Leaving the Cubicle Behind

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I worked in Telecom and Financial Services for 16 years, advancing my way through positions as an analyst, supervisor, accountant, trader, you get the idea.  Eventually I hit a wall, and the comfortable office buildings could contain me no longer.  The jobs, people, and pay were nice, but for years I had yearned to travel.  I decided to do it.

The blog was born of friends’ and former colleagues’ requests for updates and photos.  I am honored that others are interested in my adventures.   The many millions who work hard in offices are welcome, and encouraged, to live vicariously through my travels.

Much of my itinerary is accessible to almost anyone with a decent paying job and a week or two of paid vacation.  Even if it’s a walk during lunch – Get out of the office, and get some sun on your face.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Welcome to the inaugural post.  The theme is a longtime corporate professional (me) escaping the confines of the office to see the world.  Each destination will be duly chronicled in its own blog post.

First up:  Road trips of several thousand miles to see the USA.   Trekking in Nepal and going to Thailand have become cliché.  There are many fascinating places and people to see here at home.  It seems fitting to see one’s own country before flying halfway around the world.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Then, I will focus on the more hardcore, remote, and primitive international venues.  Please join me from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet, or laptop!

Best,

Jerry

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About Jerry
Working in Corporate America for many years, I wanted to break free of the office walls for a bit and explore the world. Having put the pieces in place, I am first exploring the USA by road. Colleagues and friends expressed interest in my travels, giving rise to Office Escape. It is my honor to share my adventures.

3 Responses to Leaving the Cubicle Behind

  1. kyle winters says:

    Jerry, I’m visiting today via my mobile phone @ work. Your blog work is inspiring and I hope to (one day) abandon the cubicle and do some exploring of my own. thanks for taking time to put this together!

  2. My two favorite sentences in this post….”The theme is a longtime corporate professional (me) escaping the confines of the office to see the world. It seems fitting to see one’s own country before flying halfway around the world.” I look forward to reading more.

  3. Hi Jerry, I like your philosophy of seeing the USA first – it really is a glorious country to explore. Traveling in the States also provides great “context” when you decide to travel outside the US. When we visit places overseas we always ask ourselves, “What does this place remind us of in the States?” The answer might be people, food, geography, etc. Good luck on your travels and have a blast! All the best, Terri

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