Join Kirk Horsted for an evening of travel information and inspiration.
You’re here! Which means that you’re either a seasoned getaway artist or you’re harboring some serious wanderlust. Either way, you’re not alone. In fact, 70% of Americans dream of taking time off from work—and thousands of us will be gathering on September 14 to discuss how to make that happen. It’s the “meet” part of Meet, Plan, Go!
In the Twin Cities, your humble (and sometimes hilarious) host will be Kirk Horsted, a guy who’s taken 4 sabbaticals in the past 20 years and blogs about the subject at makeyourbreakaway.com.
We’ll be joined by savvy travel writer Leif Pettersen, who writes for Lonely Planet (guides to Eastern Europe and Tuscany/Umbria, among others) and blogs about his adventures at killingbatteries.com. Leif is an expert on Romania and Moldova and publishes an online guide to these less-traveled destinations. For a taste of his philosophy, check out his great article Choose Your Own Adventure, espousing the benefits of the long-term travel, on Vita.mn.
We’ll also get perspective from wise financial guru Ross Levin, a noted author, speaker and planner who helps people align their money and their values and expand their financial, spiritual, physical and emotional resources. Ross is the author of The Wealth Management Index, founder of Accredited Investors and writes a monthly column in the StarTribune called Spend Your Life Wisely.
Travel Snapshots: I’m taking two weeks. Like it or lump it.
Meet Your Host | Kirk Horsted
The All-Star panelists for the Minneapolis Meet Plan Go Event above will totally inspire you and give you guidance as you consider taking a break and traveling independently for a period of time longer than a few weeks. BootsnAll was co-founded in 1998 after I took a year-long trip as a young man with this thought…the best part of travel is the people that you meet, both travelers and locals alike. Meet Plan Go Minneapolis is doing this big time. We are proud to be associated with them. Check out our deals from Minneapolis to get your travel fires burning. You can also follow in Leif Pettersen’s footsteps and submit your travel writing or travel photos to BootsnAll.
Sean E. Keener – Co-Founder of the BootsnAll Travel Network