Posts Tagged ‘sabbaticals’

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.

Five lessons on travel and writing

Meet Plan Go Boston

I recently attended two conferences – one devoted to career breaks and extended travel and the other one a writer’s conference. Two different meetings, and yet there were striking similarities in what I took away from the events. So here are five lessons learned about travel and writing from two September conferences.

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.

Talking travel and ‘Meet, Plan, Go!’ with Lillie Marshall

Lillie Marshall

If you’re a fan of career breaks and extended travel, or if you have even a bit of interest in those topics, then you should know about Meet, Plan, Go! And you should also know about Lillie Marshall.

The Mayan world of Central America

Tikal ruins in Guatemala

Now that you’ve explored the northern Mayan lands of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, it’s time to tackle some of the remarkable ruins left behind by the Mayans in Central America. While Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are separate countries, a glance at a map will show you how these sites once fit neatly into the Mayan world alongside southeastern Mexico.

In the footsteps of the Mayans on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Chichen Itza

The Mayan culture that reached its peak in the late first millennium had not only a written language, but also very impressive architecture and well-developed systems of math and astronomy. The cities of the Mayan world stretched across much of what is now southeastern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.

Ancient ruins tour of the Americas: from Aztecs to Zapotecs in Mexico

Tula Mexico

The Americas are awash in the ruins of ancient civilizations. So if you’re looking for a career break journey with a theme, one option to consider is an “ancient ruins tour of the Americas.” Although some of the Mayan sites on the Yucatan Peninsula are justly famous, they only scratch the surface of the Indian ruins that are scattered throughout Mexico.

Explore Australia by train

Sydney Australia

Australia is a vast land and a two-week vacation just doesn’t cut it if you’re intent on truly experiencing the place. But a few months during a career break? Now you’re talking. And if you have the time, it’d be a shame to fly from destination to destination and miss the true majesty of the continent. Luckily, Australia has an excellent train system and some of the most famous and breathtaking rail journeys in the world.

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 […]

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 […]

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