Impressions of Meet, Plan, Go!

As we are all slowly waking up across the country from an exciting night of Meet, Plan, Go! events, it’s hard to wrap our heads around all that happened. But from tweet impressions alone, it sounds like an inspiring night was had across the board.

In a 24 hours span alone, 695 tweets generated 2,495,023 impressions, reaching an audience of 1,002,226 followers. Wow!

If you couldn’t make an event, or wanted to hear about what happened in other cities (we do!), we thought we’d share some highlights we saw tweeted.

Looking down at the crowd in New York City

@nydarling: At #meetplango #NYC meetup, so excited to be with like minded people!

@BBADWoman: Just got to the #MeetPlanGo event at Recessions! Love the Career Break Travel Checklist! #Mpgdc

@BootsnAll: After many delays, arrived at #meetplango #chicago. So great to see everyone’s nametags w/ the destinations they’re visiting on their trip!

@PopArtichoke: At #meetplango in Chicago.. Love the energy in here and love this checklist! Already chatting w cool ppl. About to begin.. So excited!

@biancacloutier: ‘If there’s one decision you will not regret, it’s taking the first step.’ – Amanda of @lostgirlsworld #meetplango #NYC

@nydarling: @charlesscott says “listen to the voice inside of you” #meetplango #NYC

@pulpologist: #MPGDC You’ll come back from travel more creative & a risk-taker, and this makes you a more appealing employee! #meetplango

@mariesworlds: Yes! I often forget how liberating my trip was. RT @CareerBreakHQs Loved hearing that #meetplango opening video gave @mariesworlds chills

@NeoSoulCEO: Lessons from #MeetPlanGo Toronto: U can finance anything that is important to U. Find a way!

@CareerBreakHQs: Give up one latte a day for a yr. that’s $1446 towards your #careerbreak via @rebootbreak #meetplango

@NeoSoulCEO: Lessons from #MeetPlanGo Toronto: Start small if U have to, but just start! Make a plan for a two week trip!

@mariesworlds: Rainer of @JenssTravel… in a word, awesome. Host of #meetplango #NYC.

@pulpologist: #MPGDC Wing it! Don’t overplan. You’ll never have this much freedom again in your life! #meetplango

@NeoSoulCEO: Lessons from #MeetPlanGo Toronto: A smile is valuable in every country!

@biancacloutier: “I don’t have to tell you – when you come back, everyone will think you’re awesome!” #meetplango #NYC

@BootsnAll: Oh look, it’s @katieaune joining from Russia! #meetplango #chicago She was @ mpg last yr + now on her trip!

@pulpologist: #MPGDC Traveling with kids… First: what have I done? Then: realizing your kids are up for ANYTHING! #meetplango

@BootsnAll: Wow, question of “how many ppl like their job?” asked and very few ppl raised their hands. #meetplango #chicago Let’s change that!

@pulpologist: #MPGDC You will have naysayers. (They’re jealous!) Ignore some, let others know how important this is to you. #meetplango

@nydarling: @charlesscott figured it out after giving notice “Cobble together this unconventional life” #meetplango #NYC

@NeoSoulCEO: Lessons From #MeetPlanGo Toronto: Career breaks are not available to just the eclectic few. U can do it to. Start planning.

@BootsnAll: Before your trip, act like you are moving: cancel bills/pay online, sell stuff, hire mover+storage, use local address #meetplango #chicago

@CareerBreakHQs: Give up one latte a day for a yr. that’s $1446 towards your #careerbreak via @rebootbreak #meetplango

@HINewYork: “I think the escalators at Bloomingdales are dangerous. If a revolution is going to happen, it’s going to happen there.” #meetplango!

@LowImpactBetty: Just discovered #meetplango, I think I’ve found my new home…in a matter of speaking

@CareerBrkSecret: You need at least a month to take the time to focus on yourself. #MPGAUS #meetplango #austin

@sharontb: “Getting away with your passport to refine or define your life” – jane, #meetplango #denver

@katieaune: A friend of a friend I met 2 yrs ago just msg’ed me on FB that she’s at #meetplango #Chicago watching me on skype! Cool!!

@Active_Explorer: A room full of people realizing that long term travel is a practical dream. #meetplango #orl #travel

@BootsnAll: Most of the travelers on the #meetplango #chicago panel spent $2000 a month on the road. That’s less that I spend per month at home.

@ZoeMerkle: Waiting for #meetplango #PDX to start. So exciting to be in a room full of people making the same plans I am!

@joanna_haugen: A few last minute people trickling in for #MeetPlanGo but we’re getting started building career break dreams!

