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...
There is no “I” in TEAM

There is no “I” in TEAM

Ellen here. Giving Marilyn a week off from blogging and excited to share about our CTP Retreat to one of the most beautiful places on earth! Yep, I said it… ON EARTH! October 21st was a day of recovery. It was an opportunity to rest our overused stomach and...
Fabulous at 40!

Fabulous at 40!

I love party and event planning. Especially when it’s my own party! CTP was turning 40 – so this one needed to top all the others! Many months ago, I scheduled the party date to coincide with a major industry trade show in hopes that some of our...
Looks Like We Made It . . .

Looks Like We Made It . . .

Throughout the process of planning our 40th-anniversary celebration, I traveled down memory lane, recalling some of the other parties we’ve hosted through the years. Oh, how times have changed! 1982 In 1982, I’d been with Creative Travel Planners for just...
How I Met My Company (Part 3)

How I Met My Company (Part 3)

“Mud season” is the unofficial fifth season in states like Michigan and Ohio – the period between winter and spring when one hopes for another snowstorm to cover the filthy piles of blackened snow that line the roads. Skies are always cloudy and...
How I Met My Company (Part 2)

How I Met My Company (Part 2)

It’s just before 11:00 AM when the phone rings in my office at the E.F.MacDonald Travel Company in Dayton, Ohio. “Hello, this is Marilyn.” “Hi. My name is Herb Medrow. I’m calling because you sent me a resume. I own an incentive travel...