Tuesday, August 10, 2010 , Updated 12:00 a.m., September 14, 2010
Nationwide event teaches Dallas residents how to schedule long-term travel
Called Meet, Plan, Go! the group encourages people to take the "trip of a lifetime."
On September 14, 2010, the local Meet, Plan, Go! event will inspire people to fulfill their career break and long-term travel dreams. The event will offer participants the opportunity to meet inspirational speakers and like-minded travelers; get motivation, contacts and resources necessary to plan the trip of a lifetime; and start taking concrete steps forward to go on that global adventure.
Each event will feature individuals and families who have learned how to overcome the obstacles and realize their goal of a life-changing travel adventure. These experts will share their stories and strategies, answer questions, and provide helpful resources for participants who are ready to make the leap from dreaming to making it happen.
Learn how to budget, save, and plan for an extended career break
Get advice on packing, gear, safety, and more
Discover tools and resources to help you every step of the way
Meet, Plan, Go! Dallas will be hosted by Marc and Danielle Hoffmeister of 4 Suitcases and Alisha Robertson of Small World Pursuits.
After selling most of their possessions in 2008, Marc & Danielle pulled their daughters out of school and embarked on a 10-month journey through the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia.
“The experience absolutely changed our lives, and opened up a whole world of possibilities for our family’s future,” says Marc. “We’re very excited to have this opportunity to share what we’ve learned and help others embark on their own adventures.”
In 2008, Alisha gave almost all of her things away and moved to Chile to teach English as a second language in the middle of The Atacama Desert. She will be sharing her experience and knowledge on how to prepare, work, volunteer, and live abroad long term.
The event also includes giveaways from national sponsors, including a journey on the Incan trail, language courses, and volunteer missions.
Source: Meet, Plan, Go!
See more stories in:
- Mysterious restaurant called Remedy to open on Greenville Avenue
- New growler shop in East Dallas begins filling Lone Star suds today
- Theater review: The [Expletive] with the Hat is masterful and funny, wise and appalling
- Komali and Salum in Uptown have a new executive chef
- Photos: Beer sales have made SMU's Moody Coliseum way, way more fun