Preparation: Budget Concerns

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A concern many career break-dreamers face is that they can’t afford to do it. But if you believe enough in your dream, you will find ways to make it happen. It’s all about prioritizing and budgeting: even on a non-profit salary, you can make it happen.

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In the Career Break Closet

Closet

Are you stuck in the closet – afraid to come out and act like you really want to? I bet you are. In fact – I bet about 90% of you are. You are lurking in the dark, afraid to declare your secret desires, but willing to watch; from a safe place. You are in [...]

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Could Bad News Be Your Ticket to Ride? Big Boom Road Show

paradise

You know the scene: I’m at my desk, avoiding “real” work, and surfing the web. In this case, I’m exploring Boomers and long-term travel. I find an upbeat, popular article with 555 comments, leading off with this one: “This is crap. As a boomer, I am broke and live paycheck to paycheck, like all the other boomers I know.”

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8 Secrets No One Tells You about Being an Expat

linda in barcelona

I have lived in the center of Amsterdam, in the rainforest of Puerto Rico,* and in my husband, David’s, hometown – a very small village outside of Barcelona. In total, I have lived (and worked) as an expat for over three years. Here are the eight secrets I believe most expats would prefer not to tell you.

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Add Antarctica and Patagonia to your Career Break!

Is Antarctica on your dream itinerary?

Many people use their career breaks as a time to get to all of those bucket list items that have been building up. If Antarctica or Patagonia are on your bucket list, but you don’t know how you will get there, then we may have a solution for you!

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Deciphering the RTW Airfare Puzzle

Airplane

If a career break is something you’re in the midst of planning, then you have no doubt come across the maddening puzzle that is multi-stop, or around the world, airfare. There is plenty of information out there about the costliest part of long-term travel – some of it good, some of it bad, most of [...]

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