Meet, Plan, Go!

Career Break Basic Training
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Dreaming of escaping your cubicle to strike out and discover the world on your own terms? Perhaps you made a heartfelt New Year’s Resolution to make 2011 the year when you finally circle a departure date in your calendar. If so, don’t let another year pass you by. If you’re ready to take time off and travel the world, the dream can be both exhilarating and daunting but you don’t have to go it alone – we’re here to help you make it happen!
Basic Training
It has been an amazing few months since we launched Meet, Plan, Go! Career Break Boot Camp and our Beta run is now complete! After this first phase in our adventure, we’re thrilled to say that we got some amazing feedback from our participants.

One thing we heard over and over, though, is “There’s so much great information here… I wish I had even longer to get through it!”

So we’re here to say that we heard you and Career Break Basic Training is our answer! Rather than cut back on the amount of quality information we’re delivering, we figured we’d be more generous with our time frame…so with Career Break Basic Training, you get all of the structure, community and benefits of Career Break Boot Camp in an amazing go-at-your-own-pace format with an equally fantastic lowered price-point.

What can you expect with Basic Training? Well, it’s what we like to call the “MPG Triple Threat”… Inspiration, Structure and Community.

There’s a lot that goes into taking the leap and realizing your travel dreams, and as seasoned career break and long-term travel veterans, we believe that inspiration, structure and community are the three key ingredients that go into preparing for a wildly successful travel sabbatical that will be, most importantly, deeply meaningful to you.

Rodney WashingtonINSPIRATION

First things first…You can’t build a house without a foundation and the same goes for successful career breaks. In order to craft a personally fulfilling and meaningful adventure, it is important to have a strong foundation of inspiration and a deep understanding of why this journey is important to you. Basic Training does what no other travel prep guide, product or advice column has ever done before – directs you and supports you as you begin looking at what is truly important to you; your values, goals and the places in life where you “feel stuck” or “want more”.

From there, we help you get curious about how your upcoming career break can meet those needs and be most aligned with your values. Successful career breaks and travel sabbaticals are like snowflakes…no two are alike. We’re not here to hand you a template or a cookie-cutter solution. We’re here to help you design the trip that will be perfect for you.

Building this foundation and having a strong understanding of what exactly you want to get out of your time off will fuel you through the sometimes challenging logistical preparations and pre-travel “to do list” to come.


Let’s face it…to-do lists aren’t necessarily everyone’s idea of a walk in the park. But the truth is that there’s a lot of logistics that go into making any travel sabbatical happen. Financial planning, visas, immunizations, etc. If your pre-travel to-do list seems daunting, fear not! We break it down for you step by step and invite you to view this part of travel prep as part of your adventure.

Along the way, we’ll be introducing you to industry experts and been-there-done-that road warriors and veteran career breakers who are passionate about inspiring you with their stories and hard-won wisdom. We’re here to help you assess the road ahead, get excited about what’s to come and handle your preparations with a sense of curiosity, adventure and humor.

Jannell HowellCOMMUNITY

Sometimes preparing for a career break can lead to feelings of alienation or being very alone. Given what a unique experience planning a travel sabbatical can be, you may feel it hard to find people who relate to and support you. Basic Training is designed as a community experience for this exact reason! Throughout Basic Training, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a virtual “class” of peers going through it with you – career break planners and travel sabbatical hopefuls who are here to share the journey and support you along the way.

And we bring it all together in a custom-built online social network.

In summary, Career Break Basic Training is the only place where you will get this unique combination specifically designed to jump-start your wanderlust and help you turn your travel daydreams into a departure date circled in your calendar.

Ready to make “maybe someday” a reality? Register for Meet, Plan, Go! Career Break Basic Training TODAY.

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