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Chris Herrmann’s Essential Guide for the Midlife Traveler

As we step into midlife, we often become fearful of the unknown and question ourselves believing that travel is only for those who are courageous and well-heeled.

Chris Herrmann was everyman; job, family, long-term marriage and seven grandchildren, when the proverbial rug was pulled out from under him. 

When life throws you a massive curve ball you have a choice to make; either hide in the shadows or step out into the light and catch it.

Chris chose the latter and began his life-changing journey; a 12 month back-packing adventure around the world.

He left with no purpose, but a purpose far bigger than he could ever have dreamed was soon revealed.

Twenty three countries and hundreds of real-life adventures later, Chris is sharing his travel secrets and insights, inspiring others to step out of their comfort zones and to realize their travel dreams.

Chris is a sought-after keynote speaker and seminar presenter on the topics listed below. 

His popular book, The Youthful Art of Midlife Travel, is available now from Amazon.

Chris’s forthcoming online course, The Youthful Midlife Traveler, is a step-by-step guide to independent and confident world travel.

Chris Herrmann

Keynote Speaker

The Youthful Art of Midlife Travel - One mans journey that will inspire you to live your travel dreams. Available Here.

Keynotes and Seminars

Keynote and Seminar Topics Include:

  1. Travel the World! It Can Actually Be Cheaper Than Staying at Home
  2. Step Outside Your Comfort Zone- Chris’s Inspirational Story will Give You the Courage to Live Your Travel Dreams 
  3. Discover Why Traveling Overseas Alone is Safer Than You Think
  4. Travel the World alone and Never be lonely- Tools to Engage People and Make Friends Around the World.
  5. No cash? Make Your Own ATM Machine! Chris Herman’s Tips to Get Yourself Out of a Financial Travel Jam
  6. Forget Cross-World Puzzles- Travel is the Youth Elixir for Life! Keep Yourself Mentally Fit as You Age 
  7. Travel Expert Reveals Why You Shouldn't Plan Your Trips

Chris Herrmann, Speaker  and Author.

"...I was contemplating & had actually brushed off the thought of travelling on round the world ticket as fear/ uncertainty/excitement all overwhelmed me. Your inspiring talk has rekindled my interest!..." - Christine T

"...A highly recommended public speaker who will inspire and entertain... His delightful presentation, full of thought provoking and humorous observations is an inspiring and highly recommended experience...." - Rick Sneeuwjagt President Rotary Club of Mill Point

"...As one of our keynote speakers the audience response was fantastic. I would highly recommend Chris as a speaker..." - Peter Frueh, District Governor, Rotary International

Chris is available to speak to Travel Conferences, Travel Agents, Baby Boomer groups, Financial Advisors and Consultants, Holistic and Wellness groups, Cruise ships, Nutrition Conferences, etc


Speaker Reviews


"... a highly recommended public speaker who will inspire and entertain... His delightful presentation, full of thought provoking and humorous observations and comments is an inspiring and highly recommended experience...." -  Rick Sneeuwjagt President Rotary Club of Mill Point 

"...Thanks sincerely for your presentation... I found the presentation very uplifting and I’m also a firm believer in taking opportunities as they arise, especially if it takes you out of your comfort zone. Your energetic delivery style is ideally suited as Rotary guest speaker, and we all found your “donations in kind” project fascinating. Thanks again Chris, and I hope we see more of you..." - Rob Webster, President Rotary Club of Willetton

"...Thank you for presenting to us, it was an interesting presentation and I know the club enjoyed hearing from you. It was certainly an interesting and inspiring presentation, and I believe it has tickled the travel bug in some of our members..." - Matt Bruyninckx, President Booragoon Rotary Club 

"...A thoroughly entertaining presentation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to other clubs and organisations..." - Alan Ramsay, Program Convenor, Rotary Club of Como

"...Just to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation... Everyone enjoyed your presentation, your foresight in rescuing all that bedding was amazing. You put your thoughts into action which was greatly admired..." - Linda Morrell. Rotary Club of Cooroy

"...Thanks for your wonderful presentation last night. Very inspirational..."  Gordon Downing, Rotary Club of Nambour.

"...Your entertaining and thought-provoking presentation at our U3A Sunshine Coast Lecture was much appreciated by the audience. All of the feedback was positive, and as mentioned to you, there's always something to take away from sessions. For me and two of the audience who travel your information about the international app was particularly useful. The way in which you handled the mine waste management was greatly admired. I hope you will continue to assist us with further sessions to our other groups..."  - Lyn Lovell, U3A Sunshine Coast Lecture Program Coordinator

"...One of the best talks we've had at the club - and I'm looking forward to reading your book..." - Kirsty Stark, Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise

"...Chris, thank you for your presentation last night. I spent a lot of time thinking about what you did in your gap year. It took a lot of courage and fortitude. I congratulate you on doing what a lot of us could never do, so well done. Your presentation was excellent and you had all of the members completely rapt. Keep up the great work of letting us know what can be if we make the right decisions..." - Ian Pittaway, President Rotary Club of Attadale

"...You spoke in a very entertaining way about your intrepid travels. I know that all present were intrigued by what you accomplished... Combining this with co-ordinating such a tremendous project was absolutely outstanding. I would thoroughly recommend you as a Speaker..." - Jeremy Foster, Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

"..I was contemplating & had actually brushed off the thought of travelling on round the world ticket for 3 mths as fear/ uncertainty/excitement all overwhelmed me. Your inspiring talk has rekindled my interest. Thank you for sharing & inspiring..." - Christine T


Rotary International District 9800 Conference

What people had to say (click to play video)..

"...As one of our keynote speakers the audience response was fantastic. I would highly recommend Chris as a speaker..." - Peter Frueh  District Governor, Rotary International District 9800, Victoria, Australia

"...Anyone who wants to listen to a good speaker I suggest you talk to Chris..." - Charles Bender  Delegate at Rotary International District 9800 Conference 

"...A brilliant talk showing what one person's passion can mean to a make a positive impact on the lives of many people..." - Grant Hocking  Delegate at Rotary International District 9800 Conference