Escaping to Valencia: 320 Days of Sun, Doing the Work We Love

Vlad is an escape entrepreneur sharing his lessons learned in a complementary course for all Escape the City readers: Do What You Love and Earn your Financial Freedom. We took the plunge. I quit my job and put my apartment on the market. In approximately 200 days, my...

Aquaite Founder Talks Career Changes

David is a Management Consultant at Accenture. He is the founder of Aquaite, a natural lifestyle brand that takes inspiration from life on the water. He is also part of the construction team on the most sustainable private island development in the Caribbean. Here, he...

From Lawyering to Surfing Via Escape the City

A long-time Escape the City reader named Kathleen finally decided to take a shot along with her boyfriend by responding to a job advertisement. She wrote this from the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Five years ago I was buzzing with excitement about starting my solicitor...

How to escape being ‘headstuck’ in your career

Last Tuesday’s event at the Hub Westminster was the second event we’ve run with London-based organisational psychologist Rob Archer, who specialises in helping people escape career paralysis. We had almost 100 Escape members in the room, listening to...

Escape Advice from the Co-founder of TableCrowd

The CEO and co-founder of TableCrowd explains how she escaped to form a social network for meeting up over a meal. I co-founded and am CEO of TableCrowd – a real life social network to meet people over food. We reached minimum viable product around 3 months ago...

Letter From an Escape Fan Who Found a Dream Job

Kathryn, a freelance photographer, describes how Escape the City helped her find a dream job opportunity in New York City in this letter. Hello, Team Escape the City! I’m a freelance creative from the NYC area, and I just had to let you know how your website helped me...

Ways for NYC Escapees to Give Back This Holiday Season

Calling all New York Esc-ers! Are you stumped on ways you can give back this holiday season? If so, fear not: Esc’s Liz Elfman has got you covered. We’ve spent some time researching a handful of wonderful organizations in the City who are busily working to...

Giles Andrews Puts on an Entrepreneurial Passion Play

Raoul Boström, a London Business School alumnus, writes about Giles Andrews and the passion he carries for his work as the co-founder of peer-to-peer lender Zopa. Speaking for just over an hour, to the TELL Series audience at London Business School, Giles Andrews...

Working for a Charity: 15 Points to Flourish Not Flounder

Escapee Louise talks about her transition to non-profit work. Here are her fifteen points on how working for a charitable organisation. Here are my top fifteen things you need to know when considering working for a charity. I have been with a large London-based...

3 Simple Ways to Figure Out What You Want to Do

Escapee Iris Louwerens created Dig Mondays, a lifestyle blog to help people in their 20s and 30s create a career they’ll love to bits by giving them tips and access to the right tools and resources. You can follow her @irislouwerens. If you’re feeling stuck in...