Posts Tagged ‘Ditch the Cubicle’

Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 21st, 2011

I’ve been traveling enough to know how crucial a leader is in the success of a tour. You put your trust in them to show you the good stuff and take care of any logistical bumps. I found out that Gap Adventures calls their tour leaders CEOs: Chief Experience Officers. I liked that. In addition [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 13th, 2011

The thought of going to dinner or to a movie alone is being the pale for many people. So, suggesting that they go traveling alone is practically unimaginable. But, for people with intense wanderlust, they are no longer letting it stop them. While some people fear they may be lonely or lack the confidence to [...]

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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 7th, 2011

Backpacking on your career break is not incongruent with hooking up with a tour during your career break. In fact, during my career break, I joined tours through the Galapagos and the Amazon. I found mixing it up to be nice actually and had great experiences. But, I don’t like just any type of tour [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 4th, 2011

Getting around when your traveling is a daily decision. It starts in your planning when you’re trying to figure out if your hostel is close enough to all the things you want to see. You arrive and you have to get to the hostel or hotel. While you’re there will you walk, take a bus, [...]

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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: September 2nd, 2011

Writing about security while traveling is a tough topic. You want to help people be prepared. But you don’t want to scare them either. Most long-term travelers will tell you that most safety concerns people have about traveling in the world are overblown. I echo that sentiment. That’s not to say that you don’t have [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 1st, 2011

This topic always raises travelers’ blood pressure and stress by a few points. Even I still check and double check that I have everything in order before I go. The good news is that most of what you have to do to minimize your risk of being without money can be taken care of before [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 31st, 2011

Packing for a long-term trip is different than a other trips. On a vacation, it’s usually short enough that you can think through what you will need. Go skiing? heavy clothes. Going to the beach or a cruise? Beachwear. But, on a long-term trip, you could be shifting seasons over time. In Ecuador, you could [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 30th, 2011

[pro-player width='600' height='400' type='video']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts_iCGh3OuY[/pro-player]   Excited. Not sure how else to describe the launch of the Gap Adventures’ Career Break Video series. Through the course of 10 videos (OK, 9 if you don’t include the introduction video), I’ll take you through the process of preparing for a career break and give you some ideas on [...]

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