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Sunday, April 19
 

2:00pm EDT

Meet, Plan, Go! - Career Break Panel - Discussion on getting over the hurdles of taking a career break to travel
Limited Capacity seats available

This group of seasoned career break pros will share their personal tales on what they did to be able to live how they wanted to on the road, including becoming a perpetual nomad (without going broke), traveling with family, and volunteering abroad.

Moderators
avatar for Sherry Ott

Sherry Ott

Blogger and Freelance Writer, Founder Ottsworld.com
Sherry Ott is a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer. She writes about her nomadic lifestyle and around the world adventures on Ottsworld.com . She’s circled the globe numerous times and has visited all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

President & Founder, Family Travel Association
@FamilyTravAssocBefore traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →
avatar for Jane Stanfield

Jane Stanfield

@JaneStanfield Jane Stanfield has a huge passion for animals, volunteering and international travel, so much that she quit her job to travel around the world, completing 12 volunteer projects, seven with wildlife, within one year. Through her business, Where Is She Heading, she helps others explor... Read More →


Sunday April 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Penthouse - Hostelling International-New York City

3:00pm EDT

Meet, Plan, Go! - Presentation #1 - Preparing: How to Plan a Career Break or Long Term Travel
Limited Capacity seats available

Katie Aune quit her job in August 2011 to spend a year volunteering and traveling through all 15 countries of the former Soviet Union. Her session will be The Nuts & Bolts of Career Break Planning, including:


  • Planning your trip

  • Dealing with financial matters

  • What to do with your home and possessions

  • Handling health/insurance matters


Speakers
avatar for Katie Aune

Katie Aune

Planned Giving Officer, National Geographic Society
Katie Aune quit her job in 2011 to spend 13 months traveling throughout the former Soviet Union. During that journey, she ran a marathon in Estonia, rode the length of the Trans-Siberian Railway, volunteered in Armenia, taught English in Tajikistan and did her best to speak Russian... Read More →


Sunday April 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Penthouse - Hostelling International-New York City

4:00pm EDT

Meet, Plan, Go! - Presentation #2 - On the Road: How to work on the road From ESL to Blogging to Freelancing
Limited Capacity seats available

A refugee from corporate IT, Sherry Ott is a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer.  She has traveled around the world to over 60 countries, primarily solo, and has been living nomadically while traveling and working for over 8 years now. Sherry will share her career break expertise in solo travel, volunteering, extended travel of a year or longer, teaching ESL, photography, working while on the road, living as an expat, and living out of a suitcase for extended periods of time.

Sherry will specifically share her career break expertise in how you can go about working on the road.  Topics will include teaching ESL, freelance writing, blogging, photography, and utilizing your career background to find work or become location independent.  She also has expertise in solo travel, volunteering, extended travel of a year or longer, living as an expat, and living out of a suitcase for extended periods of time.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Ott

Sherry Ott

Blogger and Freelance Writer, Founder Ottsworld.com
Sherry Ott is a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer. She writes about her nomadic lifestyle and around the world adventures on Ottsworld.com . She’s circled the globe numerous times and has visited all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with... Read More →


Sunday April 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Penthouse - Hostelling International-New York City

5:00pm EDT

Meet, Plan, Go! - Q&A Session: Talk one-on-one to people who have taken a career break to travel
Limited Capacity seats available

Your chance to have an extended opportunity to engage with the day’s speakers. Pick their brains about your specific concerns and get ideas from people who’ve been there.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Aune

Katie Aune

Planned Giving Officer, National Geographic Society
Katie Aune quit her job in 2011 to spend 13 months traveling throughout the former Soviet Union. During that journey, she ran a marathon in Estonia, rode the length of the Trans-Siberian Railway, volunteered in Armenia, taught English in Tajikistan and did her best to speak Russian... Read More →
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

President & Founder, Family Travel Association
@FamilyTravAssocBefore traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Ott

Sherry Ott

Blogger and Freelance Writer, Founder Ottsworld.com
Sherry Ott is a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer. She writes about her nomadic lifestyle and around the world adventures on Ottsworld.com . She’s circled the globe numerous times and has visited all 7 continents. She lived in Vietnam, hiked the Annapurna Circuit with... Read More →
avatar for Jane Stanfield

Jane Stanfield

@JaneStanfield Jane Stanfield has a huge passion for animals, volunteering and international travel, so much that she quit her job to travel around the world, completing 12 volunteer projects, seven with wildlife, within one year. Through her business, Where Is She Heading, she helps others explor... Read More →


Sunday April 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Penthouse - Hostelling International-New York City