Hi Career Breaker,
October 16th Meet, Plan, Go! will be coming to ten cities across North America. We're thrilled to announce this year's hosts — career break veterans who are excited to help you take the leap and make your travel dreams come true. Here's who you'll meet
before you go
In Austin meet Shelley Seale and Keith Hajovsky.
ShelleySeale.com | Travel Sherpa Keith
Shelley, a full-time professional writer, has been traveling since right out of high school 25 years ago. She travels about 8-10 times a year domestically, and 3-6 times a year internationally. Keith, who has been a big traveler since he was 19, has spent close to 5 years of his life in over 40 countries backpacking, working, studying, and volunteering.
In Boston meet Lillie Marshall.
Around the World L | Teaching Traveling
In 2009 Lillie took an unpaid Leave of Absence from teaching to circumnavigate the globe. For the next nine months, she had truly wonderful time sightseeing in Japan and Southeast Asia, volunteer teaching in Ghana, and writing like crazy in Iberia!
In Chicago meet Lisa Lubin.
LL World Tour
After more than a decade in broadcast television this three-time Emmy® Award winning television writer, producer/director, photographer, and video consultant decided to take a sabbatical which turned into nearly 3 years traveling and working her way around the world.
In Minneapolis meet Katie Aune.
Katie Going Global
A former attorney and fundraiser, Katie has traveled to all 15 countries of the former Soviet Union. Her 13-month career break included running a marathon in Estonia, teaching English in Russia and Tajikistan, volunteering in Armenia, living with local families in Azerbaijan, and trying her best to speak Russian on a daily basis
In New York City meet Sherry Ott.
Sherry is a Co-Founder of Meet Plan Go! and was a corporate IT professional who is now a blogger and photographer. She has hiked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, traveled the globe house-sitting, volunteered in India, drove 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia for charity and, most recently, walked 550 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago.
In San Diego meet Elaine Masters.
Elaine grew up taking road trips and is a travel writer, international scuba diver, award-winning author of Drivetime Yoga and a Yoga teacher. She’s lived in many major cities (and a few smaller ones) along the west coast from Juneau, Alaska to San Diego, CA.
In San Francisco meet Kristin Zibell.
Take Your Big Trip
In 2008, Kristin left marriage and corporate life to begin living her travel dreams. She traveled around the world over the next two years to India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe— volunteering, touring, trekking, photographing and blogging along the way.
In Seattle meet Lori Stone
The Joy Guild
This year Lori began a research sabbatical and career break. She is taking time off from contract management work and exploring the world around her by leading creative art retreats, traveling, writing,
continuing outreach as a cancer survivor-turned-advocate, building communities, and—most important—having fun.
In South Florida meet Jillian and Danny Tobias.
I Should Log Off
Jillian and Danny traveled around the world for 21 months, traversing famous overland routes like Capetown to Cairo and the old silk road. They conquered mini-buses on four continents and enjoyed street food in fifty countries, all without a single broken bone or parasite!
In Toronto meet Janice Waugh.
Solo Traveler Blog
Janice Waugh has enjoyed many forms of travel at different times of life…20-something travel, family travel, and career break travel. She aims to inspire others to discover the world as they discover
Learn more about all of the hosts and see their online resources on MeetPlanGo.com
. Then come out and meet your host, and a panel of other travel experts, at one of the ten Meet, Plan, Go! events this fall. Tickets go on sale in September, and as a newsletter subscriber, you'll be the first to know when!
Can't wait? Many of our hosts are resources in Career Break Basic Training.
Join now to kick start your planning!
Co-Founder - Meet, Plan, Go!