2011 Toronto Event

MPG Toronto“This was a fantastic event! It made me realize that taking a career break for long-term travel is a completely realistic goal and that I have amazing company also doing the same.”
– 2010 Attendee

If you are tired of two weeks of vacation time and want to break away from the cube to explore the world, then don’t miss out on this event!

Date: Tuesday, October 18th | Doors: 6pm
Hard Rock Cafe | 279 Yonge Street – Upstairs

NOTE: There are no refunds once tickets are purchased. If you wish to transfer your ticket to someone else, you will need to update your attendee information (including all survey questions). Upon registering, create an EventBrite login in order to access your account information later.

Toronto Panelists

Dave and Deb of the PlanetD
Travel Couple Dave and Deb are well known adventure travel personalities Blogging their way around the world on ThePlanetD.com, Canada’s number 1 Travel Blog. Recently they have started a weekly segment with CTV where they talk travel every Friday on CTV News Express with Dan Matheson and Jacqueline Milczarek. They have been featured in such publications as BBC Travel, AOL Travel, The Toronto Star and Fox News and rank consistently as one of the top Travel Influencers on the Internet.

They inspire their readers through their motto “anyone can do it” and constantly take on unique and exciting adventures such as cycling the continent of Africa in the World’s longest cycling race and driving ? of the way around the world in the Mongol Rally.

Website: The Planet D | Twitter: @theplanetd

Rick Storey
The # 1 goal on Rick’s Bucket List was to travel the world for a year with his wife and three young children. They traveled to 36 countries in 11 months and returned a happier and closer family. Rick was between careers and his wife took a career break. They even coordinated schooling in two languages for their children.

Rick will share some of his adventures and experience, and answer your questions. He says: “the great news, it’s a lot easier than you may think!

Mariellen Ward
Mariellen is a travel writer and the blogger behind Breathe Dream Go. India is her destination of choice and she travels there solo. She has been blogging about India since her first visit from December, 2005 to June, 2006. Since then, she has been back to India four times for a total of more than 14 months. She has published a collection of stories called “Song of India”.

Website: Breathe Dream Go | Twitter: @BreatheDreamGo

Special Guest: Evelyn Hannon
Evelyn Hannon is the editor of Journeywoman.com. Her expertise is in female-centered travel tips and solo travel know-how. Evelyn’s travel tip newsletter goes out to 75,000 women travelers in almost 200 countries. TIME named her one of the ‘100 Innovative Thinkers of the Century’ for the work she’s done on behalf of women travelers.

Website: Journeywoman | Twitter: @journeywoman

Meet Your Host: Janice Waugh

Janice Waugh has enjoyed many forms of travel at different times of life…20-something travel, family travel, and career break travel. Currently, solo travel is her thing and as publisher of Solo Traveler, she aims to inspire others to discover the world as they discover themselves by traveling alone.

Janice’s longest trip was not solo. It involved 10 months in Europe with her husband, youngest son (age 10 at the time) and visits by her three other sons at various times. This trip fulfilled a dream shared by Janice and her husband. Four years after their return, her husband passed away from a rare illness. She is grateful for having taken her career break in time and keen to support others in the pursuit of their career break dreams.

Janice speaks on a variety of topics including travel, blogging and life changes. Her blog offers solo travel stories, tips, safety advice and destination ideas as well as a couple of free ebooks including Glad You’re Not Here: a solo traveler’s manifesto.

Website: Solo Traveler Blog | Twitter: @solotraveler | Facebook: Solo Travel Society

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