Travel Planning Episodes

Dec. 12, 2020

Week 50: Pack and Play

This week you roll up life as you know it and clear a path for your career break. For some that means packing things up and for others it may mean letting go to make room for something new. Some packing lists to get you star…
Nov. 27, 2020

Week 48: On a Need to Know Basis

This week you make sure folks know what to do when you're not there to do it. Previous World of Away in 365 Days podcast episodes referenced in this week's podcast: Week 16 - All About That Base, No Travel Week 17 - Your Hom…
Nov. 13, 2020

Week 46: Carried Away

This week you sort through the tools and gadgets you plan to use for World of Away. Outfitter - Lonely Planet's Guide to Gear The Sabbatical Guide - travel resources Nomadic Matt Travel Gear Recommendations PC Mag - Best VPN…
Nov. 6, 2020

Week 45: Unlocking Conflict

This week we talk with Catherine Morrison, executive coach, consultant, and law professor specializing in conflict management and negotiation who has taught at Johns Hopkins University and Penn State University. Catherine is…
Oct. 30, 2020

Week 44: Reasonable Doubt

This week we talk with Dr. Kerrie Smedley about the reasonable doubt you may have after you've decided to take a career break and how to feel at ease about your commitment to World of Away. Here are some additional resources…
Oct. 9, 2020

Week 41: With a Little Help From My Friends

This week you accept and request a little help from your friends. Virtual Assistants or On-Demand Task Help: Task Rabbit People Per Hour UpWork Coworking and Coaching: Focusmate Regus WeWork
Oct. 2, 2020

Week 40: Listing towards World of Away

This week you arrive at an exciting 12-week milestone, time to create your final checklist to help you launch into World of Away.
Aug. 28, 2020

Week 35: An Introduction to Housesitting with Stephanie Perry

This week we talk with Stephanie Perry, founder of, and Housesitter School, a masterclass available on YouTube that explains and describes how to become a house sitter. This week we learn how Stephanie saved u…
July 25, 2020

Week 30: Just for the record

Comfortable as we are with recording snippets of life for social media, it's hard to predict what parts of that weekly, monthly, or yearly album we really want to remember or use again at some point in the future. The same m…
July 18, 2020

Week 29: Action plans that secure your World of Away

Having the right action plan helps shield and protect your career break from events beyond your control that could interrupt or even cancel World of Away. Travel Insurance World Nomads SafetyWing
July 10, 2020

Week 28: Help me help you

This week you investigate the financial services you currently rely on to uncover which ones will best serve you while you're in World of Away and which ones won't. Best banks and credit cards for World of Away …
July 3, 2020

Week 27: Trial runs

This week it's time for some unscripted movement as you continue working on your tasks. Set aside a few hours to try out experiences you've planned for World of Away, just so you can feel what's like.
June 27, 2020

Week 26: Things to anticipate as you finalize your travel plans for World of Away

You're officially half way there! And for all of you taking your World of Away or some part of the experience out of your home community and into the larger world, now is the time to start putting your travel arrangements in…
June 19, 2020

Week 25: Juggling all the jobs to do to get ready for World of Away

As you ease into the second half of this trek towards your World of Away, you'll be doing more and planning less. We look at strategies to help focus on completing the little jobs that are imporant for your career break, whi…
June 5, 2020

Week 23: Learning some new moves while you're in World of Away

This week you choreograph the knowledge and skills you want to learn during your career break.