Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Photo Friday: Corcovado National Park
Friday, November 9th, 2012

This week’s Photo Friday comes from Ann Becker of Travel with Ann: Costa Rica Experiential Adventures. Here, she captures a Blue Morpho butterfly caught in the web of a Golden Orb Spider in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica.

Earlier this year, Ann wrote about how she turned her travel passion into a business, developing and leading small group tours to Costa Rica that often include language immersion, volunteering and/or adventure sports. You can learn more about Ann and her travels on her Facebook page or by following her on Twitter as @travelwAnn.

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Why You Should Add Antarctica to Your Career Break Itinerary
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

For many career breakers, extended travel is also an opportunity to reach out-of-the-way “bucket list” destinations.  Though there are many extraordinary places to take a career break, Antarctica stands apart from the pack.  How many destinations truly offer a once-in-a-lifetime adventure like stepping through the cover of a National Geographic Magazine?

Reaching a Travel Goal Together

Three years ago, Meet, Plan, Go! co-founder Sherry Ott and her 76-year-old father could be found hiking Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit.  Her father had once traveled halfway around the world on a freighter, so adventure travel was in their DNA. Inspired after crossing the high altitude Thorung La Pass together, it was only natural for both to start thinking about where they would travel next.  Sherry’s father had his eyes set on the next great adventure —Antarctica— and of course, Sherry said, “let’s do it!”

This December,  Sherry and her dad will reach their dream destination —the great White Continent!  This has been a bucket list item for both of them and they are excited to set foot on their 7th continent together.  They’ll embark on the 126-passenger Expedition for 13 days, departing from Ushuaia, Argentina on December 10, 2012 and sailing to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctica Sooner Rather Than Later

A wonderland for the eyes, Antarctica is the most pristine, awe-inspiring, wildlife-rich destination on our planet.  Visitors are swept off their feet by serendipitous whale encounters, thousands of penguins bustling about, and towering blue icebergs rising hundreds of feet out of the water.  At times, Antarctica can feel like an out-of-this world dreamy experience, where a bleached white skyline can stretch for miles.

December is optimal for visiting Antarctica since penguins arrive ashore in November to build their nests, so chicks can hatch in December.  This is also when the sea ice breaks up, providing visitors greater access to fluffy penguin chicks, narrow fjords and inlets, and iceberg-strewn beaches.

Like our ever-changing planet, Antarctica is not immune to the effects of climate change.  In fact the ozone hole was first discovered by scientists working on the Antarctic Peninsula and in the last few years, there have been marked changes in the climate and animal behavior. Antarctica is a destination we recommend visiting sooner rather than later. Antarctica is not the easiest location to travel to, which is why small ship cruises are the best way to explore the continent.  These intimate expeditions are often guided by experts who are seasoned naturalists, lecturers, and National Geographic photographers.

Put Antarctica on Your Career Break Itinerary

An expedition to Antarctica requires a significant time commitment, which may be a challenge to many North Americans with limited vacation days.  While a trip to the Antarctic Peninsula may be done in two weeks, expeditions including the Falkland Islands and South Georgia range from 17-24 days. Without time constraints, career break travelers can also experience some of the highlights of South America before and/or after an Antarctic expedition, such as a week in Buenos Aires, a tour of Iguazu Falls, or trekking through Patagonia.

Taking a travel break before retirement can actually propel the direction of one’s career.  There are always adventures to be had, insights to be gained, and lessons to be learned.   Most seasoned travelers would agree that the best education is the world’s cultures.  We certainly do.

Career break travel changed Sherry’s life.  Including an expedition to Antarctica on your career break itinerary just might change yours, too.

Tune in December as Sherry and her father head south to the end of the earth via Twitter (#OttAntarctica), Facebook, and Pinterest.

