Spring is a nice time to freshen up your look and refocus on your goals – and that’s just what we’ve done at Meet, Plan, Go! and Briefcase to Backpack. Not only have we updated our sites looks but we’ve also merged them together, enabling us to bring you the best career break advice, planning tools, resources and inspiration all in one place.
We first launched Briefcase to Backpack as a place to share inspirational stories from various career breakers, helping others to realize they were not alone in their career break travel dreams. And with the Meet, Plan, Go! events, we brought that community to in person meetups. With the growing popularity of the events and additional planning resources such as our Career Break Basic Training course and community, we felt that it was time to bring all of these resources to one site.
So what can you expect from the newly merged site? We’ve broken it down to three simple tabs:
In this age of social media and online networking, the idea of face-to-face encounters seems to be dying out. But we see the strength and importance of these opportunities, and are “going retro” with our in person events. Here you can learn more about our nationwide event, local meetups, as well as previous events. EXPLORE MEET
You’ve made the big decision to take a career break for extended travel. Now comes the fun part – planning! Here you will find the tools and resources to assist with all of your career break planning needs, including information on our Career Break Basic Training, planning tools such as RTW tickets and Travel Insurance, reviews of some of our favorite travel and career-related books & gear, and destination inspiration. EXPLORE PLAN
Find the real inspiration to Go! by hearing others career break plans – from Contemplating and Preparation to Life On the Road and Re-Entry. This is where the inspirational stories from Briefcase to Backpack live, and they are still organized in the same fashion. EXPLORE GO!
We are also encouraging you to register your own career break, no matter what stage you are in, so that we can share your voice to inspire others.
So how do you get to the newly designed site? We still have the same URLs – so whether you use meetplango.com or briefcasetobackpack.com you will be able to find us.
Take a look around and we look forward to sharing more exciting updates to the site as they develop.