Media Requests

For inquires, interview requests, or speaking invitations for Michaela Potter, Sherry Ott, or Michael Bontempi, founders of Briefcase to Backpack, please email us at contact@briefcasetobackpack.com

We are available to speak about a variety of topics, including (but certainly not limited to):

  • Career Break Travel
  • International Volunteering
  • Escaping Corporate America
  • Long-Term Travel
  • Solo Travel
  • Career Transitions

We can also provide photos and/or video for your media needs.

Following are interviews and articles that have featured Briefcase to Backpack and our co-founders, Michaela Potter & Sherry Ott:

RADIO/PODCAST INTERVIEWS

KPAM Radio (Portland Oregon) – Interview with Michaela Potter about traveling career breaks and international volunteering.
Indie Travel Podcast – Interview with Sherry Ott about her around-the-world solo travels and returning home after 16-months on the road.

WEBSITES

Uptake Travel Industry Blog – Highlighting Briefcase to Backpack’s efforts to make career breaks part of the American culture.
Escape from Corporate America – Daring tale of Sherry Ott’s escape from corporate America and transition to world traveler and expat.
Transitions Abroad – Sherry Ott is included in a round-up of long-term travelers.
Wandering Educators – Sherry Ott is featured twice: Following her travel dreams by leaving the world of corporate and as their photographer of the month.

PLACES WE’VE WRITTEN/PRODUCED FOR:

BootsnAll Travel Blog – Top 10 Reasons to Take A Career Break and Travel
Indie Travel Podcast – We produced and edited this overview on Briefcase to Backpack, including the inspiration and mission of the site.
Indie Travel Podcast – Sherry Ott is also a featured writer and content provider for this website.

Career Break Guide Table of Contents

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