Hello, my name is Michele and I will be taking part in a Familiarization trip (more info on that below) with Rail Europe next week. I’ll be blogging about my travels and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences with all of you.
Here’s a little bit about myself…
For the past two years I’ve been working in Rail Europe’s NY office, as a Web Designer/Front-End Developer in the E-Commerce team. I enjoy everything involved in the rapidly changing fields of web design and web development – desktop and mobile.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and seeking out new and unusual food and drink. I recently returned from my first trip to Europe (including several cities in Germany, Italy & Austria) where I was bitten by the ‘travel bug’ and now I feel like I just can’t get enough.
And, a bit about my upcoming trip…
I am very excited for my upcoming trip where I will travel all over Switzerland and Italy by train. I will be traveling with a small group of colleagues from Rail Europe, experiencing some of the best trains, tours and mountain excursions offered by Rail Europe. This type of trip is known as a familiarization trip – primarily arranged to give those in the travel field first-hand insights and experiences about specific destinations, products & services.
Some highlights of the trip I will be participating in will include; traveling on several scenic trains (the Glacier Express and GoldenPass Line) and ascending to the tops of mountain peaks in Switzerland as well as experiencing some of Italy’s newest high-speed trains (including Italo & Le Frecce trains) and taking cultural tours throughout major cities in Italy.
So, please stay tuned!