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
As harmful to the environment as air travel is, some airports are taking measures to become more environmentally conscious. One example is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where an adjacent solar farm powers certain airport operations.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Ryanair will soon start its first round-trip Georgia flights. The flights, which start this November, will connect the capital Tbilisi (TBS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) four times weekly and the western city of Kutaisi (KUT) to Bologna (BLQ) and Marseille (MRS), both twice weekly. Then, in April, Ryanair will add twice weekly flights between Tbilisi and Cologne (CGN).
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Attend one of the most acclaimed fall events, Autumn at the Arboretum, in Dallas. In its 14th year, the annual event is known as one of the best pumpkin festivals in the country, with its creative displays featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The event takes place at Dallas Arboretum, Sept. 21 –Oct. 31. Alongside thousands of pumpkins, guests glimpse 150,000 autumn flowers across the 66-acre space.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.