@AllieMarieBee: #meetplango is an awesome way to connect w/ like-minded people + plan an amazing travel experience! So inspired! @CareerBreakHQs @hiusaggc

@enthusiasticrun: I’m buying a one way ticket before anyone can talk me out of it. #freakingout #meetplango

@BootsnAll: Sean Keener at the #pdx #meetplango: “I never met a traveler who said they shouldn’t have gone on that trip…”

@expeditiontrips: “We want to see #careerbreak on everyone’s resume.” – @ottsworld on #MeetPlanGo’s goal.

@PocketExplorer: Listening to talks of career breaks and stories of long term travel really makes me miss living out of a 35l backpack. #MeetPlanGo #RTW

@AirTreks: “We were spending less money on average while we were traveling than we did living in the Bay Area” @cogentlegal #meetplango #SF

@alexisgrant: #MPGDC was SO much fun tonight! Great to meet some new friends #meetplango #travel

@BootsnAll: “The idea of traveling alone as a woman is scarier than actually doing it.” Olivia @whygo at #meetplango #pdx

@AirTreks: “Travel made me more adaptable. Gave me a more positive outlook on the world. Which is extremely important” @spencerspellman #meetplango #SF

@AirTreks: “The biggest motivator for taking our big trip was not going, but thinking about our life if we didn’t go.” @sararunning #meetplango #SF

@joanna_haugen: Life coach @judyirving says more ppl have heart attacks on Mondays and are 10% happier on Fridays. #meetplango

@andrewghayes: Talking about peer pressures of long term travel, Ryan and Jen say that “nobody else has to be ok with it, just you” #MeetPlanGo

@AirTreks: “I don’t look at other countries as ‘those people’. We’re all the same. That’s what travel has taught me.” @takeyourbigtrip #meetplango #SF

@SharingTravel: Travel safety tips from @caroundtheworld: pack light, know what’s important, & in dire events, “buy your way out” #MeetPlanGo

@RobinBotto: Had such a fastastic time at the #Boston #MeetPlanGo event tonight. Met some amazing people, and @WorldLillie was an amazing host.

@AirTreks: You can really feel the travel enthusiasm here. Great vibe tonight at #meetplango #SF!

@2Travelaholics: Many thanks to @pulpologist for setting up #MPGDC So glad I didn’t see any of my coworkers there #meetplango #rtwsoon

@erica3harding: @WorldLillie thankyou so much for tonight, #meetplango was so inspirational, so many great travel tips from wonderful ppl @CareerBreakSite

@ItsMissJourney: SO inspired by @CareerBreakHQs #meetplango event tonight. It’s great to be in the room with those who think like me. AND planned a trip!

@smk: #meetplango @SportsBasement was incredible. So jazzed for long term travel plans. Great speakers/travelers. Wish I could’ve stayed longer!

@KirstenAlana: Curious and kind people in #NOLA and a thought-provoking night discussing travel at #meetplango. Sad I already have to leave tomorrow.

@brianepeters: #MeetPlanGo Boston was fantastic tonight. Great energy and amazing crowd looking information and inspiration. I hope we provided it.

@angelwings1723: Had a great time! RT @CareerBrkSecret Thanks to everyone for coming out. Such a great turn out! #MPGAUS #meetplango #austin

@ALittleAdrift: A huge thanks to @CareerBreakHQs for the national #MeetPlanGo events tonight — inspired by everyone’s unique reasons for traveling

@OffMyBackpack: #MeetPlanGO was pretty cool tonight here in STL. Awesome and inspiring job by @Aseper … I want to be him when I grow up!

@Anvltrip: Great time at #Seattle #MeetPlanGo meetup. Met fantastic people, learned tons, and am excited to make this trip happen! thx @CareerBreakHQs

@AmberRoseTV: Great event here in #Chicago tonight. @llworldtour and the rest of the #MeetPlanGO community… I feel right at home.

@GQtrippin: Thank you @CareerBreakHQs for #MeetPlanGo and providing support & encouragement making us more confident in our RTW decision. #RTWsoon

@Edger: Great night at #meetplango #pdx! Bonus…best way to buy stuff after a career break? Stalk those in the selling stuff phase of theirs!

@OffMyBackpack: As cool as it was to be on the STL #meetplango panel, really looking forward to being the guy “skyping in” next year.

@Alexandraeh: If I didn’t have the travel bug before, I have it something fierce now. #Meetplango tonight was great!!

@AbbyTegnelia: Drifting off to sleep so inspired by #meetplango. Thank you so, so much, @joanna_haugen for inviting me!

@Spencerspellman: What. A. Night. Packed house for #MeetPlanGo. Such an eager group of travelers, with great convo continuing afterward for pizza/drinks.

@TheBigBreak: Head is spinning. Must. Go. To. Sleep. #MeetPlanGo #Portland

@CAroundTheWorld: @ottsworld lady, you and Michaela should be proud of what you’ve done. Kudos for another great #meetplango around North America!



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