RTW Travel Articles from September, 2011

The Myths of Career Breaks

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The idea of a career break is completely foreign to many working citizens of the United States. It’s a concept that has many people saying, “That would be great, but I couldn’t possibly do that.” Too many people have a grave misconception about what a career break actually is and who takes them. Most don’t realize that they, too, can take one if they make it a priority.

Detractors of career breaks define these people as running away from real life, when in fact many will come back with a great number of skills gained. There are all types of career skills that travel can improve, from time management to social skills to learning new languages to dealing with stress. Travel puts people in difficult and uncommon situations and forces them to figure things out.

Still others think that the only people who take career breaks hate their jobs and are in desperate need to find something else. It is true that there are plenty of people who dislike the careers they chose back when they were young and in college, and many career breakers are looking to be inspired and hopefully find a new calling in life. But there are just as many who just want a break from the chaos of everyday life to re-assess their lives, re-focus on their careers, and have an experience that will help their career going forward. Who knows, a career break may be the best career move you’ll ever make.

If the thought of taking a career break, sabbatical, or time off work to travel the world has crossed your mind, it’s time to realize that you’re not alone. There are plenty of others around the world who have done it, are planning to do it, and dream of doing it, and those who have done it are eager to offer tips to help prospective career breakers out. If you don’t already know about Meet, Plan, Go!, then be sure to check out their site and see all they have to offer. They will be hosting an event in 17 cities across the United States and Canada on October 18, with panelists of travelers who have taken the plunge themselves. The audience will be filled with people yearning to take that next step, and the panels will assist and inspire those audience members to get motivated and do it. So if you are anywhere near any of these 17 cities, be sure to check out this one-of-a-kind event.

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Special September 2011 fares for RTW tickets

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Not all RTW trips are made the same. While it’s always great to plan your trip around seeing iconic sites like Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal, and Angkor Wat, there are other travelers who are in it for the adventure. If you are thinking about a RTW trip, have you considered following in the steps of a famous adventurer/

Or maybe you’ve always dreamed of going on an iconic journey like taking the Trans Siberian Railway or driving part of the Pan American Highway. Options abound for any RTW trip, and now is the time to make your travel dreams come true.

This months Round the World Ticket Watch provides great variety for the RTW traveler. So get to work on the Round the World Trip Planner, and if you’re not already a subscriber, go sign up!

Here are the September ticket deals – these prices are good through September 30, 2011.

  • Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Expedition: New York – San Jose (Costa Rica) – Lima – Rio de Janeiro – OVERLAND – Buenos Aires – Rome – London – Paris – Nairobi – OVERLAND – Johannesburg – Cairo – Bombay / Mumbai – OVERLAND – Delhi – Kuala Lumpur – OVERLAND – Bangkok – New York, from US$3399 plus taxes
  • Four Continent Excursion Los Angeles – London – Nairobi -OVERLAND – Dar Es Salaam – Johannesburg – OVERLAND – Cape Town – Chiang Mai – OVERLAND – Bangkok – Phuket – Singapore -OVERLAND – Kuala Lumpur – Sydney – Nadi (Fiji) – Los Angeles, from US$2999 plus taxes
  • Asia Hopper with Russia New York – Beijing – OVERLAND – Hong Kong – Singapore – OVERLAND – Bangkok – Delhi – Moscow – New York, from US$1299 plus taxes

Need a quote? Call Dave, our RTW Expert at 1-866-549-7614 or create your own adventure with the round the world trip planner. Happy travels!

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