Explore

Here’s How You Can Take A Break From Your Career To Travel

By Parker Diakite

Share

Are you feeling that itch to drop everything, pack your bags, and buy a one-way ticket to travel the world? Don’t worry. You’re not alone.

A recent study conducted by Deloitte found that at least 43 percent of millennials plan to quit their jobs within two years, and only 28 percent of millennials plan to stay in their current role for more than five years to travel, as reported on CBS News.

If you feel its time to exit the workforce for a while to travel, the good news that if there’s a will, then there’s certainly a way. Here’s how to pull it off:

Establish a timeline

The first thing you have to do when planning a career break to travel is to determine the timeline and when you want the break to begin and end. Doing this will allow you to figure out how much money you’ll need for the entire break.

Start cutting back and save money

If you’re planning to pack up and leave for an extended period of time, it’s time to stack up at that savings account. You can start by cutting some of your expenses from your budget.

Logistics

This is the hardest but most important step in your planning. Think of everything from those monthly app subscriptions, mortgages, student loans, car payments, insurance, etc. If you own a home, decide if you want to rent it out to while you’re away or sell it and if you are renting, then think about whether to sublease or finish the lease out before traveling.


Stay with locals

While you’re planning the logistics of your trip, add staying with locals to the plan. There are tons of online platforms, such as Couchsurfing, that will connect you to hosts who are willing to let you stay in their home for free.

Maximize travel rewards

Being savvy with loyalty programs, including Ebates and credit cards that give cash back as you spend can open many doors to make your travel more affordable, including free checked bags and free accommodations.

Share
Travel Noire

Parker Diakite

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Flight Deal: Nonstop From New York To Rome Only $275

Flight Deal: Nonstop From New York To Rome Only $275

It’s time to pack your bags and get away for a little excursion through Italy. Alitalia, an affiliate of Delta Airlines, has dropped prices on direct flights from New York’s JFK airport to Rome, Italy. The lowest price we found at the time of this post was $275 roundtrip. This cheap flight option is available […]

DeAnna Taylor

Travel Agent Scams Delta Air Lines Out Of 42 Million Frequent Flyer Miles, Equivalent To 1.75 Million Dollars

Travel Agent Scams Delta Air Lines Out Of 42 Million Frequent Flyer Miles, Equivalent To 1.75 Million Dollars

A travel agent is in deep trouble after allegedly scamming 42 million frequent flyer points from Delta Air Lines, adding up to a 1.75 million dollar value. Gennady Podolsky is a dual American and Ukranian citizen who worked as a managing partner at Vega International Travel services, a Chicago-based travel agency. Podolsky, 42, has been […]

Kelsey Marie

Travelers Sue Creator Of Black Yacht Week Over Fyre-Fest Like Experience

Travelers Sue Creator Of Black Yacht Week Over Fyre-Fest Like Experience

If you are an avid Black traveler, you have likely heard of the Facebook group Black Travel Movement. The group, created to share the Black travel experience through personal photos, also hosts large group trips around the world. The founder of the group, Reginald “Reggie” Cummings, made the announcement early last year that he would […]

DeAnna Taylor