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A Year Off

A Story About Traveling the World—and How to Make It Happen For You
By Alexandra Brown, By David Brown
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“Have you ever dreamed of quitting the rat race and taking a year off—and then swiftly jolted back to reality? If so, A Year Off will give you the inspiration and the courage to make it happen in real life.” —The Independent

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“Have you ever dreamed of quitting the rat race and taking a year off—and then swiftly jolted back to reality? If so, A Year Off will give you the inspiration and the courage to make it happen in real life.” —The Independent

Wait for me... Who knew these three words said to a near stranger would start an international travel adventure?
A Year Off is one part travel guide, one part travel essays and photos, and one part memoir 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 a few months. 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. Each chapter provides perspectives from both authors and tackles a different part of the journey, including:

• A look into David and Alexandra's story as they traveled the world together and got to know one another.

• Colorful essays about adventure travel and all the life-changing moments that come along with it.

• A practical travel guide providing tips on how to leave your job, budget, pack, plan your route, pace yourself, adjust to culture shock, and re-enter.

Turn your travel daydreams into reality with the help of the inspiring journey towards fulfillment, adventure, and learning to be present in the moment.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publication: 9/11/2018
ISBN: 9781452164656
Alexandra and David Brown spent the first year of their relationship planning and going on a trip around the world. They are now happily married and live in San Francisco with their daughter.