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How to Add a Travel Career Break to Your Resume

The idea of taking a career gap to travel – especially mid-career rather than at the beginning – has conjured up negative assumptions among employers. Sometimes taking a career gap can create the illusion that the individual in question is trying to ‘escape’ or is ‘taking a step back’. While employers’ attitudes towards career break travel are changing, some of these misconceptions still linger. As career-break travelers, we need to be the ones to start showing how this unique personal developme...
Tags: Travel, UK, Featured, Graham, Kate, Job Hunt, Long-term Travel, Don, Work Abroad, Career Break, Green Chameleon, Christopher Burns, Andre Benz, Career Breaks, Kate Wicklow, Al Powell Representation Democracy


Why You Should Ditch Post-Grad Expectations and Travel Instead

Where I come from, travel is something middle to upper-class families do for a week at a time, maybe once a year during the summer when they leave their suburban homes and check into a resort. They certainly don’t pick up at 21 years old and move to a different country, alone. But maybe they should. When I moved to Boston, Massachusetts from the aptly named Littleton, Colorado, everyone in my hometown thought of me as brave, unusual, and a little bit crazy. I was one of twenty students in my g...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Pinterest, Cheryl Strayed, Germany, Boston, America, Ireland, New Zealand, Jane Austen, Venice, Upper East Side, States, Dublin, Cuba


How Taking a Travel Break Ruined My Career

One of my lifelong goals has always been to travel the world. Ideally, this would be on company dime because for many years, I simply couldn’t afford to do it on my own. Spending most of my career as a consultant (and loving my work), I hoped to one day find a contract that would require travel abroad. 2016 was a brutal year for me, personally and professionally. So, when my contract ended abruptly in late November (a couple of days before Thanksgiving – go figure), I decided this was my opportu...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Featured, California, States, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Solo Female Travel, Northern California, Dallas Texas, Spencer Watson, Career Break, Transformational Stories, Career Breaks, Manny Pantoja


Why a Travel Break Can Be the Best Career Move You’ll Ever Make

Career breaks and sabbaticals have finally been gaining steam in countries like the United States, where even as recently as a decade ago they were thought of as career suicide. Organizations like Meet, Plan, Go! are at the forefront of these changes, inspiring people who think a career break couldn’t possibly work for them. No matter what your personal situation is at this time, there is always a reason not to embark on a drastic life change like this. It’s scary, frightening, and it’s easy to ...
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How to Translate Around the World Travel Into Resume Gold

You saved your money, quit your job, and traveled the world for a year. What now? If you’re anything like my fiancée and I, the idea of getting back to the grind after a masterfully crafted gap year is not only a burden but a scary endeavor. Should I put my gap year on my resume? Or just chalk it up to an elongated blip in my work history? Do I even want to return to my old job? The last one’s on you, but regardless of industry, long term travel does translate on a resume. Photo by Johny Goere...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Featured, United States, Santiago, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Airbnb, Brussels, Gap Year, Rtw, Rtw Travel, Andes, Fukuoka, LIMA Peru


Why It’s Not Crazy to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

The American Dream Graduate high school Go to college Start your career Get married Buy a house Have children Watch them grow up Send them off to college, then to start their careers Become a grandparent Retire, travel, and enjoy life It's the American dream, right? Anyone who has grown up in the United States usually has some variation of what I like to call the "10-point-plan." It has been ingrained in our brains since youth. The majority of Americans just take this life path as i...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Southeast Asia, India, Colombia, United States, New Zealand, Peru, South America, Himalayas, Guatemala, Laos, Bolivia, Adam Seper, Rtw


Gap Years for Every Student: How to Make the Most of the Opportunity

The moment that former first daughter Malia Obama announced that she'd be deferring her enrollment to Harvard in favor of taking a Gap Year, the media attention shined on the concept of students taking a year off to travel has skyrocketed. In the USA, taking a Gap Year is a fairly foreign concept, but in other countries, the UK, Australia, and some of the EU nations, it’s long been considered a rite of passage to delay advanced academic studies to spend a year in the world focused on experient...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Featured, Learning, Obama, Washington Post, Eu, Harvard, Huffington Post, Gap Year, Rtw Travel, Malia Obama, GPA, Middlebury, UK Australia, Julia Rogers


Top 10 Reasons to Take a Career Break… and Travel

If you are thinking about splitting up your routine with an extended travel break, you are definitely not alone. Not only is this concept of a "gap year" for adults becoming more popular all the time, there are also more benefits and much more understanding out there than ever before. Here are ten reasons why this concept might be right for you. 1. Laid Off? Don’t Make it Life Defeating…Make it Life Defining With headlines reading “U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Jump to 26-Year High” it’s ...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Africa, Time, America, Nepal, New Zealand, Great Barrier Reef, Maldives, Low, Mongolia, Inca Trail, Great Wall Of China, Rtw Travel, Don, Sherry Ott


8 Reasons to Take a Gap Year

Taking a gap year in certain countries like the UK, Australia, and New Zealand is a right of passage that many teenage and early twenty somethings take advantage of. Taking that time to travel the world, volunteer, work, and have worldly experiences is said to prepare these young men and women for the rest of their lives. Gap years are highly misconstrued in other parts of the world though, in particular the United States. If you live in a country where a gap year is not part of the normal lexi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, United States, Middle East, New Zealand, Cambodia, Adam Seper, Rtw, US Australia New Zealand, Round the World Wednesday, UK Australia, Long Term Travel, Joneses, Career Breaks, Latin America Southeast Asia Africa