How to Take a Career Break to Travel
If you attended a Meet, Plan, Go! event, get our newsletter, have followed our Briefcase to Backpack blog, follow our @MeetPlanGo twitter stream, or follow our Meet, Plan, Go! Facebook page then I’m guessing that this is the question that you are dying to get an answer to. Right?
So – how do you take a career break and travel?
Believe it or not, I have an answer for you and it’s simple.
Just do it. (thank you Nike marketing geniuses!)
Okay, I understand that many of you just wrinkled your nose and shook your head and are about ready to close this web page because you don’t believe it’s that simple.
Fine – for those of you who want a more complex answer then my answer is to spend a lot of time scouring through the internet doing searches on Google like these:
“How can I travel?”
“What insurance do I need for travel?”
“How do I not hurt my career if I take a break to travel?”
“What should I do on my career break?”
“What are good volunteering opportunities?”
“How can I save money to travel?”
“How do I travel on a budget?”
“How to travel solo?”
“What do I need to do to prep for extended travel?”
“How do I tell my employer I want to take a break?”
“What do I do when my family/friends don’t support my decisions?”
“How do I find a job after a career break?”
Eventually you will find all of your answers you are looking for. You will realize that taking a career break isn’t rocket science; nor is it only for the well off, or for those people who have traveled their whole life, or for new age hippies, or for the young, or for the single, or for those who are daring. You will realize that it’s attainable for everyone no matter what your situation. If you want it bad enough, you can do it.
However all of this searching and research takes time…lots of time. You will get lost in Google results spending hours and hours down an insurance or round-the-world airfare rabbit hole and you still may not have answers. Many professionals don’t have the time to do all of this research and work you have other things to do – like work more hours than you should, and take care of your family.
Wouldn’t it just be easier if all of this information you needed were in once place and there were people there in that place who you could ask questions to and get answers quickly from a human being?
No, you aren’t dreaming…this career break resource and community utopia exists.
You can get access to all of the resources you need in one place and meet others who have done it or are planning it who will support you and cheer you on in your career break goals.
Learn more about why Career Break Basic Training will help you accomplish your travel and professional goals, who should join, what you get from Basic Training, and read testimonials of people where are now on the road.
You can even check out a Sneak Peak series to see what kind of information you will get access to in order to help you plan and take your career break travels.
And if you sign up before the end of March, you can get it all for a steal – just $99 (a discount of $50!), PLUS coupons you can use towards your travel itineraries and airfare worth $175.
Do the math…you will end up on top AND you will save the time of searching endlessly through the Google “travel” rabbit hole.
See – it’s just that easy. Now all you have to do is
Just do it.