I don't talk very much about my company here on my blog -- but I work for a GREAT company. I'm a public relations professional and my company offers some wonderful benefits....
Including a program called "Escape": every year, they ask people to submit essays about what they would do with an extra week of vacation and an extra $1,000. Then they award a few select folks the opportunity to pursue their dream....with $1,000 and an extra week of vacation.
This year, I submitted an entry asking to visit Tuscany and stay at a working farm that offers cooking classes, tours of local vinyards and cheese shops, and other Foodie fun. In addition, I wanted to try to meet some of the Italy-based bloggers that I regularly follow and document the entire trip right here on my site.
Well (if the title of this post didn't give it away)...I WON!!!!
JiT and I are already starting to talk details. We'd been thinking we'd honeymoon someplace a bit closer to home, but to accomodate this opportunity we're shifting gears. We still need to nail down the details of course, but at this point....it looks like at the end of next March, we're Italy-bound!!!
In addition to our little Tuscan culinary adventure, we're hoping to do some of the normal sightseeing stuff, some SCUBA diving (which was our original honeymoon plan) and maybe some golf.
If anyone has visted Italy and has done any of the activies I've just noted....PLEASE share thoughts, ideas, etc. We're so excited and so very thankful to my company. Thank you Edelman Public Relations...you ROCK!