Our featured traveler of the month Rebekah Brewer!! Rebekah is a SLP who is just about to start her 4th assignment with us. She is a hard worker and a delight to work with. She even referred her boyfriend to work for Host, and they got engaged on assignment with us!!
Please see some pictures and her answers to our questionnaire below!
Q: If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
A: Probably teleportation. I love to travel, but honestly hate flying. Plus, getting to cool places can be exhausting. So if I could just snap my fingers and be somewhere else…that would be great. Although I can definitely see myself abusing the power and just teleporting myself from my couch to Chick-fil-A for some nuggets and back.
Q: What has been your favorite experience since you have been traveling?
A: Just the general sense of freedom and the reality of how cool it is to be able to live the life that I do. I like to kind of make myself at home in new places and really get to know the area that I’m in, so this job is perfect for that.
Q: What has been one of your favorite places/spots you have visited while on assignment?
A: The assignment that I just finished was in the Massachusetts Berkshires, and something that I really enjoyed about that area was not only the beauty of my natural surroundings, but also how accessible other places were. I was only a few hours drive away from major metropolitan areas, and one way I took advantage of that was by spending a couple of long weekends in New York City. It’s a crowded, chaotic, wonderful place!
Q: What made you want to try travel therapy?
A: I have self-diagnosed commitment issues when it comes to picking a place to live, and just couldn’t see myself putting down roots quite yet. I had very little knowledge or understanding of travel therapy until the hospital I worked for hired a traveling SLP to fill a spot on our team. I got so much information about the travel life from her (as well as the recommendation to go through Host!) and it seemed like just the thing to enable my need to wander.
Q: What was one thing you were scared of before your first assignment and how did you combat that?
A: At the starting point of my first assignment, I was gearing up to be totally alone–my then-boyfriend (and now fiance) was finishing out the year at a permanent job in North Dakota and I was moving halfway across the country. I’m an extrovert, but not always good at initiating new friendships and interactions with strangers and was a little worried about being left without a social life, but that hasn’t turned out to be much of an issue. Life might be a little quieter, but I have met a lot of friendly people who are quick to offer their company and I’m learning to put myself out there more! Plus, my fiance (who is a PT) started traveling and we find contracts near each other, so he is forced to hang out with me all the time. 🙂
Q: What is your guilty pleasure after a long day at work?
A: Definitely Netflix, usually some sort of historical drama (currently, Grand Hotel which is all in Spanish with subtitles and so good!).
Q: What is one word that sums up your recruiter, Dara?
A: Animated. Dara displays more energy and enthusiasm in a single phone conversation than I think I can muster in an entire week. He keeps me excited about new possibilities and seems to have struck a great balance between being helpful and letting me be independent. He’s a champ.
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