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Week 28: Help me help you

July 10, 2020

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 BankRate.com …

Travel Planning Managing Your Mindset Meeting Your Goals

Week 27: Trial runs

July 3, 2020

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.

Travel Planning Meeting Your Goals

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

June 27, 2020

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…

Travel Planning Managing Your Mindset How To Leave So You'Ll Be Welcomed Back Meeting Your Goals

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

June 19, 2020

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…

Career Breaking Together Managing Your Mindset Meeting Your Goals

Week 24: Making the ordinary a bit more extraordinary in World of Away

June 13, 2020

It is time to give some thought to the daily chores and errands you'll be doing during your career break because these every day tasks are what hold the rest of life together, but they can be easy to overlook, even if you're…

Travel Planning Career Breaking Together Meeting Your Goals

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

June 5, 2020

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

Travel Planning Career Breaking Together Managing Your Mindset Meeting Your Goals Building Community

Week 22: The Company You Keep in World of Away

May 29, 2020

This week you consider who you want to visit you while you're in World of Away.

Travel Planning Managing Your Mindset Meeting Your Goals

Week 21: Staying Healthy in World of Away

May 22, 2020

This week you take a look at ways to stay healthy while you're doing what you have planned for World of Away.

Managing Your Mindset FAQ's Meeting Your Goals

Week 20: Key Ingredients for your World of Away

May 16, 2020

This week we take a look at how you have arranged your goals, itinerary, finances, network, and housing for World of Away.

Housing Ideas

Week 19: Finding a home away from home

May 9, 2020

This week we explore what type of home best suits your World of Away. The links below can help you in your search. Homestays: short, medium and long-term H omeStay.com Airbnb Servas Couchsurfing Home exchanges Homeexchange.c…

Housing Ideas Travel Planning Meeting Your Goals

Week 18: How to prepare for World of Away so you can leave your cares behind

May 1, 2020

This week we continue our series exploring living arrangements in World of Away and look at how to set things up in a world away from where you are now. Some resources to help you prepare your household for your departure to…

Housing Ideas Travel Planning

Week 17: Your home as hub for your World of Away expeditions

April 25, 2020

This week we continue with part 2 of a 3-part series exploring how you will be living in World of Away by taking a look at how to use your home as a hub so you can reach the full extent of your World of Away.

Housing Ideas

Week 16: All about the base, no travel - How to create World of Away at home

April 18, 2020

This week we start exploring how you will live during your career break by focusing on how to take a career break while living at home.

Tips For Telling The Boss Who Else Does This? Managing Your Mindset FAQ's

Week 15: How to plan for a career break when so much of life is up in the air

April 10, 2020

Leaning on the wisdom gleaned from our last three guests, we review the landmarks to follow to help get to World of Away And here is an interesting TED Talk by Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer and founder of Sagmeister In…

Finances Who Else Does This? How To Leave So You'Ll Be Welcomed Back Meeting Your Goals

Week 14: Career break as an opportunity to transition into the next phase of your career

April 3, 2020

Today we talk with a mid-career IT professional who has already had one career break and is in the process of planning her next one.

Tips For Telling The Boss Who Else Does This? Managing Your Mindset How To Leave So You'Ll Be Welcomed Back Meeting Your Goals

Week 13: What is an academic sabbatical and how do you fit it into your career?

March 27, 2020

This week we talk with an Academy insider, a tenured professor who serves on a University sabbatical review committee and has taken several career breaks of his own.

Tips For Telling The Boss Who Else Does This? How To Leave So You'Ll Be Welcomed Back

Week 12: Where there's a will, there's a way - Career breaks early in your career

March 20, 2020

Today we talk with Jake Crome, a chemical engineer who took a six-month career break from his first full-time job out of college to hike the Appalachian Trail. Jake was the first person at his company branch to take a career…

Managing Your Mindset Meeting Your Goals

Week 11: Hit Pause...Take a Break

March 13, 2020

It can be hard to predict how your professional peers will react to your career break plans so before you initiate a formal conversation at work, we review some options for how to configure your break within the context of y…

Managing Your Mindset Building Community

Week 10: Family, Friends and Fans

March 6, 2020

If you're on track to launch your career break by the end of this year that puts you at 42 weeks from departure, about 10 months away. You have time to get everything done, and you need to start recruiting help to get everyt…

Managing Your Mindset Meeting Your Goals Building Community

Week 9: Build Demand for Your World of Away

Feb. 28, 2020

Energize your desire to go to World of Away into a demand to make the experience happen. If you want some ideas for designing your World of Away here are some links to companies and organizations that sponsor extended travel…

Finances Meeting Your Goals

Week 8: Fitting Your World of Away Finances Together

Feb. 21, 2020

This week you pull together the financial pieces you have been developing in Weeks 5 thru 7 and you assemble your World of Away budget.

Travel Planning Finances Meeting Your Goals

Week 7: What path will lead you to and through World of Away?

Feb. 14, 2020

This week you consider how travel will facilitate and contribute to World of Away and you incorporate this final piece into the budget you've been assembling these past few weeks. Some companies to consider to help schedule …

Finances Meeting Your Goals

Week 6: The Dollars and Sense of World of Away

Feb. 7, 2020

This week you explore the cost of living in World of Away, building the second part of your budget. Tools to help you out: Cost of Living Calculator (U.S.) Cost of Living Calculator (International)

Finances Meeting Your Goals

Week 5: Counting coins and cutting costs

Jan. 31, 2020

This week you spend time saving money. Additional resources to help with budgeting The Budgetnista Be The Budget Best Travel Savings Account (USA Edition) Sabbatical Calculator