Take the First Step: Attend Meet, Plan, Go!
Tickets on sale now!
On October 16, 2012, we will be hosting our third annual nationwide event in 10 cities to inspire people to fulfill their career break and long-term travel dreams – and you can get your tickets now!
For less than the cost of a movie and popcorn – just $20 – you can take the first step toward making your travel dreams a reality!
The event will offer participants the opportunity to MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and resources necessary to PLAN the trip of a lifetime; and start taking concrete steps forward to GO on that global adventure.
“Because we live in a society that doesn’t find value in taking time off, we wanted to create a community for people who want to break out of the norm and travel for an extended period of time,” says co-founder Sherry Ott. “This is the only seminar out there designed for people who are looking to do long term independent travel.”
Every event will feature individuals and travel experts who have fulfilled their own world travel dreams. Speakers will address the main concerns that prevent people from taking a career break, usually centered around financial, career-related, societal, and safety concerns.
What You Get
Breakout sessions will focus on various aspects of long term travel planning such as:
♦ Preparation checklists
♦ Packing tips
♦ Saving money
♦ How to find volunteer opportunities
♦ Planning a purposeful itinerary
♦ Choosing the right insurance, and
♦ How to find local experiences when you travel.
Each attendee will leave with a wealth of travel information, plus:
♦ Getting Rid Of It e-book – kickstart your career break planning with this e-book from Warren and Betsy Talbot! In 2008 Warren and Betsy put their decluttering and downsizing skills to the ultimate test: Getting rid of everything to travel around the world. How much travel could your junk buy you? Only one way to find out!
♦ Electronic Goody Bag full of special discounts and promotions from our sponsors which will help you plan your career break travels.
♦ The chance to win a trip for 2 to Turkey from our sponsor, Intrepid Travel.
Stay tuned as we will be announcing more giveaways and surprises soon!
What People Are Saying
Over 1,000 people attended last year’s event – 40% of whom were in a trip planning stage pre-event. In a post-event survey, that number rose to 54%.
“It’s so valuable to hear from other people that have gone on these long trips when you’re contemplating going on one yourself.It validates it, and after attending you really feel like you can make the trip a reality sooner than I thought going into it.” – 2011 Chicago attendee
“We were given insightful, honest and practical information from caring, professional travelers who know the ins and outs of long-term travel.” – 2011 Toronto attendee
“Phenomenal panels, sponsors and just an all-round great time. Instant inspiration!” – 2011 New York attendee
“We want career breaks to be more acceptable in America,” says Ott. “In fact, it is our goal to see a career break on every resume. And with the support of our 10 inspiring hosts, their panelists, and our sponsors, including Intrepid Travel, Insure My Trip, BootsnAll, and International TEFL Academy we are making great inroads to achieving that goal.”