New York City Event

NYC EventJoin Sherry Ott and Michaela Potter for an evening of
travel information and inspiration.

Have you been laid off, stuck in a rut, or just plain burnt out in your career? Want to follow your dreams of extended travel but afraid it might look bad on your resume? Or are you even looking to create a new lifestyle and career for yourself? Meet some New Yorkers who have done it!

Hear from a panel who will answer your questions and dispense sage advice: travelers who have taken career breaks, and travel planning experts to show you how it’s done. In addition, there will be lots of informal mingling with local travelers of every type to share their experiences, tips, and tricks. At the New York City event you will have the opportunity to meet (among others):

MPG NYC Panelists

Jennifer Baggett, who is one-third of The Lost Girls, three media professionals who embarked on a year-long search for adventure and inspiration. Prior to the trip, she worked as a marketing and promotions professional and held positions at Sundance Channel, Vh1, and NBC Universal.

Michael Bontempi, who made the transition from Briefcase to Backpack having left his corporate job of 14 years to travel…and then returned to the Briefcase in a new role with a new company.

Sherry Ott, who left her corporate IT job for 16 months of travel, which has now turned into 4 years on the road. She has sworn off the briefcase and is living out of her backpack as she has taken on a new career as a writer and photographer.

Brian Peters, who in February 2008 was laid off from his Information Technology job. While most people would react with disappointment or even anger, he successfully transitioned from working a white-collar 9-5 job to traveling the world.

Michaela Potter, who has incorporated mini-career breaks throughout the past 15 years while transitioning from non-profit event planning to corporate video production to a freelance career.

Brook Silva-Braga, who quit his job at HBO to travel the world for a year. In the process he made the award-winning travel documentary “A Map for Saturday” and now works as a roaming documentary producer.

Meet Your Hosts | Sherry Ott & Michaela Potter

Marie’s World: Meet, Plan, Go! NYC Recap
Briefcase to Backpack: Career Break Doesn’t Equal Career Suicide
Traveling Philosopher: They Met, They Planned, They Went
New York City Photos – courtesy of Jodi Ettenberg

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BootsnAllThe All-Star panelists for the New York 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 New York is doing this big time. We are proud to be associated with them. Check out our deals from New York for inspiration. We can also help with cheap airline tickets to anywhere, or choosing the best netbooks for traveling to keep you mobile.

Sean E. Keener – Co-Founder of the BootsnAll Travel Network

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