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The Career Break Book (Lonely Planet) Paperback – 1 Dec 2004


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications (1 Dec. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1740598660
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740598668
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 14.3 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 449,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...Lonely Planet, the intrepid traveler's bible...' --Los Angeles Times, April 2005

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By Connie Wong on 1 Jan. 2011
Format: Paperback
Good book for those not on your gap year/traveling for grown ups - tackling the real issues about finances, mortgages, and some inspirational ideas for what to do on your time off. Its not too thick, and good starting point. If only I read this before i went traveling with no plans earlier this year - its obviously possible to survive without it (as I have), but for next time, Ill definitely refer to it
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By Wanderlora on 14 Jan. 2013
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A very good used version, I needed something to give me a few ideas of what I need to consider before heading off on a career break. Whilst not everything is up-to-date in the book, it gives enough information to make decisions & plan everything you need to, before leaving it all behind for a while!
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By Stephanie Vorce on 19 Aug. 2014
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Prompt delivery. Worth a read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cressi on 30 May 2010
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sadly havent managed the career break yet but this book looks to have everything Id need to know to be well prepared for the trip.
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A Source Of Useful Information But Not As Good As I Was Hoping For 4 Mar. 2006
By Chris Luallen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As someone considering a career break, I was very pleased to discover this book put out by Lonely Planet - my favorite publisher of travel guides.

On the plus side, this book does contain plenty of helpful information related to travelling overseas or living as an expat. I found the large number of internet sites listed to be an especially useful. The books also walks you through the minute details about how to leave your job, organize your finances and otherwise prepare to travel or live abroad. Alot of this was just common sense. But I'm sure many people will find it comforting and helpful to have a "step by step guide" for pre-travel preparations.

It's true this book was written by British writers and intended primarily for a British readership, hence the use of British slang and social commentary. But there is also plenty of information specifically for Americans and the book is definitely usable by any English speaking person of whatever nationality.

On the down side, I was hoping for more practical travel suggestions and information on individual countries and the travel costs within those countries. But there really is very little of that besides mentioning some of the most popular travel routes , such as Bangkok to Bali or Istanbul to Cairo. Currently, I am planning a trip to study Spanish in Latin America. This is one of the most popular activites for those going overseas. But the book had much less information on this than I expected, only listing a few web sites. Instead there was considerably more information related to extreme pursuits, such as climbing Mount Everest or walking to the South Pole, that were really not my interest.

Still I would consider this book worth its purchase price due to the useful information and web sites that it does offer. But it was a bit of disappointment compared to my high expectations. Hopefully future editions will show significant improvement.
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For People Ready to Make The Leap 13 Oct. 2008
By My Pen Name - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is for people who are seriously considering taking a career break. It is NOT for people who need inspiration - those people are a different audience. It is also NOT for people who need a guide to a specific part of the world, or expect the guide to have details like cost of living expenses (!).

This book is for people somewhere in the middle. If you are pretty sure that you are going to make the leap, but you need to be convinced that the practical details are not insurmountable, then I recommend this book.

The book covers what you need to know in the planning process, including:

* more or less, what it costs to live like a backpacker (scraping every penny) or living large in nice hotels, or somewhere between these extremes
*what to do with your house and possessions
*whether to get a round-the-world ticket
*what to do about travel insurance
*do you need a lot of vaccinations, and how long do those take?
*how to negotiate a leave of absence

This book not for people who need to know where to go. You need to do research elsewhere to decide for yourself. It is also not for gap-year people - they have a whole different set of issues.

People who are seriously considering (not just fantasizing) taking a career break will appreciate this book. If you have already started wondering "What do I need to plan for? When do I start planning this great endeavour? How do I get started" then this is a great resource.

I read about 5 of these type of books, including most of the ones under "customers also bought" and this is in my top 2.
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This book could be better organised. 16 Jun. 2007
By Fong Foong Ching - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book could do with better organisation. Same topics should be grouped together instead of mentioning them at different chapters. I also expected to see more information and suggestions on where to go. "The Gap Year Book, 2Ed" also published by Lonely Planet is a much better written book. You may be wiser to wait for the second edition.
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