10 Movies That Will Make You Want to Quit Your Job

If you’re going to have a dull night at home, you might as well make it a FUN dull night. We copied the descriptions from IMDB, but chose the top 10 ourselves – the ones we think most fuel the urge to ditch soul-sucking jobs. Or will at least inspire some...
Get out of the house

Get out of the house

Yesterday Rob talked about creating gravity and launching early. Escape the City was born from one simple email – the concept spread quickly. Sometimes, though, success happens more slowly. Sometimes, the hardest part about starting your own venture is sitting...

Our Story #5 – Creating Gravity

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts which track the building of Escape the City from the original idea through to what we’ve built today. This instalment covers September 2009 – when we just chucked ourselves into the fray and created early momentum for our...
Cody Pope: “You Don’t Have to Quit to Escape”

Cody Pope: “You Don’t Have to Quit to Escape”

Cody Pope took his dual degree in Anthropology-Zoology and Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Sciences, and went to work at Harvard as a primate researcher, eventually becoming a political risk consultant. He’s found an amazing Esc opportunity and is moving to...

7 lessons from our crowdfunding journey

You probably would’ve seen that we recently raised funding through our members (you!) –  since then, we’ve gotten quite a few emails requesting more details. Here are seven tips, written by Rob, for anyone else considering a similar route. 1. Big...
What drives us to choose the work we do?

What drives us to choose the work we do?

I escaped private practice and beat over 200 people for this job… …but I still find myself staring out of the taxi window on the way home every night and think “surely there is more to life?” How is it that the brightest people end up in such...
Live, travel, adventure…

Live, travel, adventure…

This is my new desktop pic – you would’ve also seen it in today’s newsletter. I found it because I’d been emailing one of our members, Matt Prior. He’d sent in an Esc pic a while back, and we’d then started talking about his...
Escaping to set up my own vintage homeware business

Escaping to set up my own vintage homeware business

Clio Wood left recruitment to start Clio the Muse, and supplemented her Escape through starting a successful B&B using her flat. You can see her site here. I interviewed her on Skype this morning (you can watch other clips here and here): Clio shares more of her...