Sample Resignation Letter For World Travel

Copy and complete the following Sample Resignation Letter For World Travel and provide to your employer.  This is a professional way to notify your intentions to take a career break, and should be submitted long before your departure, if possible.  Check out our Planning Page for other information to help prepare for your world trip, including the Pre-Trip Planning Timeline and Round the World Packing List.

Your Name
City, State, Zip

Month XX, 20XX

Manager Name
Manager Title
Company Address
City, State, Zip

Dear (Mr./Ms.) [Name]:

Please accept this letter as formal notification that I am leaving my position as [your title] for [Company] effective Month XX, 20XX.

My wife and I have decided to take time off of work for an extended period to travel abroad prior to having children.  We feel like now will be our last opportunity for this once in a lifetime experience.  I truly appreciate all of the support and the opportunities which I have been provided during the past [years employed].  [Company] has developed me professionally by offering a tremendous amount of responsibility and trust, for which I am very grateful.

I will offer any assistance necessary during this transition in order to facilitate the seamless passing of my responsibilities to my successor.


Your Name

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