31 Days of Career Break Travel Tips #YourBigBreakGuide [Week 1]

Welcome to week 1 of 31 Days of Career Break Travel Tips #YourBigBreakGuide.

I’ll be on Facebook Live every day to talk about different parts of planning for a career break to travel. Join me live to ask questions. Or you can catch up in this blog post.

Week 1 topics

1 July: Types of career break travel
2 July: What is your “why”? + Biggest obstacle no one told me about
3 July: Strange way to make sure you stick to your career break travel goal
July 4: How to finance your career break travel + Find out how much you need
5 July: Telling family about quitting your job to travel
6 July: Don’t let language stop you from taking a career break travel
7 July: Solo or with a friend?
8 July: Wrapping up the week

1 July: Types of career break travel

Six types of career break travel

  1. Quitting your job to focus only on travelling
  2. Taking a sabbatical
  3. Travel and study
  4. Work and travel (for example Australia and New Zealand
  5. Voluntary work on farms overseas (for example WWOFF)
  6. Freelancing while you’re travelling

2 July: What is your “why”? + Biggest obstacle no one told me about

If you don’t know why you want to go on a career break to travel, you’re not ready.

I also talk about the biggest obstacle that came up when I was planning for my career break. (Myself!)

If you want to clarify your “why”, I grabbed these good questions from BootsnAll’s Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days:

  1. What excites you most about taking a career break to travel?
  2. How do you hope your life will change when you take a sabbatical to travel?
  3. What travel dreams could you turn into reality by taking this trip?
  4. What part of your career or daily life do you wish you could change?
  5. What do you wish you could stop doing?

3 July: Strange way to make sure you stick to your career break travel goal

Tell everyone about it before you’re ready!


4 July: How to finance your career break travel + Find out how much you need

Think your career break travel is expensive? Have you actually calculated how much it’ll cost? Find out in this mini course.


5 July: Telling family about quitting your job to travel

How to prepare your family and friends for your career break travel.

  • Tell them early
  • Show them you’re a responsible adult

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6 July: Don’t let language stop you from taking a career break travel

Resources: Fluent in Three Months (Book)


7 July: Should you travel solo or with a buddy for your career break?


8 July: Wrap up

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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