My career break and subsequent round the world trip was born of being laid off. I decided that during the height of the world economic crisis in late 2008, this was the time to take off and see the world. Crazy? Not really.
Are you thinking about the same thing? Just laid off like I was? Maybe you’re in a rut at work? In school? New college graduate and can’t find a job or not sure of what to do with the rest of your life?
Maybe you’re tired of living your travel dreams through National Geographic and the Travel Channel. Flipping through magazines and watching other people live out your travel desires just isn’t cutting it anymore…
But there is a problem. You don’t know how to do it. In fact, you have no idea where to start!
Raise your hands if you’ve had any of these thoughts…
How will I pay for it, because I am broke/out of work/not a trust fund baby?
Will I get homesick?
Suppose I want to volunteer somewhere?
What will I do for work when I come bacK?
Suppose I don’t want to come back?
What will my parents/co-workers/BFF/boyfriend/girlfriend/dog/cat/pet goldfish think of me?
And how will I pay for it? Did we mention that already? Yeah we did…
Wouldn’t it be worth it to talk to people who have done it before? Who have had the same qualms and fears and did it anyway? Learn their best tricks and tips and AVOID their mistakes?? You betcha!
And that is where MeetPlanGo comes in…
MeetPlanGo is dedicated to helping Americans have a successful and rewarding career break. That can be traveling around the world for 6 months. Or learning Spanish in Guatemala for 3 months. Volunteering in Ghana. Or finding a new passion anywhere in the world. MeetPlanGo is dedicated to getting Americans out of the rat race, at least for a little while. Some come back refreshed and ready to tackle life in a whole new light. Some realize their passion lies overseas when new opportunities present themselves.
Either way the person is changed, and their perspective on life and their own personal possibilities is changed, ultimately for the better.
Last year I spoke at MeetPlanGo 2011 – New York City and had a fantatic time meeting people looking to inject travel into their lives. This year I’m taking my talents to Boston for the national MeetPlanGo event on October 18, 2011.
So if you’re in Boston – come on out to Meet Plan Go 2011 – Boston while tickets are still available. The early bird tickets are already sold out!
If you can’t make it to Boston, there are Meet Plan Go events all over the United States and Canada. Look at the complete city listing for Meet Plan Go 2011.
Come out to meet fellow minded travelers. Come out to be inspired. Come out to be encouraged and not laughed at, ridiculed or dissuaded.
Most importantly, come out to realize that your “wild”, “fantastic”, “unrealistic” dreams of long term travel and exploration are completely possible.
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