One Year at Global Traveler

By - June 13, 2019

Next week will mark my first year work anniversary at FX Express Publications, Inc. The year has gone quickly, and when I look back, it really feels like it was pretty recently I came in for my first interview and began to meet my future co-workers and supervisors.

Now more than a year ago, those first interviews represented the first step toward my role as assistant editor.

In the 12 months that passed since starting, I have learned a lot about the company and my co-workers. I went on my first trip, a winter trip to Montréal, which I blogged about; I attended my first media lunch in Philadelphia; and attended my first Wine on the Wings survey and afterparty.

Since I started, I have written more than 180 articles for Trazee Travel, more than 120 articles for globaltravelerusa.com and nearly 70 articles for whereverfamily.com. I have had the opportunity to learn about destinations that were never on my radar, whether through discussing them with co-workers, researching or traveling there myself.

Since I started on June 18, 2018, my favorite travel memory is definitely my trip to Montréal, where I attended a Montréal Canadiens hockey game at the Bell Centre, went skiing for the first time and snowshoed down a mountain. Flying business class for the first time was something else I was able to do since starting this position.

These past 12 months helped me to grow as a writer and a person, and I hope to continue that trend over the next 12 months, too.

— Erich Martin, assistant editor