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Friday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm
How to Take A Big Trip: Plan Your Own Gap Year

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Must have experience traveling internationally -either solo or with a group; should have 5 or more years professional experience.
What to Bring:
A positive attitude, ideas on where you want to go and what you want to do, and a desire to really travel the world; pens.
Ready to quit your job and travel the world? Heard of a “gap year,” but don’t know where to begin? Think you have to win the lottery to do so? Awaken your inner explorer by planning an affordable big trip around the world. In this workshop, Kristin Zibell, world traveler and founder of TakeYourBigTrip, will take you through 5 steps to plan your own "gap" year.
You'll create a plan to travel the world, complete with next steps towards your trip. The format of the workshop is collaborative & interactive. At the start of each section, Kristin will cover foundational information and then give you several exercises to create your plan.
You will:
+ Envision It: Create a vision of your dream trip.
+ Define It: Write your itinerary that spans the globe.
+ Afford It: Determine a trip budget and see how affordable it really is!
+ Plan It: Review your life and create actionable steps to get you to your departure day.
+ Do It: Get questions answered and find your travel community!

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Kristin Zibell

Founder, Take Your Big Trip
Kristin Zibell is a world traveler who teaches others how to live their travel dreams. She is the founder of the web site Takeyourbigtrip.com, a site of resources to help travelers to take their own multi-month, round-the-world-adventures. She has inspired hundreds of would-be travelers... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 301-302

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