Media Requests

Media Requests

For inquires, interview requests, or speaking invitations for Michaela Potter, Sherry Ott, or Michael Bontempi, please email

We are available to speak about a variety of topics, including (but certainly not limited to):
– Career Break Travel
– International Volunteering
– Escaping Corporate America
– Long-Term Travel
– Solo Travel
– Career Transitions

We can also provide photos and/or video for your media needs.

Following are interviews and articles that have featured Meet, Plan, Go!, Briefcase to Backpack and our co-founders, Michaela Potter & Sherry Ott:

The New York Times – “Making the Dream Trip a Reality” – Sunday Travel section article about the Meet, Plan, Go! events and our career break movement. Everyone interviewed was involved with Meet, Plan, Go!
USA Today – Promoting our Inaugural year of events and online course.
Forbes – Michaela Potter is interviewed in this piece about how to take a sabbatical from work.

KPAM Radio (Portland Oregon) – Interview with Michaela Potter about traveling career breaks and international volunteering.
Indie Travel Podcast – Interview with Sherry Ott about her around-the-world solo travels and returning home after 16-months on the road.

Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding – Discussing Meet, Plan, Go! and the growth of the career break movement
Uptake Travel Industry Blog – Highlighting Briefcase to Backpack’s efforts to make career breaks part of the American culture.
Escape from Corporate America – Daring tale of Sherry Ott’s escape from corporate America and transition to world traveler and expat.
Transitions Abroad – Sherry Ott is included in a round-up of long-term travelers.
Wandering Educators – Sherry Ott is featured twice: Following her travel dreams by leaving the world of corporate and as their photographer of the month.

BootsnAll Travel Blog – Top 10 Reasons to Take A Career Break and Travel
Indie Travel Podcast – We produced and edited this overview on Briefcase to Backpack, including the inspiration and mission of the site.
Indie Travel Podcast – Sherry Ott is also a featured writer and content provider for this website.

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