On October 18, 2011, Meet, Plan, Go! will hold their second annual nationwide event in 17 cities to inspire people to fulfill their career break and long-term travel dreams. The event will offer participants the opportunity to MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and resources necessary to PLAN the trip of a lifetime; and start taking concrete steps forward to GO on that global adventure.
The event in Austin will be held at Abel’s on the Lake, doors open at 7pm, and will be hosted by Jeff Jung, the career break travel guy and co-founder of Austin-based, CareerBreakSecrets.com The program will feature a panel of individuals who have either fulfilled their own world travel dreams or are currently in the planning stages. Panelists include Caroline Boudreaux of The Miracle Foundation, life and wellness coach Catherine Hearn, former IT executive Angela Petitt (SabbaticalScapes.com), and future career breakers, Toby Tull and David Aycock who just launched Global-Encounter.com. In addition to offering tools and resources for planning a career break, they will also address the main concerns that prevent people from taking a career break, usually centered around financial, career-related, societal, and safety concerns.
“Career Break Secrets is thrilled to be hosting the Austin event for the second year in a row. Taking a career break is fairly new to Americans, where as other parts of the world like the UK and Australia where taking time off to travel is much more accepted – our mission is to change that,” says Jeff Jung, founder of Career Break Secrets and host of the Austin event. “It’s really about finding some balance in your life, and taking the time to pursue a passion you have or just recharge,” adds Jung.
Over 2,400 people registered for last year’s inaugural event – 23% of which were in a trip planning stage pre-event. In a post-event survey, that number rose to 41%. “We want career breaks to be more acceptable in America,” says Meet Plan Go co-founder Michaela Potter. “In fact, we would love to see a career break on every resume. And with the support of our 17 inspiring hosts, their panelists, and our sponsors, including Intrepid Travel, we are making great inroads to achieving that goal.”
In addition to Austin this year’s Meet, Plan, Go! locations include: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington DC and Toronto, Canada.
Career Break Secrets provides planning and travel advice for career break and around the world travel adventures through the Career Break Secrets travel show, on the website, and an independent blog by Jeff Jung, the career break travel guy. Career Break Secrets makes planning for your career break or long-term travel adventure simple and fun. For more information visit CareerBreakSecrets.com.
Meet, Plan, Go! offers travel advice and coaching for people planning a career break or sabbatical. When someone is venturing on such a life changing adventure it’s important for them to have a support community that they can connect with, and Meet, Plan, Go! offers that through in person events, an online course, and inspirational blog. For more information visit MeetPlanGo.com
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