Full Day Workshop in NYC April 17, 2016

Do you love traveling so much that you dream of taking a career break to travel the world? Or maybe you want to break into the travel industry as a writer, photographer, or videographer so that you can live a life of travel. You can learn to do all of these things and more, at the NY Travel Festival April 16 – 17. It’s a full weekend of travel-industry-related talks, networking, happy hours and travel giveaways.

AND NY Travel Festival is teaming up with Meet, Plan, Go! to host a career break travel workshop that will reveal wanderlust-inducing information to help get you on our way!

An intimate Meet Plan Go workshop will take place on Sunday, April 17 and cover crucial topics to the career-break traveler. Become inspired by people who have “been there” and meet and network with others with similar career-break travel goals. The Sunday Only Traveler ticket is only $35.  Or attend the whole weekend and experience the entire conference with other ticket options. Space is limited.

Purchase a Sunday Pass Here – $35

career break workshop

If you are tired of two weeks of vacation time

and want to break away from the cube to explore the world,

we will teach you how.


Sessions (all on Sunday April 17th)

10-11 a.m. – Overcoming Fears to Travel Long-Term
Hear from career break veterans about the pros and cons to taking a career break to travel long-term and learn how you can overcome your fears to hit the road! (Rainer Jens, Susie Cleary Chau, Jane Stanfield, Brianne Miers; moderated by Katie Aune)

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Planning for Long-Term Travel
This wide-ranging panel will address the logistical issues of planning for long-term travel, from what to do with your home, stuff, and pets, to what to pack and what gear to carry, to dealing with financial issues on the road. (Rainer Jens, Jane Stanfield and Susie Cleary Chau, Mike & Anne Howard)

12-1 p.m. – Making Long-Term Travel Affordable
Long-term travel is possible for everyone, no matter where you’re coming from! Learn how to budget for a long-term trip, how to save money on the road and how to make money while traveling. (Jeff Wright, Brandie Wright and Wynne Gavin, Mike & Anne Howard)

3–4 p.m. – Travel with a Purpose
Volunteering can be a great way to add purpose to your travels. Learn how to find the right volunteer opportunity for you and how to make the most of the experience. (Katie Aune and Jane Stanfield)

4-5 p.m. – Returning Home After Long-Term Travel
What happens when you come home after taking a career break to travel? Learn how to find a job again when you return, how you can leverage your break into a new career and how to deal with reverse culture shock. (Katie Aune, Jeff Wright, Brandie Wright and Brianne Miers; moderated by Rainer Jens)

5-6 p.m. – Career Break Roundtables
Take this opportunity to meet with any of the Meet, Plan, Go speakers to ask any questions remaining after the day’s sessions.

Why Attend?

You are considering a Career Break or Sabbatical for you and/or your family
You want to meet others that are planning a Career Break as well
You want access to experts

Purchase Your Sunday Pass Here – $35

“It’s a great event for people with ‘normal’ jobs looking for inspiration/advice to follow their dreams of travel.” – 2011 Attendee

“We attended your seminar in may 2012 in NYC and took off April 2013 for 7 months. We have been home for a month now and had an incredible experience traveling and gained the extra confidence to go after attending your seminar. “Mike

“I attended a MeetPlanGo event in Chicago in October of 2012. Although, seminars, conferences, and other meetings of the sort are not something I would normally seek out and attend, I felt compelled to go to that particular event. It changed my life. I have to say that again; it changed my life.” —Montana

See Information on Past Events

Career Break Guide Table of Contents

Meet Plan Go