Travel Often, Travel Far, BUT Don't Plan Your Journey!
Life Lessons Revealed from a Midlife Global Traveler
As we step into midlife, we often become fearful of the unknown and question ourselves believing adventurous travel is only for the young. But it's when we open ourselves to the unknown of travel, are those special unexpected opportunities revealed.
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 twelve 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 life lessons, 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.
Keynote Speaker & Author
"...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 S
"...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
"..I was contemplating & had actually brushed off the thought of travelling on round the world ticket for three months as fear/ uncertainty/excitement all overwhelmed me. Your inspiring talk has rekindled my interest. Thank you for sharing & inspiring..." - Christine T
Chris's engaging story provides an entertaining and inspirational story how we can all have the courage to face our fears, plus as individuals we can all make a difference.
"... 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 S
"...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 W
"...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 B
"...A thoroughly entertaining presentation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to other clubs and organisations..." - Alan R
"...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 M
"...Thanks for your wonderful presentation last night. Very inspirational..." Gordon D
"...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 L
"...One of the best talks we've had at the club - and I'm looking forward to reading your book..." - Kirsty S
"...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 P
"...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 F
"..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 Rotary International
"...Anyone who wants to listen to a good speaker I suggest you talk to Chris..." - Charles B
"...A brilliant talk showing what one person's passion can mean to a make a positive impact on the lives of many people..." - Grant H