The Importance of Career Break Support

People You Meet

Often all we need to make change in our lives is a little push and encouragement. That’s why we created the Meet Plan Go Career Break Conference - for people with similar goals and travel dreams to meet face to face to get the support they need to take a career break leap.

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Enrich Your Travels Through Language


It isn’t a barrier. Language is a distinct vantage point from which to view your new surroundings. It may sound crazy, and I’ll admit, it’s taken me a while to believe my own words. But hear me out.

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Breaks are Necessary

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The word “break” often has a negative connotation. A break up, break down, break in, break the law, break a leg. And the term ‘career break’ is no different – people of think of it as a bad thing. However , a growing body of evidence shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves [...]

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Beware Boom Doom & Gloom!


Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Baby Boomers (Americans 50-68 years young) have embarked on a precarious journey toward retirement. And though you may not care if you’re, say, younger than 50, you should. Because if Boomers can’t pay for their foodstuffs and hip swaps, we all will.

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Camper Van Relocation: Cost Comparison

Camper Van at Cradle Mountain

Earlier in the week Amelia Tockston wrote a post about her experience with Camper Van Relocation in Australia. The following is a detailed breakdown and cost comparison for anyone interested in doing the same on their career break trip.

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Renting a Campervan on a Backpacker’s Budget

Camper Van

While I discover many great finds through trial and error, I also love gathering recommendations from fellow travelers. One such travel tip came from a friend living in Melbourne and led to the highlight of my two and a half months in Australia, not to mention my most memorable Christmas to date: Camper van relocation in Tasmania.

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The Big Career Break Question: Where to Go?

St Petersburg, Russia

One of the most important – and fun – aspects of planning a career break is deciding where to go. With so many choices out there, though, it can easily become daunting. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you debate South America versus Southeast Asia, Europe versus Africa or Australia versus the Middle East.

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A Career Break One Second At a Time

Taj Mahal

Have you ever wondered what’s it really like to be traveling for a year? If you’ve only ever taken a 1 to 2 week vacation up to this point, but you desperately want to take a career break and do longer term travel, it can be hard to imagine. Imagine no longer! Career Breakers and [...]

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How to Travel As a Couple on Career Break

Warren and Betsy Hiking the Lycian Way in Turkey.  Travel is a real test of a relationship!

How will your relationship fare during a career break? It’s easy to romanticize the entire thing, thinking your trip will play out like the couple version of Eat, Pray, Love. Even though reality is not quite as easy or predictable as the movies – thank the travel gods! – our friends and career break veterans, Betsy and Warren, say you can plan on a stronger, healthier relationship by the end of your career break by setting just a few ground rules and expectations.

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