ExpeditionTrips specializes in trips of a lifetime to extraordinary destinations, including Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska, Africa, the Arctic and beyond. The world’s leading specialist in expedition travel, we offer a one-stop resource for expert advice, trip planning and outstanding service.  Founded in 1999 by former expedition leaders, naturalists, and guides, ExpeditionTrips’ mission is to help our clients experience the trip of a lifetime. Our award-winning website, offering more than 350 trips, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes annually since 2000, and we have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Coastal Living and Men’s Journal, and highlighted as ‘The Antarctica Travel Planners’ by Travel + Leisure magazine. For more information, visit

Photo Friday: Great Wall of China
Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This week’s Photo Friday of the Great Wall of China comes courtesy of two-time career breaker Amber Hoffman. Amber and her husband, Eric, visited China as part of a career break in 2009. After a short stint back in the United States, Amber and Eric have hit the road again, this time with a goal of making it a permanent lifestyle.

Amber wrote about her quest to make a permanent escape from law firm life on Monday and you can read more about her travels on her web site, With Husband in Tow. You can also follow her on Twitter as @ASHWorldTravel.

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Immerse Yourself with Personalized Spanish
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

If you are thinking about taking a career break to travel and Latin America is on your itinerary, you might consider taking a few days to learn the language and to learn more about the environment you will be visiting. Personalized Spanish in Costa Rica offers a language and cultural immersion program that gives you the opportunity to do just that.

We invite you to take this first step with us!

Traveling in Latin America needs some preparation. Learning how to communicate in Spanish while exploring Latin countries will open many new opportunities for personal growth. Our program allows you to have a meaningful experience that will be key during the rest of your trip, allowing you to better understand and participate in local cultures.

Personalized Spanish is a school that goes beyond any other Spanish schools; class sizes of three or less allow us to provide maximum personalized attention. You will not only learn vocabulary, useful expressions and grammatical aspects of the language, you will have a real experience into Latin American history, culture, and flavor.

Our typical day begins with morning coffee and discussion of Costa Rican expressions, current weather and news. After a couple of hours of class in the morning, everybody comes together to socialize in the main patio over tropical fruit drinks and snacks. We return to classes for another two or three hours and then enjoy lunch together. Afternoons are used to visit nearby historical and cultural places of interest guided by of our school teachers.

If you choose to stay with a local family, your host family will be waiting for you with a nice cup of coffee, delicious dinner and conversation when you arrive home in the evening. We offer weekend trips to enjoy the rest of the country, including visits to historic sites, national parks, volcanoes and beaches.

Costa Rica is well known for its stable democracy and peaceful traditions. It is also safe for travelers to visit and is one of the planet’s most biodiverse countries.

Stay with us at least a week to get you started, or stay for a longer period in order to get deeper into our cultural experience.

Before jumping into Latin America, we recommend you:

? Learn historical, cultural, and basic languages concepts.
? Learn about fiestas, social, political and religious life.
? Sample a variety of our food and drinks.
? Recognize the many cultural differences and patterns in Latin America.

Other school services may include:

? Airport pick up, internet access and wi-fi and international calls.
? Specialized services related to volunteer placement in local organizations such as schools and churches.
? Home stays, including two hearty meals, laundry, private room and wi-fi.

For more information please contact us:
Phone: Miami (786)245 4124 or Costa Rica (506)2278 3254
Facebook: Personalized Spanish

Special offers available through March 13, 2013:

? Personalized Spanish offers you the opportunity to register for two weeks in our Standard Spanish and Cultural Immersion program and receive a free adventure weekend for one person that includes: visiting the world famous Arenal volcano, relaxing in a hot spring and feeling the adrenaline rush of a zip line.

? Get two free hours of  online Spanish classes when you sign up for our 10 hour Spanish Online Program (12 hours of classes for the price of 10!)

Making a Permanent Escape
Monday, October 29th, 2012

For months, people asked me, “what will this do to your career?

I was tired of answering the question. I knew there was another path for me. But I was scared of removing the proverbial golden handcuffs. In 2009, I was a seventh year associate on partnership track at the largest law firm in the world. After a severe bout of tendonitis, all thanks to what is known as “document review” in the legal biz, I was sure I needed a change.

At the time, though, I felt lost. I wasn’t sure what I wanted. I wasn’t sure that I could walk away from the title that was almost within my reach. My husband, Eric, and I considered putting all of our belongings in a few suitcases and moving to Spain or Italy to live life more slowly, to savor food and wine, to enjoy each other and our life together. At the time, though, we weren’t ready for so permanent a change. And so the decision to travel the world for a year evolved. Our friends termed it the “Master Plan.” Little did we know then what our Master Plan would ultimately become.

