One of the perks of working at a travel company is the chance to travel, and my first such chance is coming up this July. The bosses are sending me on a tour to get a first hand glimpse at how our educational tours run. I'll get the opportunity to experience England, Ireland and Wales with a group of American High School Students. I'm pretty excited, both because this will be my first trip back to Europe in over three and a half years and because I'll get to revisit Ireland, which was my first ever overseas destination. It's been eight years since I first set foot on Non-North American Soil, and that trip changed my life. This trip gives me the chance to relive it, and hopefully the chance to help a few high-schoolers experience the best parts of international travel for themselves.
After the tour is over, I'm taking some time off of work and heading to Italy. Being that the tour is to countries I have already visited, I figured that I should take this opportunity and visit a place that I have never been to. I'll fly into Rome, and then work my way north, through Florence and then to Venice. Just typing the names of such storied cities gives me a thrill, July cannot come fast enough. Of course, planning a trip is almost (almost!) more fun than taking it, and I'm sure the next couple of months will fly by.
Another great part about this will be the opportunity for me to unleash my Nikon over in Europe. While I do have some very nice photos from past trips across the pond, I don't have any digital pictures. Also, I have learned so much about photography over the last few years, that I imagine I can return with some amazing shots.
2 months and counting...