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Career Break/Sabbatical/Gap Year Advisory Sites:

  • Briefcase To Backpack: America’s Career Break Headquarters: Offering Travel Inspiration and Advice
  • Your Sabbatical: Making sabbaticals more accessible for more workers in more companies
  • MeetPlanGo: The national event in the US to help people get going on their career break
  • The Sabbatical Times: Directory of all things sabbatical

Career Break Travel Blogs:

  • OttsWorld: Sherry Ott, a self-described corporate runaway since 2007
  • Nomadic Chick: Jeannie Mark conquering the world in 2010
  • HappyTimeBlog: UK couple who left it all behind to travel the world
  • The Aussie Nomad: Aussie career breaker taking on the world
  • Two Backpackers: Follow Jason and Aracely around the world
  • GapYearEscape: Amar travels the world and dishes on travel life
  • TheWanderingTrader: Marcello’s a day trader traveling the world
  • LL World Tour: Emmy Award winning TV producer, Lisa Lubin, chucks it all to travel around the world! Follow her witty tales, tips, and rants!
  • SmallWorldPursuits: Alisha writes about volunteering and cultural travel experiences. She knows a lot about the topic since she lived it herself in Chile.

Travel Advice Sites:

  • GoBackpacking: Tips for the longer-term traveler heading around the world
  • Backpacking Matt: Uber-traveler Matt has made of living of going there and doing that
  • The Travel Tart: Anthony´s travel tips are the funniest out there.
  • Traveling Greener: News, trends and information about how to travel greener
  • Brookevstheworld: Brooke´s round the world escapades started in 2007
  • Travel Dudes: An impressive array of travel tips and destination advice from around the world
  • 20 Something Travel: For the under 30 set, this blog lives by its own Travel Manifesto to show you how to get around the world
  • Aussie Travel Advice: This site is for Aussies and by Aussies, but a lot of their advice applies to all travelers
  • Travel Advice Europe:  From our friend Amar of Gap Year Escape, he brings you some great travel advice for traveling around Europe.
  • foXnoMad: Smart travel advice from Anil who covers a wide variety of topics to help you get the most out of your travel

Travel Writers:

  • Everything-Everywhere: Gary is the sage of travel blogging and writing. And, yet he´s probably more of a travel photographer than writer. His site will link you into the travel world functionally and visually.
  • Trail of Ants: Kiwi traveler Ant Stone tells his own personal travel stories and dishes saucy travel advice.
  • BearShapedSphere: American ex-pat living in Chile commenting on the quirks of travel and living overseas
  • My Several Worlds: Canadian expat living in Asia taking great pics along the way
  • Leif Pettersen: This self-described vagabond is back from his career break and continues writing
  • Traveling Teri: Combining great photography from around Europe and the US with pithy summaries, Traveling Teri is a site you will want to return to see.
  • Hole In the Donut: Cultural Travel with Hole In The Donut. Former corporate type, Barbara, travels around the world writing about her cultural experiences.

Cool Travel Communities:

  • SoSauce: Great travel content from travel writers all over the world paired with tools to help you document your trip when it´s done so you can share it with the people in your personal community.

Destination Blogs:

Food and Drink Passions:

  • The largest wine blog in the world is focused on wines from the Iberian peninsula.

Voluntourism and Giving Back:

  • Volunteer Global: Sarah will help you navigate the wild wild west of the voluntourism
  • VolunTourism: Great independent resource for those wanting more information about volunteering while traveling

Traveling with Pets:

  • GoPetFriendly: Amy, Rod, Ty and Buster show you how to travel well with your furry friends
  • HowToTravelWithPets: Want to travel with your dog, cat or fish? Anil will help show you how.

Travel and Technology

  • TechGuideForTravel: Anil dishes out great advice on how to get the most of technology to enhance your travel experience

Sites to Inspire You:

Where to Stay:

  • Darn Good Digs: Independent site listing great budget and charming places submitted by travelers from around the world.
  • Lay Your Head Here: Accommodation around the world by travelers for travelers

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