, 2019 |

In June of 2019, 13 of us embarked on a special journey, walking the Camino de Santiago. We had one “warm up” day of 12 km, then walked the last 118 km of the Camino Portugués from Valença, Portugal, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 8 days. As an American who is not used to…

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Cyber Security – How safe are your account logins?

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 18, 2019 |

Here’s important cyber security news from Bryce Austin of TCE Strategy about something we do every day: log into the accounts of our favorite websites. “If you can spend just 10 minutes on cybersecurity best practices this month, please do this! There are three ways to let a computer or website know that you are…

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Walking the Camino de Santiago with Fresco Tours

By Helene Segura, M.A. Ed., CPO® | July 11, 2019 |

If you’re an independent traveler, you might cringe at the thought of delegating vacation planning or trip planning to a company. I totally get that…because I’m the same way. My husband and I have been planning and traveling independently for over two decades. I wouldn’t say we’re high maintenance, but we are particular about certain…

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