Archive for the ‘Quitting & Career Management’ Category

Live from the Wienermobile: Who are these Hot Doggers anyway??

Live from the Wienermobile: Who are these Hot Doggers anyway??
Here’s the latest on-the-road dispatch from our Wienermobile girls. You can read more about their hot dogging adventures by clicking here ***** Molly and Selena: How rude! We’ve been blogging about hot dogs and cross-country adventures for nearly six months, but we still haven’t properly...
January 22nd, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Dispatches from the Road, Group Travel, Lost Girl of the Week, North America, Quitting & Career Management, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Live from the Wienermobile: How to be a Hot Dogger, too.

Live from the Wienermobile: How to be a Hot Dogger, too.
Here’s the latest on-the-road dispatch from our Weinermobile girls. You can read more about their hot dogging adventures by clicking here Molly and Selena: The Wienermobile is our only car. That means we drive it to the store for groceries, the bank for cash, the mall for clothes. That also means...
December 1st, 2008 | Dispatches from the Road, Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, United States | Read More

North Carolina: The Writing Retreat

North Carolina: The Writing Retreat
by Amanda Pressner On Saturday, I flew down to Tampa and drove 9 hours north with my family to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Dad and his wife Nadine bought a house there a couple years ago (before the market started crashing) and they constantly drive up to take advantage of the solitude and spectacular...
November 26th, 2008 | Quitting & Career Management, The Lost Girls: The Book, United States | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Jessica Marie

Lost Girl of the Week: Jessica Marie
Most would-be travelers need some sort of catalyst to uproot them from a comfy spot on the couch (or an exceedingly uncomfortable office chair) and propel them towards the open road. For many, its a window of unscheduled time–the period between college and grad school, a sabatical from work, an...
May 30th, 2008 | Backpacking & Trekking, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Courtney Scott

Lost Girl of the Week: Courtney Scott
When Amanda, Holly and I quit our jobs to travel around the globe, we idealistically imagined that the trip would drastically change our lives, hurdling epiphany after epiphany into our paths until we were completely enlightened beings. As you can guess, it didn’t exactly work out that way. ...
March 6th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, Lost Girl of the Week, New York City, Quitting & Career Management, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

How to Quit Your Job to Travel

How to Quit Your Job to Travel
Blame it on the holidays, the cold weather or the government (for forcing more of us to get passports!) but it seems that a growing number of readers are writing to tell us they’re planning to quit their jobs to take extended trips overseas. One of the biggest challenges? How to give notice at...
December 31st, 2007 | Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Five Myths About Money and Travel

Five Myths About Money and Travel
We’re not sure if its the super-cute, girlie logo, the service-driven content or the fact that blogger Gwen Bell isn’t afraid to post wacky pictures of herself, but we’re totally addicted to her new travel site Expatriette. In her “vision statment,” Gwen pledges to “support,...
August 23rd, 2007 | Finances & Savings, Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, Websites and Blogs | Read More

How We: Quit our Jobs to Travel

How We: Quit our Jobs to Travel
Office life might be little more than fuzzy memory now, but here’s what we have to say about giving our job–and yours–the old heave-ho. How We: Quit our Jobs to Travel Initially, Jen, Holly and I worried that it would appear a little flakey to take a working hiatus after only five...
March 3rd, 2007 | Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, New York City, Planning, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap
The Lost Girls took a big step towards hitting the road: We quit our jobs. What was my experience leaving my gig as an editor at a national women’s magazine, you ask? Well, it was scary (I’ll sure miss those steady paychecks), sad (call me lucky, but I love my boss and actually look forward...
April 30th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Argentina, Group Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn
Clearly, we’re not the only quarterlifers experiencing that burned out feeling. Washington Post columnist Mary Ellen Slayter writes about setting limits on IMing, iPod listening and happy hours in order to keep yourself from feeling over stimulated…and blowing a chip or two as you reach multi-tasking...
March 6th, 2006 | Quitting & Career Management, Staying Connected | Read More