Dream jobs

Meet the people who’ve given up the 9-5 to seek new careers — and new lives — on distant shores

Leo Waltman left swapped Dutch banks for diving off the Yucatan peninsula

Stephen Cronk ditched London corporate life to set up a boutique wine business

On holiday in Central America, Vicki Chandler decided to swap building restoration for cacao beans

A visit to Johannesburg helped Jessica Gold decide to develop Makanyi Lodge and go into the tourism business

Carolyn Bailey swapped flip charts and team-building for a tent on a glacier

Hawkmoon Boxer swapped Manchester for a new life as a guide in Hoi An

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How Guy Levene left the military and built a lodge in Ethiopia

After 10 years at home with her kids, Glenys Watson became a pilot in Papua New Guinea

How Mike Board left a finance job in Canary Wharf and became an instructor in Indonesia

Rod Stewart swapped Edinburgh for an observatory on the Caribbean island

Tony Bateman made a website that helped total newbies see the Northern Lights

Marcus Edensky moved from a Sweden to start a new life in the Pacific

Skills learnt as a uniformed constable translate well into a career up in the air

Gaynor Leeper quit her job as a communications manager in to work in adventure tourism