Making the decision was the easy part. Telling my boss about the Master Plan? Not so fun. Still, I found the courage and waltzed into his office one morning and asked him if I could take a leave of absence. He was pretty stunned and requested that I stay until the end of a big project. Let me translate that. The big project could have delayed me for 18 to 24 months. I considered this option, knowing that 24 months could turn into four years, knowing that there would always be some reason to stay.

It was time to jump, to take a risk. After months of discussion and negotiation I was told I could take a leave of absence, with qualifications. I quit my job with an understanding that I was leaving on good terms and would need to reapply if I wanted to return in a year. My job was not waiting for me when I returned. Although some partners continue to sell my leave to naive young law students as a “sabbatical,” they’ve got it all wrong. I had to quit, remember?

After 14 months of traveling through Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South America, and Europe, I emailed my boss and expressed my interest in returning to the firm, my interest in willingly putting the golden handcuffs back on. I was good at my job. I thought this would be easy. I was wrong. I was forced to run the gamut, interviewing with over 20 different attorneys, many of whom I knew intimately.

Although they ultimately made me an offer, I was “punished” for taking time off. They decreased my associate class year and salary. But on the bright side, I was back on partner track, and, most importantly, was employed after 14 months out of the game. The “sabbatical” seemed to have little effect on my “long term” career. They would still allow me to practice law for another 20 or 30 years. Lucky me! In just one month, I was sailing back into my “normal” life. Or so I thought.

[W]e always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to.” – Paulo Coelho

In the end, my biggest problem was readjusting to the monotony of my day-to-day – taking the Metro, sitting at the same desk every day, eating at the same boring restaurants in my “faux urban” neighborhood, and dealing with friends who just did not understand my fascination with seeing the world, with pursuing a different life, the right life for me. I had only been to 40 countries. There was so much more to see and experience!

Another Escape? Already?

Eric and I realized quickly that we were unhappy – call it Life ADD. We started to save our money and live more simply. My hope was to make partner and stay for another 5 years. But I lasted just a little over two. I was thirty days from making partner and still walked away. Why? Because I was working crazy hours, counting days until I found the courage to quit or collapsed from the exhaustion and stress. What’s worse, I was bored. And so I did quit.

Today, Eric and I are off on the road again, having just started our second round-the-world (RTW) adventure. This time it is a permanent one. Our first trip whet our appetite for adventure – a more simple life, with new and unique experiences every day. It also made it blatantly clear that we are free spirits, destined to settle somewhere outside of the United States and outside of the predictable life. Most importantly, it helped me to discover that I don’t belong in an office.

When I left the firm for the second time, my boss, management, and HR told me that I could return whenever I pleased. I am not sure quite how sincere that was, but it is nice to know that it was offered. Will I ever go back to the rat race? I doubt it. We have a nest egg and wanderlust, and we will keep traveling until we find someplace where Life ADD is a farfetched proposition. We are not on the “Master Plan 2.” This time, it’s a “Life Plan.” I am certain of one thing. I never want to sit in a sterile office under fluorescent lights for 60 or 70 hours a week again!

After 10 years as an attorney, Amber Hoffman left her job at the largest law firm in the world and decided to start living her life. She is now a recovering tax lawyer, traveling the world with her husband, exploring Europe, Latin America, and ultimately settling into a happy existence somewhere in Asia, where her passion really lies, outside the law. You can read more about her travels on With Husband in Tow or follow her on Twitter as @ashworldtravel.

Photo Friday: Budapest
Friday, October 26th, 2012

This week’s Photo Friday comes from Meet, Plan, Go! Boston panelist Adam Groffman.

Adam quit his job in 2009 to travel for more than 15 months through North Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. He’s lived in Berlin since 2011 and took this picture of the top of the Royal Palace in Buda during a luxury weekend in Budapest last August.

To read more abut Adam’s life abroad,visit, follow @travelsofadam on Twitter or visit the Travels of Adam Facebook page.

