Whether it’s long service leave or a short sabbatical, it’s a dream held by many to do away with work responsibilities and explore the world. But is it financially viable?
Most people at one point in their working lives have stared off into the distance and daydreamed of their next big travel adventure.
And fair enough. We’ve all got those friends and family members who seem to be perpetually globetrotting, intent on driving your envy levels to crazy new heights each and every time you check your social media.
One week they’re kicking back at the opening of a chic beach bar in Bali, the next they’re tucking into some traditional pizza in a centuries-old establishment in Naples.
But before you throw all caution to the wind and request extended leave – or quit completely – it’s wise to look at your financial commitments and make a calculated decision about what’s achievable.