A Year Off: A story about traveling the world – and how to make it happen for you

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Wait for me… Who knew the power three little words could have in starting an international travel adventure?

A Year Off is one part memoir, one part travel essays and one part travel guide, documenting the story of Alexandra and David Brown, a couple who decided to take a year off from their jobs and 'regular lives' to travel the world together after only knowing each other for four months. Each chapter tackles a different part of the journey, including:

    – Practical takeaways for how to take the same leap and travel, including tips on budgeting, planning, pacing and adjusting to culture shock
    – A look into David and Alexandra's story as they traveled the world together and got to know one another
    – Colorful memories of their travels, including a dramatic kayak ride in Milford Sound, New Zealand, an emotional evening in India, a life-changing meal in the Loire Valley, France, a hilarious makeover in Romania… and many more

This inspiring book is for all the dreamers, would-be adventurers and endearingly practical professionals looking to scratch the travel itch. With many gorgeous photographs and actionable travel advice, A Year Off captures all the beauty and magic of the wanderlust spirit, guiding readers on how to take the same leap and showing them just how doable a journey this type of round-the-world travel is.


From the Publisher

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This is possible.

That’s what Alexandra and David Brown told themselves when they quit their jobs before embarking on an around-the-world journey. But this isn’t only a book about one couple’s amazing year off. It’s an inspiration and a guide for turning your own dreams into reality.

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From the Introduction

Our hope is to impart some of the wisdom we gained through our collective experiences to help you define what you want; better manage the pre-, during-, and postplanning process; and engage deeply with the cultures and places you visit.

In short, we wrote the book we wish we had read before we left, and we hope it helps you start your journey, even if it is just a daydream for now.

-By Alexandra and David Brown, from the introduction of A Year Off.

In this inspirational guide, you’ll learn…

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Steps to take before you embark on your journey

How to take the first stepPlanning your tripSetting the budgetPrepping and packing

What to do while on the road

Adjusting to life on the road Finding your travel rhythmDiscovering the traveler’s code of generosity and hospitality

How to come back home

Preparing to make a soft landingAdjusting to reverse culture shockFinding a new perspective

And much more!

A Year Off: A story about traveling the world – and how to make it happen for you

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