The Renewal of Your Career Break Dreams
Spring has finally arrived and with the fresh rains, the cold gray days of winter and the regrets of failed resolutions have been washed away. In their place are beautiful trees in bloom, colorful sprouting flowers, and the opportunity to renew your career break dreams.
For many, this is also the time when they start planning summer vacations and weekends away. But if you are reading this, most likely you have bigger travel dreams in mind. Ones that may take you to the savannas of Africa, the spice markets of the Middle East, the jungle-covered ruins of SE Asia or the pounding surfs of Australia.
But what also makes your travel plans different is that you are more than just taking time off – you are taking the time to also renew and regrow your spirit, your career, and your life path. That may seem like a heady goal to take on yourself but remember – you don’t have to do it alone.
We continue to grow our tools, resources and inspiration to help you get started, and in some cases, back on the path to realizing your career break dreams.
Basic Training - Your Online Support SystemIn December of 2010 we launched Career Break Basic Training - an online course and community which connects you with reliable resources, expert voices, and like-minded peers – all of which will lead you to getting on a plane and taking a career break. And we are thrilled that several members have set their departure dates, some are about to depart, and others are already on the road!
In addition to helping you tackle the crucial to-do lists, Basic Training also offers a support system, which is something that has helped Lauren: “It is nice to have this community to share our hopes, plans, and fears with (as they relate to travel). I have been very careful as to who I share my future travel plans with, and this community makes me feel a lot less isolated. Everyone here ‘gets it’, and it also takes my plans to travel seriously, which is something I fear those close to me will not do.”
Learn more about what Career Break Basic Training can offer you.
National Event - Be the Early Bird!
“This was a fantastic event! It made me realize that taking a career break for long-term travel is a completely realistic goal and that I have amazing company also doing the same.”
- 2010 Attendee
Normally the Early Bird gets the worm, but this time it gets a ticket enabling it to follow its dream! Last year we sold out in many locations and had waiting lists, so this year we are giving you, our faithful readers, the chance to sign up early and guarantee your spot for a night of career break travel advice, networking, and inspiration.
Our hosts are busy bringing together great panels of career break experts, travel authorities, and real people who have achieved their career break goals for the October 18th event; so why not reserve your space now?
We have released 20 tickets for each location and our newsletter subscribers are getting a first crack at them. Ensure your space and start making your travel dream a reality now; we’ll keep your seat warm!And be sure to also check out the local meetups in our various cities in the months leading up to October 18th. These offer you the opportunity to begin in person networking with your career break community.
The Inspiration to Go!The latest from Briefcase to Backpack
2010 Event Attendees Who Said “Go!” - Eight months after our Inaugural Meet, Plan, Go! event, we never get tired of hearing stories from those who attended and decided that they would Go!
Travel Vs. Cultural Exchange - Reflecting back on her experience volunteering with GeoVisions, Sherry Ott realizes that it was one of the best opportunities to really learn and understand another culture - a style she now prefers over constantly being on the move.
Preparing to Move Abroad - Many career breakers prefer to utilize their time away, no matter how long, based in one place. If you are thinking of moving abroad, Coley Hudgins offers some preparation tips.
Photo Friday: San Blas, Panama - This Photo Friday is from the relaxing shores of one of the many islands in the San Blas region of Panama.