Final preparations are underway for the welcome reception! #greece#athens #letthegamesbegin
I'm feeling very lucky to be going right from my meeting in California to Greece. I'll be in Greece the next few weeks for a meeting followed by some R&R in Santorini. #Greece #meetingsinAthens
It has been another brutal winter here in Wisconsin. I was SO happy to plan a meeting in Orange County and escape the arctic! There is nothing like spending time on the beach and a few fantastic sunsets when it's below zero back home. #OrangeCounty #LagunaBeach #CaliforniaMeetings #latitudetravelgroup
Travel has always been a huge part of my adult life and also of my childhood (if you count day dreaming about all the places I planned to go). Younger me would be pleased to know that I have made it to 35 countries. People often ask for my favorite destination and I simply cannot choose. However, I can pick a trip that has completely rejuvenated my sense of wanderlust, awe and put me a state of prolonged sensory overload… India.
Our next stop just outside Samode Village was a local family’s farm. The conditions of the home were completely different from anything that I had witnessed in my travels – bare rooms with beds made of rope with little-to-no bedding. The kitchen was the only room in the house with running (cold) water. Even with their minimalist living conditions, the kind farmer and his family were quite proud of their property and showed it off while posing for pictures in front of it.
It’s so touching to view the world of the Samode people. From our Western perspective, it was hard to see the conditions of the school and house, but it is clear that they are so full of life and “rich” with pride and happiness. While I did see some amazing architecture and luxurious five-star accommodations, I definitely came home with a new appreciation of space and the quality of life we are fortunate to have in the U.S. Even though India can be a challenging place at times, it operates with an orchestrated chaos. I would definitely recommend traveling there for the right type of person, and look forward to going back there myself someday to explore more of it!