travel advice & tips

Written By: jeff

Posted On: February 10th, 2014

Gary Bembridge hosts the Tips for Travellers podcast and is also the author of The Cruise Traveler’s Handbook. He intereviewed me about my tips for taking a career break. Take a listen and subscribe to his podcast so you can hear Gary regularly!

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 3rd, 2012

Today we have a great guest post from career breakers Dave and Vicky who are currently traveling the world. When planning our breaks, there’s a natural concern by others around us about what we are going to do post-career break. We career breakers aren’t immune from this concern, but we figure it out and come [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 5th, 2012

I’ve known Betsy and Warren for a while. They are the kind of people that once you meet them, you feel like you’ve known them your whole life. They have a passion for life that even amongst the traveler community is notable and infectious. They’ve been blogging about their travels and their perspective on life [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: October 29th, 2012

I always love a good story about how someone gets off the path and finds a unique way to get around a country to see it in a way most of us never will. Motorbiking in Vietnam is one of those great trips. I will never do it myself. I can’t manage a Vespa, much [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: October 21st, 2012

This week is the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes work. My book, The Career Break Traveler’s Handbook, is finally here. Since I started my trip back in 2007, I had dreams of writing my own travel book. Then when I started Career Break Secrets, I had dreams of writing my own book. And all along [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: October 15th, 2012

This year will be my first year not hosting Meet Plan Go in Austin. It was a tough decision to make because I really love this event. In the past two years, I got the chance to meet so many great people getting ready for their own trip. But, my schedule just didn’t allow for [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: March 19th, 2012

How to stay safe while traveling around the world on your career break is something we all think about. For some, it can cause paralytic fear, but for most dealing with safety issues is a matter of preparation, making smart decisions, becoming more comfortable with the world as you find it and learning as you [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: March 18th, 2012

Today marks 5 years since I took off on my career break. The time in my life would take me throughout South America, Europe, Turkey and Egypt. I didn’t have a clue about the people I would meet or the adventures I would have. World travel had been a long-time dream, but it all became [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: February 27th, 2012

Today’s guest post comes from Matt of Intertia Interrupted. I’m always a little hesitant to take guest posts. I receive way more solicitations than I accept. And, I have a process in place to weed out pieces that I don’t feel are good enough for my audience. But, I immediately responded to Matthew’s piece and [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: February 14th, 2012

Back in 2000, I took a trip with a friend who had been invited up to Avon, Colorado to see a new project by Sheraton. Set at the base of Beaver Creek, Avon is a simple town. Of course, it’s hard to compete when your neighbors are Vail and Beaver Creek. Actually, Beaver Creek and [...]

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