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Photo Essay: Our Greatest Travel Fails of 2016

Travel bloggers so often focus on all the ‘awesome’ and ‘wanderlust-inspiring’ things about travel.  We try to be realistic here at The Travelators – whether it’s talking about the sh*thouse roads in Armenia to the rather ‘meh’ atmosphere of Dubai – but even we fall into the trap of just showing the ‘good bits’ in our photos. Hence why we thought it appropriate to display some of our travel fails from the last 12 months. Don’t get us wrong –…

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How Long Term Travel Can Help Your Career

Long term travel can often be seen as a ‘career killer’, but taking a career break could perhaps be the best thing you could ever do for your career! Here’s why. 1. You have time to think It’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day life at home. We are often so busy that we don’t have time to sit back and look at the big picture. Between work, family, sport, volunteering, friends – do you ever have a spare…

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Backpacking Myths Busted!

Taking a career break to go backpacking around the world can be pretty daunting. But there are a few myths out there that make it seem much harder than it really is. Here are our top ones – and why you don’t have to be worried. 1. Backpacking will ruin my career A career break doesn’t have to be a career killer. If you are taking a sabbatical from your job, talk to your boss about what will happen when you return to work…

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Preparing for long term travel

Quick Guide to Preparing For Long Term Travel

For most of us, jetting off on a long term trip isn’t as easy as packing a backpack and locking the front door on the way out. Here is a quick guide to preparing for long term travel, which will hopefully make life on the road and your return home a bit easier. 1. Commit yourself Long term travel isn’t for everyone, and it can be easy to get spooked and want to back out of a trip. This is because travelling for…

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Ask your boss for a career break

How To Ask Your Boss For A Career Break

I was lucky enough to get 12 months unpaid leave from my job for our Silk Road trip in 2016. But I’m not the only one! More and more workplaces are allowing their employees a sabbatical or a career break to travel long term. Here are a few tips on how to convince your boss it’s a top idea. 1. Be good at your job Your boss won’t give you 12 months off if you’re not worth keeping – it’s that simple….

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