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Can you have both an adventurous life and a stable life?

Monument Valley

It’s a great question. As the author of an Air Treks article phrased the query: “How can we travel like we want and still maintain the nested, domestic life we spent most of our early days expecting, preparing for and nurturing.” He suggests there are at least six means to this end.

Can a career break also be a good career move?

Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina

There is a Meet, Plan, Go! event being held Tuesday evening in 13 cities across North America to promote the benefits of taking a career break for extended travel. So now is a good time to check out this article from the U.K. about why a career break can also be a good career move.

Musings about a location independent lifestyle

Have you ever dreamed about being location independent? That is, to be able to live and work from wherever you choose in the world? It’s a topic that is growing in popularity, as evidenced by this Location Independent website, or even by the number of hits the term generates in a Google search. Andy Hayes is […]

‘Stop consuming things and start experiencing life’

That’s a philosophy that John Bardos tries to take to heart and live by. There are a lot of people out there who have taken the risk to travel, to make a career break, or to live a so-called unconventional life. John is one of them. He runs a blog called Jet Set Citizen, about […]

Top reasons to take a career break

On Monday I wrote about an online interview with me in which I talked about my view of sabbaticals and some of the reasons that my wife and I had decided to take a career break in order to travel. Well, here is a nice follow-up to that post: an article by Sherry Ott that […]

An online interview with me

If you’re interested in knowing more about my travel experiences or my book, you might want to check out an online interview with me that was just published by Andy Hayes, who is a traveler, writer and photographer himself and who publishes the excellent Sharing Experiences blog. Here are my answers to two of his questions, dealing with […]

The rise of the digital nomad

It does seem that more and more people these days are turning themselves into some version of a digital nomad. In a basic sense, this could simply be an individual who is disconnected from an office and prefers to do much of his or her work in local coffeeshops or other WiFi hotspots. But there are […]

Take a career break, help your career

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m a fan of taking life sabbaticals, or career breaks. So it’s always nice to read about the positive experiences that other individuals have had in taking time off from their career, whether to travel or engage in some other worthwhile activity. Michael […]

Lifestyle tips for anyone who wants to travel extensively

You want to do some extensive, long-term travel, but you just can’t imagine how to pay for it or manage it all. A couple of weeks ago, I referred you to an article by Nora Dunn on how to travel full time for surprisingly little money. Now we have more advice, this time from Dave Bouskill and Debra […]

Travel full time for surprisingly little money

Actually, for less than $14,000 per year. That’s what Nora Dunn promises you can do. The self-styled professional hobo, she recently wrote an article on how to travel full time for a whole lot less money than you’d think it would cost. This is how she introduces herself: I “retired” from the rat race at […]

The secret to being a permanent tourist

Impossible you say? You need income, you need a home? Actually, there are a surprising number of people who live without the anchor of homes or jobs. They’ve found a way to essentially live on the road. Yes, to be a permanent tourist. Christopher Elliott, in his MSNBC travel column, recently profiled some of these individuals and provided a […]

America’s most walkable neighborhoods

Do you know your neighborhood’s walk score? I recently came across a fascinating website called Walk Score – it ranks America’s most walkable cities and enables you to find the “walk score” for your own neighborhood. Simply enter your address and it will create a map of all the stores, restaurants, schools, parks and libraries within walking distance […]

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