About the Career Break Secrets Video Travel Guide Series
Jeff Jung takes off around the world to find the most interesting and thorough ways to escape from a corporate office back home and delve into another place and culture.
Taking a career break is an important step in most people’s lives and they usually are a bit confused deciding where to go and what to do. Jeff comes to the rescue by producing a video travel guide series that thoroughly covers several different career break destinations and options.
A career break is not spent poolside with a margarita in hand, that is a seven day vacation in Cabo. A true career break involves diving deep into a culture by doing things such as learning the local language, volunteering, taking traditional cooking lessons, or even trekking across a country on foot.
Jeff turns our career break dreams into reality by showing us what is out there and how to do it. Continue reading for my full review.
Video Travel Guide Cost
- Individual country pass – 4 Episodes (includes 2 bonus episodes): $17.99
- Season pass – 5 countries with 4 episodes each: $49.99
Video Travel Guide Series Review
As an avid backpacker always looking for new adventures, the video travel guide series is a great value. If you are planning to spend a minimum of 3-4 weeks in one country then the country pass will provide adventurous and interesting ideas for what to do while you are away. Instead of backpacking 4 countries in 4 weeks, you would want to spend the entire time gaining a deeper knowledge of one country.
Jeff touches on what is important to the culture of each place and how a career breaker can experience it by getting their hands dirty. The in-depth interviews with actual people you and I can meet (opposed to as-seen-on-TV celebrities) during our travels is invaluable. Not every episode will fit within your lifestyle and career break goals, but the few gems of video and information will make you want to jump on a plain in a heartbeat.
The video travel guide series is great at showing you a side of a country you might not have known was there and you will get fired up to go experience what you just saw on a short 25 minute HD clip. Whether you are a wineaux wanting to taste your way around the world or would rather fight off the blisters from a 100 km trek, there is something for everyone in the video travel guide series.
Things I Liked
- Top Secrets: 5 Career Break Secrets “Top Secrets” wrap up each episode and give you some insight that is hard to find if you were to try and search it out on your own.
- Personal interviews: Real people, real interviews, and real authentic cultural experiences with the locals are what give these short films credibility.
- Extensive coverage of each topic: Each episode is focused on one specific adventure which gives Jeff more time to dive deeper into the subject. No more Lonely Planet single paragraph suggestions, this is a 25 minute video of how to make the most of your trip.
- Simple: There are no fancy ploys to suck you into taking a career break. The videos give you a simple tour of what it’s like to experience the culture with the locals and in ways you might not have thought of before.
- HD Quality: Watching the videos on your computer and on your iPod work and look great. The HD video helps transport you to the destination for a great 25 minute experience.
Some Constructive Criticism
- Filming techniques: As the video series went on, the quality improved and small errors like a shaky camera or poor camera angles were not as noticeable. Another round of video editing will help keep the viewers attention on all of the good quality content.
- Budget: For backpackers, the budget is a main concern. It would be great to see some more advice and tips on how to budget for these different trips and how to do them on the cheap to assist us low budget globetrotters.
- More service provider choices: Although it was great to see in depth interviews and information about what are probably fantastic service providers, each video guide only introduced us to one provider. Every traveler is slightly different and no service provider is one size fits all so it would be great to see some additional options at the end of the show. Simply adding a few links at the end would be a great reference for people to compare services or tours.
Visit Career Break Secrets for more information and to get your career break started right away.