Archive for the ‘Quitting & Career Management’ Category

How to Leave Your Dream Job to Travel

How to Leave Your Dream Job to Travel
As I finalize the details for my upcoming trip around the world, I’ve been fielding bewildered questions from friends and family who simply can’t understand why I’d leave my dream job to travel for a year. While many career breakers turn to long term travel because they’re burned out on the 9-to-5...
November 25th, 2010 | Quitting & Career Management | Read More

How to Make Long-Term Travel a Reality

How to Make Long-Term Travel a Reality
Today we’re departing from our normal book review to get tips from Barbara Singer, author of Living Without Reservations: A Journey By Land and Sea in Search of Happiness about how she made her dream of travel happen. At the tender age of 44 years old, Barbara Singer decided to reinvent her life....
November 9th, 2010 | Budget Travel, City Travel, Cultural Travel, Expats Abroad, Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Quitting & Career Management, Staying Connected, Travel Philosophy, Volunteering & Giving Back, Working Abroad | Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Stay Home–And Why to Forget Them

Top 5 Reasons to Stay Home–And Why to Forget Them
You’ve finally gotten a great job or you think it’s going really well with Mr. Right, but something in the back of your head is nagging you to pay attention to your desire to travel. Finding the time to travel is tough. Career, education, kids, family, and fears can all stop you from taking...
April 26th, 2010 | Leaving & Coming Home, Quitting & Career Management, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Career Breaks: Why I Lost Myself on the Road

Career Breaks: Why I Lost Myself on the Road
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Friends, colleagues and LG readers often ask: why was it, exactly, that Jen, Holly and I put the brakes on our careers (and in fact, our whole lives!) just when we were finally getting somewhere. Why ditch the super-competitive gigs that we’d been working...
March 8th, 2010 | Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, Staying Connected, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Tattoo Taboos: Inked Up and On the Job Hunt

Tattoo Taboos: Inked Up and On the Job Hunt
On a whim in Thailand at age 16, Lost Girl Kate Burggraf inked up her ankle and back two tattoos. At the time it was a cool idea, but now a few years later when she’s applying for overseas jobs, Kate realized that her ink is not-so-sweet after all. In the eyes of prospective employers ink can tip...
March 1st, 2010 | Featured, Quitting & Career Management, Working Abroad | Read More

Traveling Filmmaker Brook Silva-Braga Craves Time, Not Money

Traveling Filmmaker Brook Silva-Braga Craves Time, Not Money
by Sarah Amandolare LG Entertainment Editor Brook Silva-Braga is a world traveler with a Primetime Emmy Award, so I half expected him to suggest meeting in a slick neighborhood or show up with attitude and iPhone. But the 30-year-old filmmaker met me in Brooklyn, at a midway point between my home in...
February 22nd, 2010 | Quitting & Career Management, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Alexis Grant on Africa

Lost Girl of the Week: Alexis Grant on Africa
Alexis Grant is a journalist who left her reporting job at the Houston Chronicle in May 2008 to travel and freelance in Africa. Now she’s writing her first book, a travel memoir, and living in her hometown near Albany, New York. Here, she shares her experiences on getting lost. ****** It’s...
December 15th, 2009 | Africa, Lost Girl of the Week, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Katherine Ainsworth

Lost Girl of the Week: Katherine Ainsworth
A few months ago, we bumped into a very good friend of ours, Katherine Ainsworth, in (of all places!) an airport in Minneapolis-St Paul airport. She was positively glowing with the news that in a few short weeks, she would be leaving New York City and heading to Paris to start business school-and a brand...
September 16th, 2009 | Expats Abroad, France, Lost Girl of the Week, Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, Studying Abroad | Read More

Meet Our New Lost Girls Intern!

Meet Our New Lost Girls Intern!
Earlier this month, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp completed her study abroad program in Italy, and has since been gone on to become the Travel Lifestyle Editor for our site. Welcome Patty! Now that fall and a new semester have arrived, we’re thrilled to introduce our newest (and certainly most...
September 7th, 2009 | Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, South Africa, Studying Abroad, Working Abroad | Read More

Creative Ways to Save for Travel: Move to Latin America

Creative Ways to Save for Travel: Move to Latin America
by Kyle Hepp So the last time the Lost Girls heard from me, I had just married my Chilean husband, was adjusting to life as a newlywed expat in Chile and trying to save money for a trip around the world. Well, guess what I’m doing now – still trying to save money for a trip around the...
March 3rd, 2009 | Budget Travel, Chile, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Finances & Savings, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Quitting & Career Management | Read More