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...
Travel is Transformational

Travel is Transformational

For a long time, I’ve harbored a dream . . . …to start a foundation that would, in essence, provide funds to a young person to travel far, far from home – to someplace remote and exotic and impoverished. The recipient would return home –...
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...
How I Met My Company (Part 1)

How I Met My Company (Part 1)

In October 1977, Jimmy Carter is into his 10th month in office. With 33 home runs, Steve Garvey leads the Dodgers into the World Series against the Yankees, and the most popular shows on TV are “Laverne & Shirley” and “Happy Days.”...
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...