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Around the World as a Family
Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Most folks travel in their twenties when they have few responsibilities or in their retirement when they have fulfilled them. We thought we’d try splitting the difference.  As a family we value experiences — learning by doing — which is why we chose an alternative school for our children that used the Expeditionary Learning (ELOB) approach. Our concept for our around-the-world (RTW) trip emerged primarily from that core value.  We talked a lot about whether we wanted to travel in between school years, or take the kids out of school for the whole year. This decision was made a bit easier by the fact that Anne is a teacher, and we can home school the kids for the year without major impacts to their overall school journey.

The timing of our trip is no accident – it’s based entirely on Alex and Leah. The 2012-2013 school year is 5th grade for Leah and 7th grade for Alex, and we wanted to avoid them missing a transition year if possible. Middle school in Seattle is 6th-8th grades, so Alex will miss the middle year of middle school. Leah will skip her last year of elementary school, but will hopefully return to join Alex at the same middle school. Additionally, the kids are old enough to carry their own luggage and fully participate in our adventures, but not full-blown teens yet.

Making it Work

We have come to understand that the key to a successful family experience is acknowledging that it takes four individuals working together. Our kids may be ten and twelve, but they are still part of Team Van Loen! This trip is not a Disney cruise and we have never billed it as such. Our journey is not FOR them, it is WITH them. As with any team, we have our different strengths, weaknesses, styles, and priorities — so honest communication, compromise, and flexibility are essential. It only takes one cranky person (adult or child) to impose misery on the group and it is impossible for everyone to be perfectly content all the time.

Memory is a funny thing as well. A few weeks ago we took the kids on a hike to the ruins above Cusco. Both kids complained about how hot/tired/hungry/thirsty they were for what seemed like the entire time (my memory). Yet, yesterday when asked what his favorite activities had been, Alex listed that hike as “awesome.”  Ignoring crankiness is clearly an important skill that I’m still learning. The other advantage of spending so much time together is that we have the unique opportunity to become tuned in to each others state of mind/body and multiple opportunities to practice navigation.

Planning successful experiences with kids requires more thought than for an individual or couple simply because there are more factors involved.  Rushing is an especially bad idea as is the lack of a “plan B” and snacks. Our kids want to stop to watch animals, get ice cream, walk on walls, play in fountains and smell the flowers – so outings tend to take longer. They can handle one museum, not four – so we pace ourselves. In our experience, time and low stress are the real keys to family happiness.

How Children Enrich the Travel Experience 

Kids are are naturally  present in moment. They ask really good questions and are remarkably keen observers. Our children make us think and see things from a different viewpoint. Soaking up the experience comes easily to them and is joyful to observe. Having our kids with us opens doors and makes us approachable. As a family we have found that we get a more friendly treatment than traditional tourists. Locals seem more patient with us and willing to initiate conversations about our shared experiences as parents.

What do We Hope to Learn by Traveling as a Family?

For us it’s not really about the travel itself – but the shift and shared memories that make it worthwhile. We wanted the kind of shared experiences that require a complete exit from our ordinary life. Living in new places with different people, cultures, and expectations will hopefully sharpen our perspective of ourselves and deepen our understanding of others.


The Van Loen family left their “normal” life in July 2012 to start a career-break and slow-travel the world. They will be volunteering, exploring, and learning throughout Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, China, and finally taking the Trans-Mongolian railroad across Russia. They will be homeschooling their kids while they travel, with the goal of expanding their horizons and changing their perspectives. You can read about their travels on, follow Van Loen Adventures on Facebook or follow the family on Twitter as @anvltrip.

Why Teaching English Abroad is Your Ticket to the Adventure of a Lifetime
Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Few endeavors provide more avenues for traveling, living and working overseas than teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) abroad. From Beijing and Bangkok to Barcelona and Buenos Aires, tens of thousands of schools and language institutes are paying full-time, professional wages to hundreds of thousands of English speakers to teach English in more than 100 countries around the globe.

And guess what?  You don’t have to have to be a professional teacher or hold a degree in education to get hired to teach English in Japan, Chile or Spain. Heck, with an accredited TEFL certification, you don’t even need a four-year college degree to teach in such great international destinations as Argentina, China and Costa Rica.

