When considering a year off from the 9-5 grind, don’t think of it as sabotaging your career for a travel break. There are lots of reasons why taking time off to travel can actually help your career, not hinder it.
Why are students on this side of the pond less likely to take a year off before college?
More than a whole third of UK gap-year travellers need to be financially bailed out by their parents. 
Don't just take our word for it. Verge interviewed some key execs to get their take on gap years. The bottom line? Go for it.
Living, working or studying overseas not only involves the day to day effort of doing your job or keeping up with your school work, but also requires you to adapt to the culture that you've planted yourself in. The question is: Are you that type?
A year of travelling with purpose is a great way to get out of a work rut. Expert Susan Griffith offers tips to help you prepare for taking time off from your everyday life.
Is the world really your oyster? Expert Susan Griffith presents the second part of her article on grown-up gap years, with insight on the practical reality of volunteering abroad.
Each year, more and more young Canadians are choosing to augment their education by taking time out to travel—a trend that is being encouraged by educators and employers alike.
Taking a "gap year", or year off, is standard in much of the world. The idea of a year off is just starting to catch on in Canada, and there are thousands of ways to to get out and go...
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