Figuring Out What I Really Want

Chicago, Illinois

The last few weeks have been a blur. I returned from Nepal at 5:00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon and headed straight into the office the next day. Two days later, I was on a […]

My Career Break Trip: What I Did Right, What I Did Wrong and What I Wish I Would Have Known

Sergiev Posad, Russia

  Hindsight is always 20/20, right?   The passage of time always seems to give you a new perspective and now that it has been more than two years since I first left to travel […]

Thoughts on Life 2 Years After Quitting My Job to Travel

Misrian, Dekhistan, Turkmenistan

  This time last year.   It’s been a recurring thought in my head the last few months. This time last year I was arriving in Armenia. This time last year I was living in […]

How to Find a Job After You Quit Your Job to Travel: When You Return

I returned to the United States last September with a sense of urgency. After being on the road for 13 months, I figured I had enough in the bank to last me a couple months, […]

How to Find a Job After You Quit Your Job to Travel: On the Road

Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve, Kazakhstan

Last week I wrote about what I did before I left on my career break trip to maximize my chances of finding a job when I returned. This week, I’ll focus on what I did […]

How Travel Didn’t Solve Anything

I thought travel would change me. I wanted travel to change me. I wanted to emerge from 13 months of traveling and volunteering around the world a better person – more patient and more open […]

How to Find a Job After You Quit Your Job to Travel: Before You Go

The idea of quitting your job in an uncertain economy can be scary. I have made no secret of the fact that finding a job after I returned from my 13-month career break was my biggest […]

Diary of a Job Search

Chicago, Illinois

I have never made it a secret that my biggest fear when I quit my job to travel was finding another job when I returned. While I will write more later about specific tips and […]