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My 7 Links aka Career Break Secrets’ Greatest Hits to Date

Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 11th, 2011


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A photo from one my career break's greatest hits. Copyright CareerBreakSecrets.com

Recently, the folks over at Tripbase started a social media exercise. The concept is simple: ¨Bloggers publish 7 links from their blog to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.¨

I was nominated last week by my good friend, Janice Waugh of SoloTravelerBlog, one of my personal favorites. So, when I looked back at my posts, I had over 200 to go through to boil down to these 7.

So, whether you’re new to Career Break Secrets or have been following me for a while, take a look at the 7 I chose and let me know if you think there were better choices I could have made.

My Most Beautiful Post

I have to choose a recent post of mine from India, Women Walking Inside Taj Mahal Courtyard. I just love the color and motion of this photo and I as I said in the post, sometimes you good, sometimes you are just damn lucky.

My Most Popular Post

Mexicana Refund Process Fails Passengers. What To Do Know.  On the one hand, this surprised me a bit since I’ve posted lots of artciles helping people specifically with their career break planning. But, since I wrote a lot about Mexicana’s bankruptcy, having been a victim myself, I noticed that this story got very little attention in the media. And, precious little was available to help people affected. I am proud that Career Break Secrets’ posts and comments sections gave passengers a place to turn for help.

My Most Controversial Post

6 US Travel Norms I Forgot About. After a particularly annoying red-eye flight from Bogota to Houston, I commented on the social norms of US travel, admittedly with a snarky tone. Some readers took offense to my post.

My Most Helpful Post

5 Things Cell Phone Companies Don’t Want Long-Term Travelers to Know.  I feel very strongly about the topic of traveling with a cell phone. And, I think I really spilled the beans to help future travelers make better decisions about how they can keep in touch while they travel with the first of this multi-part series.

A Post Whose Success Surprised Me

30 Great Places to Chill On Your Career Break Travels: Part 1 Actually, the popularity of the whole series surprised me. Not sure if it was all the photos or allowing people to dream about places to go hang out and chill, but these posts really took off.

A Post I Feel Didn’t Get the Attention It Deserved

More like a series of posts, we have a whole video series of people who have taken career breaks from all over the world. Our ¨Real Stories¨ lets people tell their stories in their own words. I would like to see this part of the site get more traffic to inspire people to take the plunge and travel.

The Post I Am Most Proud Of

Hands down, I am probably most proud of our 12 Days of Career Breaks video. We launched it around Christmas time in 2010. And, it was very popular. It’s a catchy little tune that you can’t help want to see again and again (naturally that’s an unbiased assessment).

My final step is to nominate 5 more bloggers to participate. A hard task since many of my favorites have already been put on the list. Luckily, I have a lot of talented friends and fellow bloggers.  Hard to choose only 5!


Briefcase to Backpack

Lost Girls World

Amateur Traveler


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3 Responses to “My 7 Links aka Career Break Secrets’ Greatest Hits to Date”

  1. Alisha says:

    Great list of oldies but goodies. I really enjoyed reading through them…especially the ones I missed the first time. And, you photo of the ladies at Taj Majal…just beautiful!

  2. Maria says:

    I’m surprised that “30 Great Places to Chill On Your Career Break Travels: Part 1″ surprised you with it’s popularity – it’s full of great tips/info.
    Maria recently posted..Something’s Fishy

  3. Alex Berger says:

    Some great info and resources there, thanks for sharing!
    Alex Berger recently posted..I’m Sorry, Did You Say Travel Disaster? I Heard Adventure: Why I Travel for the Disasters

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