What to do on a career break

Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 26th, 2012

This is a guest post submitted by Tony from LandingStanding.com. You may remember that I recently featured him and his wife, Meg, in a Who’s Out There Now interview. This post has been delayed for a while and I’m glad I can finally publish it. One of the top activities for career breakers is volunteering [...]

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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: November 21st, 2011

When you think of Texas, you probably don’t think of wine. But, that’s changing. Even though the state is the 5th largest producer of wine in the US, it’s sort of like the Canada wine region, unknown by most people outside of the region. My hometown, Fredericksburg, Texas, has become the hub of the state’s [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 16th, 2011

Back in September, I had the chance to travel around Canada with G Adventures on a media tour to talk about career breaks. One of the highlights for me was having the chance to visit Vancouver for the first time. I have yet to meet anyone who had a bad thing to say about it. [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 2nd, 2011

So, you don’t have to be on a career break to go wine tasting, but all that world travel does give you a good excuse to explore and discover new and unexpected wine regions. It’s a personal favorite activity of mine. I went biking while wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina. In Spain, while filming our [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: October 20th, 2011

I love a good street festival. And, I usually come across them by chance, not by design or good planning. In 2008, I went to the Festa Major de Gracia in Barcelona and last year, I got lucky that the Caminata de la Solidaridad parade in Bogota passed by my apartment. In Toronto in August, [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 12th, 2011

Focusing on your personal passions, picking up a new skill or hobby, call it what you want, but all of the above are popular with career breakers. In my case, I learned Spanish fluently, learned to ski and got to develop my photography skills. When I went to India with Gap Adventures, I saw that [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 3rd, 2011

Food. Food. FOOD!!!! It’s an integral part of the travel experience. Whether you go for the street food stalls or a fine dining experience, you will leave a country remembering what you ate. Or in some cases, the food may not have impressed you, which is also a lasting memory. When I talk about my [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: March 17th, 2011

Kids in Nepal. Copyright EdgeofSeven.com

Nepal captured my heart just over two years ago.  It was my first time visiting the country nestled between India and China and in just three weeks, I fell in love with the land and its people.  Nepal, unlike any other country I have visited, has the ability to render visitors speechless from exquisite beauty [...]

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