How Tom Hale Changed Travel With Backroads
November 25, 2019
Hosted by Megan Gorman
On this week's episode of The Wealth Intersection, we turn our focus to the world of travel. Americans love travel. In fact, the average American spends $2,037 annually on travel. But travel and tourism has evolved over the decades and Americans are also seeking adventure. Enter Tom Hale. Forty years ago, Tom launched Backroads - an adventure travel company that believes that traveling under your own power and at your own pace opens up an opportunity to connect more meaningfully with the world. From biking to hiking to multi-sport, Backroad's unique way of curating the journey provides a rare experience so transformative that you’ll never want to travel in any other way. Join us as host Megan Gorman speaks with Tom Hale about building the Number One Adventure Travel Company. From the company's humble beginnings in Tom's garage to offering over 231 trips around the world, the story of this entrepreneur is both adventurous and inspirational.
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The Wealth Intersection is the connection between life’s journey, our earliest experience with money and the resulting behavior. Each week, Personal Finance Expert Megan Gorman takes you on a journey to hear the inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, innovators and visionaries. Learn how these dynamic individuals created their path to success and the wealth intersections that occurred.
What we find in hearing these stories is that all of us have a connection with money, often formed early in our life.These experiences can propel us forward or hold us back. But in sharing them, our guests provide greater insights into wealth and new possibilities.
In the Wealth Intersection you will hear fascinating stories from Technology, Finance and the Arts It’s where you just might find the answers on how you can pursue your passion while creating the necessary foundation to build personal wealth.
Megan Gorman is the Founding Partner of Chequers Financial Management, a high net worth tax and financial planning firm headquartered in San Francisco. Megan's clientele ranges from entrepreneurs to corporate executives to inherited family wealth. An attorney by training, she is passionate about the problem-solving required to work in the world of complex financial planning.
Recognized for her expertise in a variety of areas, Megan speaks regularly on taxes, retirement, and other topics. She has been regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN Money and US News and World Report among others. Megan is also a frequent podcast guest on “The So Money Podcast” hosted by Farnoosh Torabi, “Dead Celebrity Podcast” hosted by Trust and Estates magazine and “The Money Tree” hosted by Kirk Chisholm.
Megan is also a Senior Contributor at Forbes where she writes on the areas of personal finance, tax and estate planning. She is also a contributor and on the Advisory Board of Swaay Media Inc.