Travel; The Second best human activity
I don’t know when it started, but there is a bug in me, that at least every 30-40 days (sometimes less) is itching so bad, that must be taken care.
The symptoms run from being sad, irritable, hyper to total madness, I NEED to have somewhere to go in a close forecast, is needed to keep balance in my life. My family knows,
“Let me travel and no one gets hurt “
So at this moment I am actually doing the second best and favorite human activity
I am writing this blog, probably 36,000 feet up in the sky, as I sip some wine, somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, between Paris and Atlanta GA, luckily comfortable seated, with lots of space to rest my legs and laptop thinking how did I get so blessed?I stole the title of this blog from the bumper car of Giada Gottardi, and got to know her company Podium Travel better, this is one of the many clever and fun phrases that Franco Garattoni comes up with, to promote Travel, they are making a big difference in the Travel Industry, they are so “vanguard” that even the way I connected with them was out of the ordinary and simply outstanding. 2 lovely ladies Giada and Alda Valentini, showing up in my “pueblo” Downtown Melbourne Florida to visit my travel agency, many people don’t even know there is another Melbourne and is not in Australia, They heard from us , through a local colleague that told them , they should visit me. Glad they did. It was a delightful visit, they came from the 2nd smallest country in the world, San Marino! (after the Vatican ) and they specialize in groups throughout Europe.
Who would say few weeks later, and less than 24 hours ago I would be in Rimini and San Marino enjoying a delicious authentic Italian handmade pasta for dinner ; Tagliatelli Bolognese , some fish , grilled vegetables, other dishes and of course Wine, with the great company of the Podium international team of agents, you know that friends take you to the right place ,when you can see the kitchen, see 3 generations working in the restaurant, when people has to wait to get seated, and the place is so loud , you have to shout to talk , delightful~ I am so impressed with them, I met the management and the team agents mentored from around the world, I visit their impressive booth in the most important travel trade and Expo show of Italy and perhaps of Europe called TTG Incontri, I also visit their everyone’s dream offices, a contemporary office place, where free expression of talents is key, they have a Gym , Daycare, Kitchen and all,
I am so impressed with them, I met the management and the team agents mentored from around the world, I visited their impressive booth in the most important travel trade and Expo show of Italy and perhaps of Europe called TTG Incontri, I also visit their Offices; everyone’s dream offices! a contemporary office place, where free expression of talents is key, they have a Gym , Daycare, Kitchen and all, a foosball table in the center, playing and wellbeing time seems as important as the hours they work, I won’t bored you with all their awards and advance technology providing travel services, or the over 150 team agents from around the world speaking about 50 languages, I want to share with you , my enthusiasm to work with peers that understand that “Give back “ is the way , that we are liaisons of all countries, and we have a mission , to educate and help others to Travel, You can have an amazing vacations and at the same time you can make a difference.
Podium Tour Operators, believes in their people, they mentor and support them, they are the first ones to run and organize fundraisers, for their local fellows, like the cookout and funds collection they run to help a restaurant owner in Amatrice Italy, who lost everything, last august in the devastating earthquake, his restaurant was housed in one of the oldest buildings in Amatrice, he belonged to a noble family. Today is all gone.
These colleagues are the people I am drawn in to work with, and these colleagues with the biggest hearts, are the ones that will make time to help others, these are the ones I choose to do business with They are behind every amazing travel experience I have the honor to prepare for you. I must share this because to me is important to spread the word when things are done simply just right!
I believe Travel can change lives, and can shorter the distance between countries, Travel is the second best and favorite human activity as of what is the first one? Of course is …
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Your kind comments are welcome!
Cessy Meacham CTIE
Anytime Travel Solutions
Creator of F8Journeys
Travel Enhancing values of
Family, Faith, Friends, Fitness
Fund/GiveBack, Food, Fun, Fulfillment