The time is rapidly approaching when I will need to pack up my cube at Intel and head off into the wild for two whole months - yes, it is finally time for my sabbatical.
What is sabbatical you ask? Well, if you are a US Intel employee, for every seven years you work, you get 8 weeks paid time off in the form of a sabbatical. I can do anything I like with my sabbatical, except that I can’t split it up. It’s a fantastic idea – probably the best perk that Intel offers, and I plan to take full advantage of it. The idea is to get anyway from work, recharge and reinvigorate yourself so that you can focus on the things that really matter. Donna and I have decided to not just get away from work, but to get away completely - we are planning on spending almost all of the two months on the road travelling around the USA.
But we need **your help** - turns out, the USA is a big place, so we really need to be a little more specific about where we are going. So please help us plan our trip by submitting suggestions at our [Sabbatical 2010 wiki](http://sabbatical.neotextus.org).