I am not simply a travel blogger and photographer traveling around the world making you all jealous. I have another passion in life – promoting and evangelizing the benefits of career breaks and extended travel. Some of you may recall our big national event last year that we put on called Meet Plan Go! where we made some great traction in bringing the concept and benefits of career break travel to our overworked and burnt out culture.
Career Break Travel and our little events even made it into the New York Time Travel section! -> Making Your Dream Trip a Reality
What’s Meet Plan Go 2011 All About?
- MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers in their area.
- Get motivation, contacts and resources necessary to PLAN the trip of a lifetime.
- And start taking concrete steps forward to get ready to GO!
Despite being common in many countries such as Australia and the UK, career breaks, life sabbaticals, “gap years” and other forms of extended travel are not currently an American or Canadian birthright…but the Founders of Meet, Plan, Go! are on a mission to change that!
At every event will be individuals who have fulfilled their own dreams of traveling around the world, or are currently in the planning stages. Their real-life stories include an understanding of the unique challenges that all long-term travelers must overcome in order to claim their freedom on the road and who appreciate the unbelievable triumphs of realizing one’s dream of a long-term international adventure.
Last year’s events were responsible for actually getting people on the road – and for that we are so excited!
“Your event convinced me that my pipe dream of traveling was actually possible… and then gave me tips and tricks on how to accomplish it.” – NYC Attendee
“I loved this event! It helped reassure me that I wasn’t crazy about thinking about quitting my job to hit the road, and it connected me with many other like-minded travelers.” – Orlando Attendee
“A life-inspiring event – covering an amazing amount of relevant material. I would definitely attend another and another until I “go!”” – San Francisco Attendee
Locations and Hosts
We are at it again. Michaela and I area busy starting to organize and plan the Meet Plan Go! travel events for 2011 and we are starting with the locations and the hosts! Today on our MeetPlanGo website we announced our super group of 17 hosts who will be holding this travel event around the country. These are expert career breakers and travelers who will be a source of inspiration to their communities.
We can’t wait to inspire more career break travelers at this year’s event on October 18, 2011! So where can you attend a Meet, Plan, Go! event this year?
We are excited to have many of our original cities returning, including:
Austin | Boston | Chicago | Minneapolis | New York City | Orlando | San Francisco | Seattle | Washington DC | Toronto
And we are even more excited to welcome some new cities, including:
Denver | Honolulu | Las Vegas | Los Angeles | New Orleans | Portland | St. Louis
Meet our hosts in our 17 cities this year – it’s a super team that I’m proud to work with!
Finally, to stay up to date on the latest events, updates, and early bird ticket sales – make sure you sign up for the Career Break Newsletter and LIKE our Facebook page. We’ll be sharing lots of updates over the months to come!
Hope to see you in one of our cities this year!