We're a bit all over the place today. There's a funny bright circle in the sky, and a strange feeling has descended on us that is the opposite of cold, only we can't remember what it's called. Someone mentioned that it's summer, which could explain things.
Anyway, we've got it together enough to bring you this month's career break newsletter, full of useful and inspiring stuff, mainly travel-related of course. So fetch yourself an ice lolly, fan yourself with the nearest important bit of paper, and enjoy!
SPONSORED - AFRICAN CONSERVATION EXPERIENCE
Help protect South Africa’s rhino! South Africa’s rhino are under severe threat from poachers - and you can help protect them.
With African Conservation Experience, you can work alongside (and learn from) conservation professionals, on a placement of 2 to 12 weeks. Like all our partners, ACE are vetted and approved by us.
You could help protect rhino in the field by joining a tracking and monitoring team or nurse rhino calves that have been left orphaned by poachers when you help out at the Khulula Care for Wild Centre. You'll be making a long-term, positive impact on these amazing creatures, and will have an unforgettable experience as well!
FREE STUFF AND DISCOUNTS
Free CV evaluation to see if you're being paid what you're worth. We haven't tried this but we expect you have to sign up to something to get it. Worth a go though!
Free stay at a Travelodge if you, like them, are celebrating your 30th anniversary this year (wedding, that is, not being a hotel chain).
Free "Re-entry into reality" workbook for people who are struggling after coming back from a long trip abroad (limited time).
Virgin Trains are having a sale - it's only from 30 June to 2 July though so you'll have to be quick!
Go Pro accessories kit half price at Amazon, so you can get it for £19.99. Loads of stuff for the shutterbug!
NEW AND UPDATED CAREER BREAKS
Find all our new and updated career breaks here - as always, there's something for everyone!
ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERWEB
We were mentioned in this great article on changing careers. There's loads of links to other useful sites too, so have a read!
PHOTO CORNER - YOUR MONTHLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION
The Environmental Photographer of the Year has just been announced, and you can see their winning entry and the other finalists here. Warning: this is kind of depressing, but at least you know where to come if you want to be part of the solution!
How to travel the world with almost no money (TED talk) - we know this guy from his blog and he's good.
TIP OF THE MONTH
Check your privacy settings on your social networks before announcing your travel plans. You don't want to come back to find your gaff burgled!
USEFUL THING OF THE MONTH
This article tells you how to schedule your emails in Gmail. Lots of reasons why you might want to do this while travelling, including sending yourself reminders!
There was a news report about that gapper who got jailed for getting her kit off on a Malaysian mountain. It said "May contain flashing images."
We've been talking to a few people lately who really want to take a career break but don't know where to start. Our response is usually to just have a scout around and see what's out there, as you'll find tons more opportunities than you thought were possible! A good place to start is obviously our career break search - where you can browse all sorts of career breaks so you're bound to find one that's right for you.
Until next time, enjoy the weather and sport (come on England women!) and we'll see you next month.
The Career Break Site