Mustering the courage to take a big trip is a monumental task. But it does seem easier when people you know have done it before. And while veteran traveler Alexis Grant may not technically be “people you know” she does have an inside line on how to negotiate a career break, and quite possibly better than “people you actually know”. You see, Alexis has done it, and now she’s written a guide to show people how to bridge the divide between them and that dreamy career break trip they’ve been kicking around.
This launch coincides nicely with another career break event, making it easy to see the popularity of the movement, and for people interested in placing their career on hold to travel, the idea is pregnant with hope for a new way of living. Its popularity is written on the faces of those that have returned, and their enthusiasm often brings detailed instructions on how to go about doing it, not to hold it over people’s heads, but as if to say, “this has affected me deeply. You should really try it too.”
Alexis’ ebook gives some great insight into not only into how to make this dream happen but for it to happen in the most efficient way possible.
How to Take a Career Break to Travel is her manifesto for those that want to do this too. In the book she breaks the preparation process into 5 main sections:
- Prioritizing your life
- Overcoming doubts
- Hitting the road
The ebook is very well laid out with outside links to articles and resources that deliver direction and organization that very well could result in your tentative body in airplane seats.
From her presskit:
Whether you dream of volunteering in Africa, backpacking through Europe or road-tripping in Australia, this step-by-step guide will help you make it happen. Part motivational, part practical, How to Take a Career Break to Travel offers the tools you need to overcome the financial and career-related obstacles that stand between you and your Big Trip, plus advice on logistics from successful long-haul travelers. This 90-page guide includes everything author Alexis Grant wishes she knew before leaving her job to backpack through Africa!
I recommend How to take a Career Break to Travel as a source of helpful career break planning information. Why wonder if you’re going about your planning in an effective way when there’s the guidance of a veteran traveler at your disposal?
*A note of thanks to Alexis who donated AirTreks a copy of her ebook to review.