Sabbaticals, aka 'long-term incentive leave', have become increasingly popular amongst professional executives and small groups of friends and families who have the opportunity to enjoy a career break; a chance to see the world when on a first long break or after retirement. LateralLife is the only travel company that specialises in designing and delivering 100% tailor-made sabbaticals. We have detailed knowledge of over 60 countries throughout Africa, North & South America, Asia and Australasia and would be delighted to meet with you to plan your sabbatical.


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We have designed sabbaticals for professionals (lawyers, accountants, medical) in the Top 10 law firms and specialists in London, and the elite firms and practises in New Zealand. In addition we have planned year-long sabbaticals for senior executives from the advertising and financial industries, couples entering their retirement from the civil service and VIPs. We therefore understand the need to offer a bespoke and personal service to discerning travellers from planning your time away to support whilst you are abroad.

Our fundamental philosophy is that each sabbatical, convention and holiday is unique and planned with unrivalled attention to detail. The trips we have arranged are extremely diverse and range in duration from 3 weeks to 13 months. Our youngest traveller was 6 months old and the oldest in his seventies. Destinations cover all corners of the globe, from a road trip down the remote Gibb River Road in Australia, to floating down rivers in Costa Rica, tracking wild black rhino in Namibia and relaxing on the beaches of the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. We have combined continents with an Asia meets the Americas sabbatical and included volunteer and community projects in Nicaragua, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

Many of the trips we have crafted include extensive overland travel and we manage all border crossings with our black book of local contacts to support you at each step of your journey. Our carefully chosen network of destination travel companies use handpicked local guides, drivers and hosts who have been tried and tested over many years to ensure a seamless travel experience. Should changes be required while you are away we remain just a phone call or email away. We are unique in providing a 24/7 concierge service whenlateralclients are travelling by being able to respond quickly through our United Kingdom and New Zealand offices being in opposite timezones.


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'' Because I've always wanted to....''

I just wanted to say a massive Thank You to laterallife NZ for organising our trip to the Pacific Islands. It was in the fine detail that laterallife excelled and the outcome was beyond anything we have ever experienced. We have had many trips to Fiji and the islands both for business and for pleasure but I can genuinely say that nothing has come even close to this experience. It was a unique, special, touching and luxurious in an understated way - simply idyllic. Well done to your team and I cannot recommend laterallife NZ more highly.

-Maryann Russell - Senior Manager. Gold Coast, Australia.

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Thanks to laterallife NZ for making our Anniversary holiday to Fiji such a joy and, mostly, for taking all the stress and hassle out of the pre-trip planning. Every thought and detail had been anticipated and we felt like VIP guests everywhere we went. Everything went without a hitch, such a joy when you meet a true professional in their field. Thank you laterallife NZ !

-Russell Kroon - Director, Mining. Queensland, Australia.

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