Quit the 'rat race' forever.Have you ever thought, is this as good as it gets? Disillusioned by the daily grind, tortuous commute, never-ending austerity cuts, job insecurity, disappearing pensions and the â€˜work until you dropâ€™ ethos, John tells the inspirational story of how he and his girlfriend sold up, quit their jobs and set off on an astonishing adventure to escape from the â€˜rat raceâ€™ and find the life of their dreams. They couldnâ€™t possibly have known what trials they would encounter along the way or the wonders that awaited them. Join them on their road trip of a lifetime and experience the sense of excitement, anticipation, optimism, and joy as they leave it all behind. Filled with useful information, whether for a road trip across Europe or for making a more permanent move abroad, Itâ€™s About Time! tells a true story of just what incredible things we can do with our lives when we put our minds towards change. So if youâ€™re looking for an escape planâ€¦ this is it!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - couldn't put it down until I'd finished it! There is a lot more to this book than just a story of a couple travelling across Europe to a new life away from the UK. John Mabbs is clearly a well-informed and knowledgeable author and has a real knack for writing - sometimes amusing, often with real passion on many subjects. He covers many World-issues, all of which undoubtedly contributed to his life-changing decision. I look forward to more books by this author!
A fantastic read and a very inspirational story, chapter 1 deals with the state of the modern world today and I agreed with virtually every word, it still proved a history lesson that runs throughout all chapters of the book which I really enjoyed also.
The subsequent story unfolding is an absolute joy and you feel part of the journey.
An excellent read overall and a superb guide to staying and traveling in Europe although that is not the book's intention.
Makes you give a lot of thought to the mundane country/society that we live in here in the UK, hats off to the author for having the balls to make the break!
Wow, this is a truly inspirational story. I loved accompanying John on his journey and found the book very informative and enticing ( I couldn't put it down! ) John's story shows how it's not only possible, but also easier than you might think to escape the rat race and get off that UK treadmill. I don't want to give too much away, so if you're looking for a way out, and you're not loaded, then this is the book for you. Who knows, it might just change your life ;-)
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