August 7, 2018

A Ticket To Anywhere - From College Hill

College Hill operates on four key values: creating a remarkable experience for our clients, driving change, serving our community and, perhaps nearest to our hearts, cultivating our team's personal growth. 

 
One of our favorite ways to cultivate our team’s personal growth is with travel. To commemorate our staff members' three year work anniversary, College Hill gifts those employees with tickets to anywhere in the world. Yes, you read that right. What hard working individual wouldn’t love to be gifted a plane ticket to their dream destination?
 
Needless to say, I took advantage of it. karrisa cruz college hill
 
My name is Karrisa and I am the marketing director here at College Hill. I was thrilled to plan a getaway abroad and was fortunate enough to use my ticket last month. 
 
 
My College Hill ticket to anywhere took me to Rome, Italy, Corfu, Greece, Tirana, Albania, Budva, Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia and Venice, Italy. Let me tell you, it was a dream come true.
 
 
 
Here are just a few things I had the opportunity to see with my College Hill ticket to anywhere: 

 

 

Rome / Vatican City

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Oh, sweet Italy! This is a destination I would recommend to any traveler, but if you're a creative or a history buff, Rome offers you the world. Enjoy historic tours through the Colosseum, Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel. Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain and indulge yourself in fresh pizza / red wine. I spent 5 days in Rome pinching myself as I crossed off major bucket list items that only one of the oldest cities in the world could offer me. History was born and made here, and so was my love for gelato.  

Corfu Greece 

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If you're a sun-worshipper like me, you will fall in love with Corfu. Pictures just don't do this place justice. From frolicking around a 15th century fortress and boating to private beaches for a swim to eating my weight in gyros, I'd consider Corfu to be one of my favorite places in the world. 

 

Dubrovnik Croatia

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If you're a Game of Thrones fan, you might recognize Dubrovnik as the King's Landing. The water looked photoshopped, the weather was absolutely perfect and I couldn't get enough of it. We danced our way through old city Dubrovnik, kayaked the Adriatic Sea and found ourselves clubbing in an old medieval fortress. Safe to say, I would not turn down a return ticket to the world's most magnificent walled cities.

 

Venice Italy 

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To put it simply, Venice stole my heart. Getting lost on 100+ slowly sinking islands was an experience of a lifetime. I'm still processing the beauty of St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Losing our way to our hotel was only half the fun. We stumbled on plenty of architectural wonders in the form of breathtaking churches and historical statues, and, of course, the food was absolutely perfecto! 

As you can see, my College Hill ticket to anywhere was put to good use! I wouldn't have changed a single thing about it.

Tony Poston

"We offer this flight because I believe it’s important for our team to have that sense of wanderlust, to inspire creativity, be cultured, and get out of their comfort zone" said Owner and CEO, Tony Poston. 
(Pictured to the right) 

College Hill might be one of the early adapters to offer an incentive that allows its staff to travel the world, but it's far from alone in recognizing the benefits of gifting such an experience internally.  

According to Forbes Magazine, new experiences make employees better contributors and happier people which is a boon to workplace culture.  

With an ever-growing company like College Hill, filled with hardworking, entrepreneurial-spirited creatives, we know that travel offers our employees the opportunity to not only recharge, but to find inspiration. We grow when our staff grows.  
 

If you had a ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go? Don't be shy, comment below! I know a few College Hill employees weighing their options and would love your input! 

Thank you for reading! 

 

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