We Can’t Afford It!

Playing at the beach Canouan

Do you know how much your dream actually costs? Tomer Lanis wants to take a six-month sabbatical and go sailing with his family around the Caribbean. Can he afford it? What he discovers about the financial hurdles is eye-opening…

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How to Go Local in Istanbul

Istanbul feature photo

When you go to Istanbul, Turkey you’ll be drawn to the ancient sites and Ottoman history in Sultanhamet – the old part of the city. However, many career breakers are looking for more local connections and experiences the longer they travel. If you are looking for local experiences and a chance to escape the tourist crowds in Istanbul – here’s how!

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When the Light Bulb Went On

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Little did I know it then, but a letter to my mother my senior year of college has set me on a path that will inevitably change my life.  It was 1995.  Being a naive college grad, I was eager for what was next in life, yet I was scared to face reality at the […]

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Recharge Your Soul with a Career Break

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When I quit my job in 2013, my soul was pretty dried up. I had become a cog in the machine and needed something to remind me my heart was still beating. Travel filled that void in the past when I’d take my two-week vacations, but I was looking for something more. I wanted to… […]

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Beware Responsible People – Embrace the Crazy

Leap of faith

Contemplating a career break but others around you think you are crazy? Listen to this advice from Ryan and Jen Fuller, management consultants who up and took a six month career break in Argentina and Chile. Prior to hearing the term ‘career break’ they just called what they were doing ‘rehab.’ “I thought you were crazy […]

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How to Photograph Machu Picchu


Having been to Machu Picchu twice now, I have a few photography tips that might be of value when you make this journey in your lifetime. Why did I go twice? I was lucky enough to have won a tour at a Meet, Plan, Go! event in my hometown of Seattle. When you see (photo op) you might want to make a note of the next words.

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Try Twisted Resolutions for 2015: Big Boom Road Show

Spending money

Yes, it’s that time of year. The holidays get us all plumped up with feasts and fetes. Then we stumble into a new year. For most—and especially the traditional Boomer—that’s a time of resolution, reflection, and reduction (of pounds and debt dollars). This year, why not resolve to get one step closer to a big, […]

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From Career Breaker to Expat

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Having spent the majority of my twenties studying for my international business degree and climbing my way up the career ladder in a London marketing agency, my opportunities for ‘real travel’ had been limited to a few, weeks in Thailand, India and Morocco with the rest of my trips abroad taking the form of long […]

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