10 Best Home Based Travel Agent Companies

Updated on: June 2021

Best Home Based Travel Agent Companies in 2021


How to Start a Home Based Travel Agency Workbook

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BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
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The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd

The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Start Your Own Travel Business: Cruises, Adventure Travel, Tours, Senior Travel (StartUp Series)

Start Your Own Travel Business: Cruises, Adventure Travel, Tours, Senior Travel (StartUp Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland's The Country Cat

Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland's The Country Cat
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

Organic Nipple Butter Breastfeeding Cream by Earth Mama | Lanolin-free, Safe for Nursing & Dry Skin, Non-GMO Project Verified, 2-Fluid Ounce (Packaging May Vary)

Organic Nipple Butter Breastfeeding Cream by Earth Mama | Lanolin-free, Safe for Nursing & Dry Skin, Non-GMO Project Verified, 2-Fluid Ounce (Packaging May Vary)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Earth Mama’s Organic Nipple Butter is now 100% USDA Certified Organic, made with ethically sourced organic beeswax that’s been gathered in a bee-centric manner
  • With organic herbs traditionally used to soothe and moisturize nipples and dry skin
  • NO petroleum, parabens, or lanolin - no need to wash it off before nursing
  • Chosen by hospital NICUs
  • Dermatologist tested and clinically tested for irritation

Sparkle Bright All-Natural Jewelry Cleaner - Deluxe Cleaning KIT - Ultrasonics, Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Fine, Fashion, Designer Jewelry

Sparkle Bright All-Natural Jewelry Cleaner - Deluxe Cleaning KIT - Ultrasonics, Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Fine, Fashion, Designer Jewelry
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • DELUXE KIT INCLUDES: 4oz. Liquid Cleaner Solution with dip tray and small detail brush; 2oz. Polishing Cream & Tarnish Remover, 12oz. Refill Bottle, Soft Toothbrush, Vinyl Tote
  • NATURAL “GREEN” CLEANING AGENTS: We use Premium Quality Plant-Based Green Ingredients that are Biodegradable, Environmentally-Friendly, and Non-Toxic. No Harsh Chemicals, Fresh Scent, and Made in the USA.
  • LIQUID CLEANER - SPECIALLY FORMULATED TO SAFELY CLEAN EVERY JEWELRY PIECE YOU OWN - Gold, Silver, Platinum, Diamonds, Pearls, CZ, Porous Stones, Beads, Soft Stones, Treated Gemstones, Lab-Grown Gemstones and more.
  • POLISHING CREAM - REMOVES TARNISH AND RESTORES SHINE TO ALL PRECIOUS METALS: Yellow Gold, White Gold, Black Hills Gold, .925 Silver, Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Pewter, Platinum, Titanium, Chrome, Aluminum, and Stainless Steel. ***NOTE***: POLISHING CREAM NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE ON: Plated Metals, Costume or Fashion Jewelry, or pieces with a clear lacquered finish.
  • YOU’LL LOVE HOW YOUR JEWELRY LOOKS: Kits also make fantastic gifts for Brides, Bridesmaids, Newlyweds, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Nieces, Husbands, Sons. Treat anyone you know with beautiful looking jewelry. They'll thank you. See Individual sizes and Product Description below for more details. _________________________________________________________________________________

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Liquid Laundry Detergent, Cruelty Free and Biodegradable Formula, Honeysuckle Scent, 64 oz

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Liquid Laundry Detergent, Cruelty Free and Biodegradable Formula, Honeysuckle Scent, 64 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Concentrated detergent formula is effective yet gentle on clothes
  • Contains plant-derived cleaning ingredients with dirt and stain-fighting enzymes
  • 64 loads of laundry per bottle
  • Biodegradable, HE laundry detergent for use in high efficiency and conventional washing machines
  • Garden-fresh honeysuckle scented laundry soap with sweet flower and fruit fragrances

Crate 61 Best Seller Soap 6-Pack Box Set, 100% Vegan Cold Process Bar Soap, scented with premium essential oils and natural flavors, for men and women, face and body.

Crate 61 Best Seller Soap 6-Pack Box Set, 100% Vegan Cold Process Bar Soap, scented with premium essential oils and natural flavors, for men and women, face and body.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • vegan soap
  • cold process soap
  • only premium essential oils
  • no fragrances
  • no synthetic chemicals

Muse Bath Apothecary Hand Ritual - Aromatic and Nourishing Hand Soap, 16 oz, Infused with Natural Essential Oils - Aloe + Eucalyptus + Lavender, 2 Pack

Muse Bath Apothecary Hand Ritual - Aromatic and Nourishing Hand Soap, 16 oz, Infused with Natural Essential Oils - Aloe + Eucalyptus + Lavender, 2 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • MUSE BATH - Muse Bath Hand Soap is a luxuriously clean and soothing plant-based hand soap that will leave your skin feeling refreshingly soft and nourished. Dip into your muses with a beauty ritual that muses your skin and soul daily!
  • NOURISHING HAND SOAP - Soothing hand wash, quickly creates mounds of foam while naturally cleansing, moisturizing, and softening your skin, buffs away dirt while locking in moisture, formulated for all skin types
  • NATURAL INGREDIENTS - Use the power of nature to nurture your everyday well-being. Our clean-beauty formula is infused with anti-bacterial Aloe, Eucalyptus, and Lavender whole essential oils and is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin
  • MADE IN USA - Vegan, plant-based formula, safe, and highly effective. Cruelty-Free, Leaping Bunny Certified. Free from harsh chemicals. Paraben & EDTA free, pH balanced
  • A SPECIAL GIFT - Our premium Muse Bath Hand Ritual is a perfect gift choice for yourself or a loved one, sure to be used and appreciated. Great for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthday, Etc.

