How You Can Make LinkedIn Work For You

LinkedIn logo

I interrupt this regularly scheduled travel blog for a public service announcement about the benefit of using LinkedIn. See, I stumbled across this conversation on Twitter the other day: @foxnomad That’s ok, neither does anybody […]

The Physical Toll of Long-Term Travel

Seven Lakes, Tajikistan

I’ve written a lot about the emotional ups and downs I experienced while traveling through the former Soviet Union for thirteen months. Beyond those highs and lows, long-term travel also took a physical toll on […]

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 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 […]

13 Months in the Former Soviet Union: The Final Budget Breakdown

  How much does it cost to travel around the world for 13 months?   Obviously, this answer will differ for everyone. Costs vary based on where you go, what you do and the level […]

Feeling Unsettled

Chicago, Illinois

It started a few months ago, although I don’t remember exactly when. It may have been while I was strolling through the streets of Tashkent or it might have happened as I tried to fall […]

Reverse Culture Shock? Not So Much.

Shoreview, Minnesota

“Well, it looks like you’ve been gone for a while,” observed the officer sitting behind the passport control desk at the Atlanta airport. “Yes, 13 months,” I said with a smile. He looked at me […]