Chris and Zach in Sorrento, Italy

The Waldron twins, Chris and Zach, are TFT’s official Travelers of the Month in November! Congratulations to you both, and we look forward to traveling with you again soon!

Here are Chris and Zach in their own words:

Zach Waldron

Last summer I participated in the Cinque Terre Service Trip and it was AMAZING!  My brother and I, and our friend Will Broms, found this trip for a class that we are in at my school that requires us to travel out of the country. We decided that we wanted to do a service trip and then found this one in the Cinque Terre.  For starters, the counselors were all awesome! They served not only as fun and enthusiastic guides on the trip, but also as walking encyclopedias of information. They were each skilled in their own different subjects of art and history of the world. This trip also offered social bonding that can’t be experienced anywhere else. I became very good friends with everyone on the trip and was sad when I realized that we all had to go home and would go our separate ways. I am still in contact with most of the people who were on the trip. Finally, my absolute favorite part of the trip was getting to go to a different country and learn about a different culture’s history. Before I left, I purchased a small Italian phrase book so that I could connect with the Italian culture better. It proved useful in helping me greet locals and make friends out of most of the people I met. This trip was the most amazing experience that I have ever participated in. It awakened in me a passion for history and art and impacted how I interact with the people around me. Everything from the counselors to the other participants to the locals we met, it was fantastic!

Chris Waldron

In the summer of 2011, I traveled with my twin brother, Zach, and friend, Will, to Cinque Terre, Italy for the TFT community service trip. I knew that I would have a great time, but it was so much more than I had ever hoped for. Everything from the amazing food, to the awesome Staff, to the beautiful landscape of Italy made the trip absolutely incredible. Being particularly interested in ancient history, I had also wanted to go to Italy to learn more about Rome and other major cities like Sorrento and Naples. TFT’s organized schedule with excursions and awesome activities helped make of my dreams come true.

The twins at the Trevi Fountain in Rome