Travel Marketer with close to 20 years experience in the Americas. Currently country manager for Tourism & Events Queenslands, Australia.
I'd like to learn more about sabbaticals. In recent discussions with friends (aged between 25-36, professionals, some with children, mostly without) and family, many of them indicated that they would be happy to leave for six months and return to the same job. However, they had no idea where to begin. 'Six months' got me thinking about a trip we did through the North and South Island of New Zealand during the first wave of COVID-19, and so I published a post about a potential sabbatical itinerary (https://knownomad.substack.com/p/what-does-a-sabbatical-actually-look), but I'd like to add more depth to the conversation and provide some proper guidance. 👉 If you have taken a sabbatical and returned to the same place of work (or a different one), I'd like to hear about the process you followed, the challenges you faced and how you felt returning to work. Thanks for your comments and feedback!