Photo Friday: The Boot Bus

Boot Bus

Michaela with Stanley of BootsnAll (our official MPG Portland mascot) and the Boot Bus

This week brought Michaela Potter and Sherry Ott of Meet, Plan, Go! to the Pacific Northwest for a series of meetups, conferences, and strategic planning. A highlight so far has been hanging with Sean Keener and the crew of BootsnAll, our hosts for Portland. We even got to see their infamous Boot Bus.

While we promote the idea of career breaks online and through our events, we are not the first to come up with the idea. Sean and his co-founder, Chris, used the Boot Bus to drive around US college campuses to promote independent travel. This was in 2001.

And even though it is now grounded in a garage in Washington State, we can only hope that the ten years that have passed since it was on the road, those same college students are now our career break audience and we can pick up where the Boot Bus left off.

Talk about having amazing hosts in Portland – these guys were promoting the career break movement over 10 years ago – to people who had even yet to have a career! And be sure to check out the Boot Bus “retro” blog.

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