So, if you want to travel the world and live abroad, here are five reasons why teaching English abroad can make your dream of international adventure come true.

1. Earn Money to Finance Your International Adventures

Most people don’t travel the world to make money, but for most of us spending $10,000 or $20,000 on international travel just isn’t an option. As an English teacher abroad, however, you can make a comfortable, living wage that enables you to cover your bills and to enjoy life in the country where you teach, whether it be Turkey, Mexico or the Czech Republic. Most English teachers around the world break even financially, meaning they aren’t putting money in the bank at the end of every month, but they aren’t dipping into retirement accounts or begging from their parents either. They’re simply living life and paying their bills, only it’s in Madrid, Prague or Santiago, rather than in Seattle, Chicago or Los Angeles.

If you have student loans or other financial commitments that you need to meet while living abroad; or if you just want to save money for additional extended travel, consider teaching in an Asian or Middle Eastern country, where most English teachers typically make enough to save 30%-50% of their income after expenses. Schools in some of these nations will even provide you with free housing and fund your airfare. In countries like Vietnam or Taiwan, that means saving up to $6,000 after a year of teaching, or in South Korea, you can save $10,000 – $15,000 a year.  With those savings, you can fund months of travel virtually anywhere in the world, and you’ll do it while living in the one of the most fascinating regions on the planet.

To learn more about where you can make and save the most money teaching English abroad, check out the Top 5 Countries to Make the Most Money Teaching English Overseas.

2. Be a Local!

As an English teacher in a foreign country, you aren’t just experiencing that country from a tour bus or even with other international travel addicts at the local hostel – you are a true member of the local community.  From your students and colleagues to the people you encounter on your daily commute and meet at the local market, you are constantly interacting with local folks from all walks of life.

In all likelihood, you will live in a typical apartment in a middle class neighborhood where you will shop at the local market and become a regular at the corner coffee house or sake bar. The opportunities to experience the local culture and befriend people you would never meet otherwise will prove both countless and priceless!

3. Convenient and Affordable Travel Opportunities

Do you want to spend the weekend in Portugal?  Chances are that if you are living in San Diego or Boston, that isn’t possible.  But, if you’re teaching English in Spain, travel to any number of great European destinations is likely a convenient train ride away. While teaching English in Turkey, you can practically swim to Greece.  Or imagine teaching English in a place like Vietnam where nations like China, Cambodia and numerous other fantastic countries in Asia are within affordable and convenient reach.

4. High Demand for English Teachers = Mobility and Countless Opportunities

Demand for English teachers is so high globally that an American can realistically gain employment as an English teacher in dozens of countries around the world. That means when you gain your TEFL certification, you can have your cake and eat it to.  Want to live for a year in Asia and then spend a year in Europe or Latin America?  Great. Teach English in Shanghai, Tokyo or Bangkok, and then spend a year teaching in Russia, Poland or Peru.

5. Make a Difference!

Like international travel, teaching can be one of the most rewarding endeavors one can undertake. As an English teacher – volunteer or professional – you will provide a public service that will enable others to achieve their personal, professional and academic goals.  For many around the globe, learning English isn’t just a school requirement, it’s the ticket to world of better jobs and lives for themselves and their families.  As a teacher realizing your own dreams of living abroad, you are helping others achieve their dreams too – what could be better than that?!

What’s the catch?

The catch is you have to go do it! The other catch is you have to know how to do it, that comes from being professionally TEFL certified.  You will need to take an accredited TEFL Certification class so you can hold a qualification to get hired and will possess the skills necessary to provide you own students with a rewarding educational experience.

To learn more about what you need to look for in a TEFL certification program, check out 7 Key Tips to Evaluating a TEFL/TESOL Training School.

John Bentley is a Senior Admissions Advisor at the International TEFL Academy, which trains and certifies nearly 1,200 people a year to teach English abroad and provides lifetime job search guidance to all students and graduates.  He holds a BA from Harvard University in Middle Eastern Studies and a MSJ (Masters in Journalism) from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.  While at Harvard, John was a primary author for the Egypt-Israel edition of the famous Let’s Go! travel guide series and he has worked in the field of international travel and education throughout his career.  He also grew up overseas in Egypt and has traveled to more than 50 countries around the globe.

