Egypt is becoming more and more popular amongst the holidaymakers of today. It is a country that is probably known best for its ancient civilization, historical pyramids and temples, that date back thousands and thousands of years. Despite the historical interest, Egypt has also become a popular destination due to it good climate, beaches, scuba [...]
I had lived in Hong Kong for three years when my friend James came to visit me. My family had moved from Oxford to the Orient following a big promotion for my father, in which he became General Manager of a textiles factory on Ap Lei Chau. Living on an island six thousand miles from [...]
Garrett from Hostel Dog shares his experiences that led him to his passion for travel…
In my previous life (this is what I call my life before my sabbatical), I worked as a project manager in the UK at an American insurance company called ACE Insurance. I worked all hours, earned decent money, was stuck in a rut and was going through a divorce, which like all divorces was costing [...]
Rolled out in 2007 along with a personal sabbatical program, General Mills’ “Innovation Sabbatical” is only offered to members of the company’s “Innovation, Technology and Quality” organization, which is comprised of employees in roles related to research and development, nutrition, quality and engineering. After 7 years of service, these employees may apply for an Innovation [...]
In her essay for the New York Times on Sunday, April, 4, 2010, Coming to Terms with My Sabbatical, Michele Mendelssohn mourns her sabbatical dream. Eight months into a career break that she won, she says, “my original plan now looks like a delusional fantasy. Though I have done many things on my list, I [...]
Sabbatical-goers reaching the last work week are in kick-butt mode. One’s professional reputation hovers between a final to-do list and an unforgiving time frame. Most have found their productvity in high gear for many weeks as they check and re-check their work coverage plans – and continue their work with a focus on leaving it in the best shape [...]
Just got back from one of my favorite activities…CRUISIN! My Aunt and I did the 7 day Royal Caribbean Cruise out of Galveston to Roatan, Honduras, Costa Maya and Cozumel.
In Roatan, we met up with my dear friend Marc in Gumbalimba Park. This park has it all. First, we did an amazing nature walk wherein we saw many black iguanas, [...]
In June 2009, Deloitte reported that the company had received seven applications, one approved, and lots of interest. That was a nice beginning for what was to come. So far, 50 employees have gone on sabbatical!