The escape artist's handbook

Work Your Way Around the World

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Ever felt the urgent need for an extended change of scenery? It can be done. If you are looking to drop off the grid but aren’t Bruce Wayne rich, you’ll need to figure out how to eat along the way. That’s where Work Your Way Around the World ($17) can help. Already in its 15th edition, this book might be geared toward college kids, but it’s also perfect for that midlife — shall we say — itch. You’ll find inspiring first-hand accounts of people who have worked as farm hands, housekeepers and film extras, along with authoritative advice on how to be successful in the various industries you’ll be able to ply across the world. If you’re steeled for a long-term working vacation, this info-packed book is a great place to start. Nobody said adventure didn’t come with a handbook.

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