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You've heard of the gap year when high school graduates take a year off before college and travel. But how about a mid-career gap year?

Anna and Roy de Jesus embarked on an adventure of a lifetime with their 1-year-old daughter, Sophia. They quit their jobs and went to Europe. They call it the best decision they ever made.

The coupled developed their great escape plan. They were news reporters in Florida working long hours and not seeing each other or their daughter as much as they wanted. So, they saved money for 2 years, sold their car and furniture, put themselves on a strict budget, quit their jobs and traveled throughout Europe for 6 months.

They took their trip a year and a half ago when Roy was 33 and Anna 37. They wanted more to life than just work. The couple started a blog on their trip so people could follow their travels. When they got home, they turned their fabulous trip in to a new business. They now make travel videos for a convention and visitors bureau in Florida.

Lee Abbamonte took the same leap. He was 29, making six figures in corporate finance, and wanted a more fulfilling life. He quit and traveled the world. Lee is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. His adventure also evolved in to a new business. He is a travel expert and writer and started a travel website and blog. Brands started to contact him. They pay him to travel and talk about it.

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