For Goodness Sake: Travel!

For Goodness Sake: Travel!

For a long time, I’ve been on a soapbox about how international travel can be a force for good in the world. I bookmark stories about the positive, transformational impact of travel experiences. Here are three of my favorites: Several years ago, a young college...
Come with me to India – you’ll NEVER regret it!

Come with me to India – you’ll NEVER regret it!

India – more than any other country I’ve ever visited – created a deep, lasting impression on me. Traveling through India from south to north as a solo backpacker-on-the-cheap in the late 70s, I stood on a street corner and watched well-to-do travelers...
Oh, The People We’ll Meet!

Oh, The People We’ll Meet!

Whenever I’m asked, “What’s your favorite country?” my response always elicits a quizzical look. “Really?” they ask – always with incredulity. “Why India, of all places?” I’m then at a loss for words as to...
India, re-visited

India, re-visited

My old journal is in pretty good shape considering what it went through all those many years ago.   Onto the very first page of the pocket-sized 6-ring binder, I printed my name, Saginaw address, and my Metropolitan Life Insurance policy number. The 3×5...
Ellen Goes to India

Ellen Goes to India

~by Guest Blogger, Ellen Gruetzmacher Last week I chronicled my teenage travel experiences and the resulting travel bug bite. I left off at the surprise announcement that I – who had been told that my job with CTP would not involve travel – would be traveling to...
Dream Destinations of the CTP Dream Team

Dream Destinations of the CTP Dream Team

Got to thinking … if I could choose only one place to go (no issues with money, time, etc.) … where in the world would I go? I decided it was an interesting question to pose to my team.   Deborah Spangler-Welch is my feisty, fun-loving, wildly...