Planning a Trip to China Without Using a Travel Agency

Don't konw anyone who's visited China but you're looking for realistic advice about what to expect? In this article, I provide a few pointers for preparing a trip to China that will really take the edge off the culture shock of traveling within China.

Getting to China, even the idea of going to China, can be a very daunting task. From obtaining visas to researching destinations, there's a lot to be done. I won't spend any time on going through the process because that is all available on consulate websites. I will spend my time discussing a couple of oversights people make before traveling to China. And probably the biggest mistake a person makes in this situation is not diligence in planning the trip but in preparing for the trip. What's the difference?

Planning deals with strategy and, when complete, provides a road-map with an itinerary for executing on the vacation. This process creates a very rigid structure in my opinion but necessary to some degree as well. More important than planning is preparation, encompassing the very 'to-do' items from planning. From my observation, preparing for the expereience is much more important than planning the experience. The experience is going to happen regardless of how much planning is done but the experience itself is very dependent on how you, psychologically, prepared for it.

In preparing for an adventure in China, it's really important to learn a little Chinese, unless your goal is to be completely stranded. In the cities, there are enough trained English speakers that you won't starve and you'll be able to get around. You might get frustrated but things will work out in the end. This is not the case in the provincial areas of China. To see the fantastic landscape scenes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, you have to be outside the cities, and this requires getting nitty-gritty with the Chinese. It's worth it, too.

About 90% of my readers just stopped reading thinking, "Chinese is too hard" or "I'm going on vacation, I don't want to study." Good, go take a tour; it will be fantastic and you won't have to worry about a thing. For those not dissuaded, please take to heart that Chinese is not a difficult language. All languages simply require an attentive listener and a conscious thinker. The words will come out if you master the basics of language acquisition: listen and think. The great thing is I'm telling you what to learn and it's not a huge vocabulary or great syntax. Just learn how to pronounce the stuff! And then spend a little time on how to understand (responses to simple questions) through listening. You don't need to master a huge vocabulary or memorize syntax rules-that's for people who want to get into translating. If you're looking to enjoy the culture, work on paying attention to little things first. Very basic listening and speaking skills will go a long way toward enhancing your experience, both in terms of practicality as well as enjoyment.*

Assuming you don't live in a very, very small town, finding a Chinese speaker is as simple as one, two, three in America. Make friends with that person and mention your interest in going to China and learning a little of the language. Most people will feel flattered and welcome your suggestion with open arms. If they don't feel like they can help, they will probably know someone who can. This is an excellent way of obtaining 'guanxi' with a support network in China. It may mean free lodging, travel tips, native travel companions, who knows?

Getting the most out of China requires preparation, not planning.

The next major factor to keep in mind is the quality of water in China is like that of Mexico; you simply do not drink from the faucets. You can get dysentery or experience other similarly difficult and embarrassing side effects. One main reason for avoiding getting sick is finding reliable health care. I would advise educating yourself on emergency medical facilities in whatever region you plan on traveling to. Plus, if you get sick from the water, you may be forced to use a nasty public restroom. Some public facilities are okay but the vast majority is a far cry from the minimum of standards in the US. You do not want to get diarrhea and have to squat over a hole in the ground that is covered in other people's refuse.

To avoid this, keep the bowels happy at all times. This means acting very conservatively for the first few days, if not the entire trip. I definitely recommend eating dog, insects, or whatever else you can find "on a stick" because it's great! Just be wary of what might cause you to get sick; it's okay to give your body a chance to adjust. One way to get the best of both worlds is to drink things that have been bottled or prepared, including hot tea, beer, wine, sodas, and name-brand water. I am not a big drinker nor a soda drinker at all. While in China, I drank soda two or three times a day and drank beer and wine from time to time. Because of travel companions' experiences, I am confident that I avoided a lot of trouble by drinking mostly soda, tea and beer. The reason I say drink name-brand water only is that it is not uncommon for people to bottle water in their homes and then sell it on the street.

Along the lines of happy bowels, I also recommend scouting out western style toilets whenever possible. Finding a decent restroom can be a major challenge and knowing right where one is can be immensely helpful. Prepare for the restroom-experience by imagining the worst so that you can be prepared for the best.

On a lighter note, my final suggestion is to plan on spending three to five days in any one region or city. You want to really give yourself a chance to see everything China has to offer. But, because of its size, you must establish realistic goals before leaving. This will alleviate you of the stress of artificial deadlines. Remember, you go on vacation to escape your schedule and daily pressures; don't create more with grandiose plans and rigid schedules. Preparing yourself for China means planning on days being 'empty' for anything that spontaneously looks interesting to you or for a day of rest or taking a train to an interesting locale.

So, being prepared for China doesn't mean focusing on the plan. It means taking into consideration the reality of what's to come and keeping that end in mind. Have fun and be prepared!

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