Jewish Journal

Meet, Plan, Go! Join us in Los Angeles!

by Lisa Ellen Niver

April 13, 2011 | 9:29 am

Meet, Plan, Go! will arrive in Los Angeles this year!  Stop Dreaming and Start Packing! Save the date: October 18, 2011 and join us for an incredible event. Get involved in this special gathering of travelers and hopeful travelers. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) right now to meet us next month for our first pre-planning evening!

George often says, “You don’t know until you go,” which has led us not only to travel overland in Sumbawa, Indonesia (because he wanted to know why there was not much about it in the guidebook), but also to the incredible group of islands where we got engaged!

Are you ready to realize your travel dreams?
MEET inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers in their area.
• Find the motivation, contacts and resources necessary to PLAN the trip of a lifetime.
• And start taking concrete steps forward to get ready to GO!

On October 18, 2011, in 17 cities across North America, you can learn more about career breaks and extended travel. Despite being common in many countries such as Australia and the UK, career breaks, life sabbaticals, “gap years” and time-spans used to facilitate extended travel, don’t seem to be an American or Canadian birthright…but the Founders of Meet, Plan, Go! are now on a mission to change that!

Every event will feature individuals whom have fulfilled their own dreams of traveling around the world and who appreciate the unbelievable triumphs of realizing one’s dreams through long-term international adventure. Their real-life stories include an understanding of the challenges that long-term travelers must overcome in order to claim their freedom on the road.

Read the New York Times article about last year’s event to learn more!

The incredible resources of Meet Plan Go are available to you right now!

• Follow MeetPlanGo! on Facebook
• Sign up for the helpful Career Break Newsletter which will keep you up to date on the latest Meet Plan Go! news, events, and announcements.
Meet all of the hosts - some of the best career break and extended travel veterans around the country!

Quotes about last year’s event:

“This was a fantastic event! It made me realize that long-term travel is a completely realistic goal and that I have much amazing company also doing the same.” – Seattle Attendee

“Your event convinced me that my pipe dream of traveling was actually possible… and then gave me tips and tricks on how to accomplish it.” – NYC Attendee

“After this event the excitement for traveling was high for everyone. The panelists were helpful, gave excellent examples of things to do and not do, plus lots of encouragement. Everyone with this dream should go to see how it is possible.” – Chicago Attendee

“I liked the breadth of experience. Some panelists were younger twenty-somethings, some were older with families. They made it clear there was no one right way to do it.” – Boston Attendee

“I loved this event! It helped reassure me that I wasn’t crazy about thinking about quitting my job to hit the road, and it connected me with many other like-minded travelers.” – Orlando Attendee

“I loved the presenters. I was so impressed with their generosity to share their experiences. It was such a good evening for me and my partner.” – Toronto Attendee

“A life-inspiring event - covering an amazing amount of relevant material. I would definitely attend another and another until I “go!”” – San Francisco Attendee

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Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker and global citizen, who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six...

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