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Six Months Off: How to Plan, Negotiate, and Take the Break You Need without Burning Bridges or Going Broke, by Hope Dlugozima, James Scott and David Sharp (Henry Holt, 1996)
A detailed, action-oriented how-to book about planning and negotiating employee sabbaticals and leaves of absence.
Time Off from Work: Using Sabbaticals to Enhance Your Life While Keeping Your Career on Track by Lisa Angowski Rogak (John Wiley & Sons, 1994)
A practical guide to planning and implementing sabbaticals. Includes tips on long-term financial planning.
Power Sabbatical: The Break That Makes a Difference, by Robert Levine (Findhorn Press, 2007)
Tips for how to plan and prepare for a sabbatical, with or without employer sponsorship.
Escape 101: The Four Secrets to Taking a Sabbatical or Career Break Without Losing Your Money or Your Mind, by Dan Clements (Brain Ranch, 2007)
Presents a step-by-step system to take as much time as you need from your job, career or business, without losing ground.
The Career Break Book, by Joe Bindloss (Lonely Planet, 2004)
A guide for taking extended time off from work. Includes tips on asking for time off, dealing with mortgage and pension issues, etc.
Online advice on how to diplomatically quit your job, sample resignation letters, discussion boards about quitting, tips on finding a new job.
The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss (Crown, 2007)
A definitive "lifestyle design" bestseller that promotes the idea of working less and living more.
A website promoting the art of living and working from anywhere in the world you choose.
Information on traveling the world, and supporting yourself in the process.
The Nu Nomad
A network for living and working remotely.
A website where companies find, hire, manage and pay location-independent contractors online.
Work Your Way Around the World, by James Penrith (Crimson Publishing, 2008)
A guide for travelers who want to explore the world on limited funds.
Jobs for Travel Lovers: Opportunities at Home and Abroad, Ron and Caryl Krannich (Impact Publications, 2006)
Identifies numerous jobs that enable individuals to travel both at home and abroad. Dispels 54 myths, explores key motivation, and outlines effective job search strategies.
The Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away from Home: Making a New Life Abroad, by Roseanne Knorr (Ten Speed Press, 2008)
Designed for older travelers, this book covers estimating cost-of-living expenses, the dos and don'ts of international health care, the boom in online travel resources, and other topics.
Online information and resources regarding international jobs, careers and work. Country-specific online job listings.
Employment tips and cross-cultural information for Americans working abroad.
The Big Guide to Living and Working Overseas
A student-slanted guide to finding work overseas.
Transitions Abroad's International Careers Listing
Extensive rundown of links, resources and articles about finding work overseas.
Dave's ESL Café
One of the oldest and most useful Internet resources for overseas English teachers and job seekers. Includes discussion forums and job listings.
The World is a Class: How and Why to Teach English Around the World, by Caleb Powell (Good Cheer Publications, 2002)
A short book with relevant information for teaching English in locations worldwide.
Teaching English Abroad: A Fresh and Fully Up-to-Date Guide to Teaching English Around the World, by Susan Griffith (Crimson Publishing, 2009)
ESL teaching employment reference, with a slant toward UK citizens.
Transitions Abroad's Teaching English Overseas
Extensive rundown of links, resources and articles about teaching English overseas.
ESL Job Feed
An eclectic source of English teaching and related job positions available on the Internet.
ESL Job Find
An online source for ESL jobs and other opportunities worldwide. A place where schools and English teachers can find each other.
Online resources for English-language teaching professionals.
U.S. State Department Travel Warnings
State Department Consular Information Sheets are available for every country of the world, describing national entry requirements, currency regulations, unusual health conditions, the crime and security situations, political disturbances, and areas of instability. In the event of a specific and current danger in a country, a special "Travel Warning" is posted alongside the consular information.
World Travel Watch
Travel publishers Larry Habegger and James O'Reilly have been writing this weekly travel safety and security update since 1985. Succinct, current and useful information about dangers and disturbances (and odd happenings in general) around the world.
"A Safe Trip Abroad" Online Tip sheet
Available online, this Department of State tip sheet has good, basic information for keeping out of danger overseas. Included are tips for staying safe from pickpockets and general crime, as well as political violence and terrorism. Online links lead to specific tips heets on travel to the Caribbean, Central and South America, China, Mexico, the Middle East, Russia, and South Asia.
U.S. State Department Travel Registration
Travel registration is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. Registration allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to assist you in case of an emergency.
Overseas Security Advisory Council
News and reports concerning global security.
Travel Wise: How to Be Safe, Savvy and Secure Abroad, by Ray S. Leki (Intercultural Press, 2008)
Insights and practical advice to help travelers develop the right attitude, the right training, and the right approach for a successful journey.
What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World by Melissa Rossi (Plume, 2003)
A useful and entertaining crash-course on global political science, current events, foreign affairs, and history.
The World's Most Dangerous Places, by Robert Young Pelton (Collins Resource, 2003)
An extensive guide to the danger zones of the world, by journalist Robert Pelton. This book evaluates the danger factor in destinations around the globe (including the United States), as well as providing relevant historical, cultural and geographical information. "The message is that travel can be dangerous if you want it to be and it can be very safe if you want it to be," writes Pelton. "Even in a war zone."
Where professionals, adventurers, travelers and those who work and travel in high-risk areas can keep abreast of the latest information and safety tips.
Association for Safe International Road Travel
Online resources for safe driving overseas.
Corporate Travel Safety
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130 pages of travel safety tips that can be useful to any traveler. Topics involve luggage theft, avoiding pickpockets, laptop theft, and hotel burglary.