Career Break Gift Guide

Do you know someone who is planning their escape from the cubicle, or is that someone you? We’ll take you step-by-step through some great holiday gift ideas to help them (or you) on their way.

Negotiating Your SabbaticalSTEP 1: Plot Your Escape

A perfect start to a career break or sabbatical is to successfully negotiate one with your company. Impossible you say?

Well Barbara and Elizabeth Pagano are here to help with their eBook: “Negotiating Your Sabbatical: The Ultimate Toolkit for Writing and Presenting a Killer Sabbatical Proposal Your Boss Can’t Refuse”.

Womens TSTEP 2: Announce it to the World

Now that you’ve decided to go (and not afraid to keep it a secret any longer) say it loud and wear it proud with our very own Briefcase to Backpack-inspired t-shirt. “I Prefer Real Views to Screensavers” – a statement that every career breaker can embrace.

Comes in Mens and Womens sizes.

STEP 3: Find Travel Inspiration

The next step in your career break planning is deciding where to go and what to do! And Career Break Secrets video travel guides are the perfect inspiration source. The Season One pass features episodes in Spain, New Zealand, Patagonia, and Colombia, plus a bonus from South Africa.

MatadorUSTEP 4: Learn Photography & Writing Skills

Now that you are inspired where to go, you’ll want to make sure you capture your memories in the best possible way.

Why not a MatadorU Travel Photography Course or MatadorU Travel Writing Course?

Travel Blog SuccessSTEP 5: Blog About Your Travels

If you feel that budding travel writer coming to life, you may consider blogging about your travels.

Travel Blog Success will help you build a better travel blog!

Career Break Boot CampSTEP 6: Realize Your Travel Dreams

Finally, if you are truly inspired to make your extended travel and career break dreams come true, Career Break Boot Camp can help you get there. Designed by certified travel coach Tara Russell and career break travel gurus Michaela Potter and Sherry Ott, the course will provide you with inspiration, structure, community, resources, tools and motivation.

Registration for the January course opens on December 8. So make this your resolution for 2011!

Want even more ideas? Visit BootsnAll for their 13 Gift Ideas for Career Break Travelers.



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