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Lisa & George on Meet Plan Go

In 2008, my then-boyfriend George and I took a year-long sabbatical. In the first month of that trip, we went to the Nomads Hostel in Auckland, New Zealand. The tagline of the hostel was “Nomads: Not all who wander are Lost!” I took a deep breath and thought, “maybe, I will survive this adventure.” Although I […]

Give Yourself Time: The Joy of Taking a Break

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Friends and family ask us, “How do you do it? How do you manage to leave for a year?” Others say, “You are crazy; I would never do that!” These people usually think of the dictionary definition of a vagabond as “…a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.” I prefer Ralph […]

Away from and into everything with Meet, Plan, Go

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by Elaine J. Masters Living in Southeast Alaska had its perks. In the 6 years I was in Ketchikan and Juneau, the scenery and wildlife never once became anything less than awe inspiring. After working as a volunteer producer at a public radio station, I’d finally landed a paid gig as Operations Director and loved […]

Not Wasting Time: Meet Plan Go Career Break Style

Meet Plan Go: Stop Dreaming Start Packing!

  In October 2011, George and I were the hosts for Meet Plan Go Los Angeles, part of 17 cities hosting events about Career Breaks, Mini-Retirements and Long Term Travel. We had traveled for nearly a year in 2008-9 and this month we left again for at least a year. Meet Plan Go National recently […]

Los Angeles Meet, Plan, GO! 106 of us together!

Thank you to everyone (all 106 of you) who joined us for our Meet Plan Go event Tuesday Oct 18! Some thoughts from those who attended: It was inspiring and encouraging to hear the stories and meet other people who have a desire for world travel like I do.  I hadnever been to an event […]

First Steps to Travel Dreams

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson  Some people ask us, “How do you do it? How do you leave for a year?” Some tell us, “You are crazy; I would never do that!” These people usually think of  […]

Realize Your Dreams!

Are you 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: 7pm India’s Oven | 11645 Wilshire Blvd. – 2nd Fl. Join us in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at […]

George and Lisa in the News!

Hello Fellow Travelers! Thank you to everyone for supporting us and for coming to our travel events inLos Angeles! We appreciate all who tweeted about our events, shared an email,found us and even SHOWED up to one of our events! Thank you for creating acommunity! We loved having over 65 people show up at Traveler’s […]

Using Travel and the Seasons to Gain Perspective

Author Rachel Friedman’s travel memoir The seasons go round and round sometimes without notice, but I like to pay attention. The Labor Day holiday reminds us that summer has almost ended and the school year will soon begin. This year my contemplation of beginnings and endings includes my Aunt Iris’s passing and Christopher Rowe’s (my […]

Our Blogiversary: Support is Appreciated

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village from Hungry Planet Thank you for your support of us, our travels and our blog! We appreciate everyone who reads, comments or shares our stories. When we started our blog on June 9, 2010 before we left for a summer in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, George and […]