We hope you had a lovely Easter and didn't stuff yourself full of so many chocolate eggs you had to go and have a lie down in the middle of the afternoon (stares accusingly at colleague).
Here at The Career Break Site we have been mostly adding fantastic new career breaks to our site and bringing new partners on board to offer you a bigger variety of fab experiences.
Today's newsletter has these (the link is below) plus our usual round-up of inspiration and advice. Enjoy reading, and email us if you have anything for next month.
New partner Friends for Asia have a great package this summer for those who want a career break experience but don't have a lot of time.
In just 2 weeks you can experience the best that Thailand has to offer, plus you'll get a chance to volunteer as well! You can ride elephants, try Thai boxing, learn Thai massage, go on a meditation retreat, or simply soak up the local culture.
Your volunteering placement will be in a local orphanage or school, playing games with the children, participating in activities and helping with homework.
For more on this unique 2-week summer package, and to book, visit the Friends for Asia website.
FREE AND DISCOUNTED STUFF ROUND-UP
1 book a month for a piddly 99p each from Hot Deals UK and Audible.
£2 voucher for Amazon Appstore for Android (doesn't that trip off the tongue nicely?!)
Free bus ticket - yes, I know going into town is hardly the same as jetting off round the world, but it'll save you a bit on your commute!
Free eye test plus 10% off glasses - you should have your eyes checked as part of an overall health assessment before you go travelling.
A travel adapter plug for just 34p! Including delivery!
We put these freebies and offers in the newsletter as a service to you, our lovely readers. We don't get paid for putting them in. (We wish we did though!)
NEW AND UPDATED CAREER BREAKS
We've just added loads of awesome new career breaks - from washing elephants to hospital management. Take a look at them here.
PHOTO CORNER - YOUR MONTHLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION
Have a look at the latest entries to the National Geographic Traveler Photo competition - they might even inspire you to enter it yourself!
New Zealand landscape. Ronseal. (The music's terrible but the footage is nice).
ON THE BLOG
5 things I've learnt from bad bosses is a piece about the stuff you can learn from even the most useless of workmates.
And from the archive:
10 organisations who owe you money - collect all this before your career break and you'll be quids in. Sometimes to the tune of a few hundred pounds!
Face your TEFL fears - this is a guest post from a career breaker and TEFL company employee, so she knows what she is talking about.
7 reasons to volunteer abroad - with lots of photos from our partners.
TIP OF THE MONTH
Use one of those free promotional drawstring or cotton bags for carrying your shoes when you travel. Classier and quieter than a plastic carrier, they're better for the environment too.
If you have a tip for us, email firstname.lastname@example.org - we will credit you unless you want to stay anonymous.
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Enjoy all the bank holidays, and we'll see you next month.
The Career Break Site