Every week on the TFT blog you are greeted with many smiling faces of our students having fun all over the world, but this week we’d like to take the time to give a huge thank you to all of the people who are working behind the scenes to make those smiles possible. Our fabulous TFT staff have some of the best jobs in the world, but they also work ceaselessly to make sure every trip runs as smoothly as possible. We commend their hard work and dedication in making teens happy, teaching them about travel, making sure everyone has fun, and above all- keeping them safe always. It takes a special kind of person to be a TFT Trip Director or Counselor, which is why our staff is comprised of some of the greatest leaders around. So here’s to TFT staff…thank you for all that you do in the name of enriching teen travel- whether it’s the late nights running around a hotel trying to find wifi to send parent updates, keeping a positive attitude through bad weather, delays, or transportation strikes, and for your smiling faces and loving hearts that make you someone our travelers call their role models. You all are #TFTawesome, as seen below on our trips that are currently running:
Senior counselor Kevin Kelly is a man of many talents (bottom), trip director Seb Maurici and TFT president Pat Maloney (top) enjoy their lunches on Amsterdam, Belgium, Paris.
Junior counselor Annie Hagy and trip director Tony Benger lather up at the mud baths before washing off and relaxing at the natural hot springs in Fiji.
Trip director Stefania Berutti and her students take a day trip to Siracusa on our Sicily community service trip.
One of Senior counselor Allison Vila’s (left) many funny faces on the way out of the metro station, trip director Natalia von Sonn (middle) and her VIP seating, and an infamous Will Goss (right) selfie on our London & Paris trip.
Trip director Harrison Carter and junior counselor Kelsey Peden after a long day of community service on our Japan Discovery trip.
Senior counselor Hunt Odom (left) poses for the camera, junior counselor Peter Alaimo (middle) hangs out with some of his campers, and selfies with a view from trip director Ned Clark and senior counselor Barbara Saric (right) in Florence on Europe for Older Teens 2.
Senior counselor Giulia Laveto Emery (left) enjoys the view, TFT’s favorite bromance (middle)- trip director Nic Emery and counselor Keith Richardson hanging out with their new friend, and senior counselor Tori van Sambeck working hard on our Cinque Terre Community Service trip.
Senior counselor Ruby Jenkins (left) gets to work, junior counselor Jack Schultz (middle) and his Costa Rican fan club, and trip director Marco Ramos (right) on our Costa Rica Adventure and Service trip.