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Photo Friday: South Walton County, Florida
Friday, October 12th, 2012

Today’s Photo Friday captures the shoreline at Ed Walline Beach in South Walton County, Florida, courtesy of Meet, Plan, Go! Chicago speaker Lisa Dworkin.

Lisa is a self-proclaimed beach addict who founded The Best Beach, which offers illuminating and honest information about beaches around the world. Follow Lisa on Facebook or Twitter or meet her in person at Meet, Plan, Go! Chicago October 16th!

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MPG 2012 New York Host: Sherry Ott
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

All of our local Meet, Plan, Go! hosts have inspiring stories of their own career break travels. In the months leading up to our National Event on October 16, we will introduce them to you so you can see why they are part of our team.

Meet Our New York Host: Sherry Ott

Taking the Leap

There are 2 ways to jump off a cliff:

  1. Stand at the edge, look down and tentatively step off
  2. Take a running leap into the abyss

But the fact is – most people never jump off.

They go to the edge, look down, get a case of vertigo, freak out, and take a step back – still stretching their neck to see over the edge, but never feeling like they have the guts to do it themselves. 

We started Meet, Plan, Go  because we wanted to provide those people who were considering the leap off the edge with support.  Support in the form of advice and inspiration.

I meet and hear from people every day about how they have this desire to travel and take the leap, but they look at the edge and wonder – “Can I do it?”  They feel dizzy, fearful and back away from the ledge trying to push those travel desires to the back of their minds.  They deny the desires and instead throw themselves into the routines of gathering up and accumulating the ‘shoulds’ in their life.

At a recent Meet, Plan, Go meetup in New York City I listened to a woman talk about how her family isn’t supportive of her ‘crazy’ travel desires and she wonders why she just can’t shake the desire and be ‘normal’ like everyone else.  I thought to myself – does that mean I’m abnormal – because I did take a break and traveled?

I suppose I am.  But taking the break was the best thing I ever did. 

Finally getting the guts to take the leap and the joy of floating through this world on my own terms  and landing on my feet was just what I needed to re-evaluate my career and life.  I learned I was more capable than I ever thought.  That initial leap into a year long career break helped me realize that I could take other leaps and make career changes.   That’s the beauty of jumping over the edge, when you reach the bottom you want to turn around and go again.

But for those of you standing at the ledge looking over into the canyon wondering if you can do it, then I hope you have a ticket to a Meet, Plan, Go event Oct. 16th.  The act of going out and meeting others who are standing at a similar ledge can fuel the fire enough to get you over that ledge.   When you meet others who have taken that leap and survived, the jump doesn’t seem that scary any longer.   In fact – it may just look like fun.

I feel like Meet, Plan, Go is like throwing gasoline onto a smoldering fire…in a huge blast of light and heat you realize that your smoldering spark can turn into something big, real, hot, and energetic….it can turn your travel dreams into reality.

The leap isn’t easy – we know that. 

But it is easier when you are surrounded by a cheering section.  It gives you a place to turn when your friends, family, and co-workers think you are crazy.    Our cheering section of career break veterans will also provide you all the resources you will need in order to jump – information about money, preparation, packing, safety, and itinerary ideas.  As much as we can pack into a Tuesday evening to get you started and closer to that ledge.

We hope to see many of you on October 16th at the ledge with us.

Sherry Ott is a Co-Founder of Meet Plan Go! and is a refugee from corporate IT who is now a long term traveler, blogger and photographer.  Sherry has been blogging about her travels on Ottsworld: Travel and Life Experiences of a Corporate America Runaway since 2006. It was named one of the Best Around the World Travel Blogs on BootsnAll travel website.

While on a career break she traveled around the world to over 23 countries primarily solo armed with her camera. Since her career break she has spent a year living and working in Vietnam, wrote an ebook about her hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal with her father, traveled the globe house-sitting, volunteered in India and Nepal,  participated in cultural exchange programs in the Middle East, drove 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia for the Mongol Rally, walked 550 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, co-created Career Break Basic Training online class & community, and organizes Meet, Plan, Go! events across North America. Sherry’s latest adventures will be to travel with her father to Antarctica this December.

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