I have mentioned this before, but one of the first questions you will get when you tell people you are taking a gap year to travel is, “What about your job?“. Your career is important and you don’t need to throw it out the window to travel. Change how you think about your trip and […]
A great story via zen habits: A father and his son went fishing on a small boat, hungry. The father helped his son reel in his first fish, and it was a beauty. “Great catch, son,” the father said. “Yes, but I’m worried I’m missing out on better fish,” the son said. “What if I […]
1. Make Sure You Actually Want to Take the Trip Telling people about the trip makes it real. Before you begin to promote your trip, make sure you have thought through not only the exciting countries you want to visit, but think about how hard it will be and the stressful times you might have. You […]
As of today, August 18, 2011, we are working diligently to put our lengthy conversations to rest and actually start planning our round the world adventure. We needed to stop talking about how we WANTED to travel and how we SHOULD travel before we get too settled, and actually commit to going! We need to stop SHOULDING […]
Dear Mom and Dad, After months of planning, budgeting and dreaming together, Josh and I have decided to follow our passion to travel. Together we have decided that experiencing different cultures and living is more important to us for the next year than climbing the corporate ladder. So, I am asking you both to support us as […]
Traveling 9 to 5 was born from two people with a huge curiosity about what is outside our country’s borders. We live in a westernized world with very deep beliefs in the “American Dream.” Chasing after that dream can be exhausting and possibly un-fulfilling if reached in the end. A big decision we have made […]
Take Risks. Live your Life. Adventure. Work Hard. What is your definition of success? Traveling9to5 is coming soon….