A Working Holiday

Looking to change your job? Consider vacationing your way into a new career

AT SOME TIME OR ANOTHER, the feeling washes over almost everyone who works in an office: the sudden urge to give it all up and become a farmer, winemaker or baseball player. Then reality sinks in--bills, the need for a stable job, bills--and the Great Dream becomes a passing fancy.

Enter VocationVacations, the innovative new travel company based in Portland, Ore., that lets people try out their fantasy jobs in a low-risk way--while they are on vacation from their real work. "The time has come when people are ready to start thinking outside the cubicle," says company founder Brian Kurth, himself...

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