The “Super Sabbatical”

by Allie Moore

Feb 10, 2019

Africa © Ecophoto | Dreamstime

Trends / Top Trends

We’ve all scrolled through Instagram and found ourselves green with envy as we pass through yet another enviable vacation photo of someone in Bali, Thailand or on an African safari, and we wonder, “how can they afford that?”


Gap years aren’t as uncommon in other parts of the world as they are in the United States; in England, for example, it’s common for secondary school grads to take a year off from education before starting their university careers. But such getaways are also becoming more common among working professionals who already stashed away a bit of cash for major expenses of the future, such as a down payment on a house or a wedding. But when those dreams don’t exactly line up the way we plan, some are throwing the money toward unforgettable global experiences.


The “super sabbatical” is a term that can be described as a mid-career or in-between-career break that involves an extended trip as a means to explore the world beyond the boardroom and put some of that hard-earned cash into an enlightening experience.


With few vacation days compared with the rest of world, American working professionals have asked for extended time off to reinvigorate themselves, see the world in a new way and hopefully return with a newfound insight and perspective. The trend has taken off so much, startups (such as Epic Road) have even evolved based on the idea of the months-long journey as a means to reconnect with oneself.

Tips / Safety
Feb 16, 2019

Tips for Backpacking as a Solo Female

So, you’re planning a backpacking trip as a solo female. Good for you. Ignore the sideways glances and pestering questions from concerned friends and family, people are always wary of what they don’t know. You got this.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Tips / Travel
Feb 16, 2019

Comparing TSA PreCheck to Global Entry

You’ve seen the signs at the airport and watched with envy as other travelers sped through security and/or passport control, but what exactly are these programs so many travelers use to breeze in and out of airports, and how do they differ?

Under $100 / Europe
Feb 16, 2019

Under $100: Lyon, France

Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.

ATL Skypointe

Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.