Depending on whether you are reading this inside or outside of Motivators, you may or may not know that two weeks ago, on October 6, I married my longtime girlfriend / fiance Sara! It has been a very exciting time for both of us, as well as all of our family and friends. After over a year and half of wedding planning, and of course the wedding itself, it was time for the honeymoon.
We chose to travel throughout Italy for our honeymoon. We spent two weeks going all over, Rome - Florence - Venice and Lake Como. Now Sara, for those who don't know, is a Student Advisor at a local college. That means when Sara goes on a two week vacation, basically, there is not much in Italy to remind her of her job back at home. However, all my fellow promo people know, there is no escaping the swag world.
In fact, one of our first stops was in Rome at the Vatican Museum, home of the Sistine Chapel. Easily one of the last places I would expect to encounter anything from the promotional product world. However, right there, in the middle of a table, in the middle of one of the galleries was our 43013 Fun Lighter 5 Color Fun Highlighter. Thousands of miles from home, and even the Vatican sells some of our fantastic products.
Just when I thought I had seen the last of promotional products in Italy, from Rome we ended up in Venice. Currently there they are creating a heavy push for tourism in the City of Water. That is where as a lucky tourist, I received this wonderfully branded drawstring backpack. Beautiful imprint, and perfect for day travels around Italy.
It just goes to show you, no matter where you go. From the US to Europe and beyond, you just can't escape a good promotional product.