A Year and a World: The Couple Who Sold Everything to Travel the World
Thursday, April 25
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The Conference Center
Free, registration required
Join journalist, Christine Maxfield (www.CompassMag.com), as she interviews Larissa and Michael Milne, who, in 2011, sold all their belongings to travel around the world for a year. Learn about their adventures starting from Philadelphia to some of the most fascinating locations in the world. Hear how their story of emotional pain and reinvention led them to turn to their longstanding passion for travel beginning with a one-way plane ticket to Beijing, a 22-inch suitcase each, a statue of Rocky Balboa for encouragement, and a rough itinerary. The ensuing 400-day journey to 30 countries on six continents was filled with adventure, new friends, many emotionally touching and taxing moments, and surprising discoveries. They encountered places rarely visited by Westerners (including North Korea), from Paris to Namibia and beyond. This emotional and compelling story is one of courage and strength as the couple gradually lets go of the debilitating burden of an enabling situation and adapts to a simpler lifestyle upon returning home. Their journey was documented in a feature series for the Philadelphia Inquirer called "A Year and a World" and on their travel blog at www.ChangesInLongitude.com.