Trip of a Lifetime: Luis' Wedding Vow Renewal in Europe
At Arthrex, our employees are part of an extraordinary culture with exceptional benefits. For every five years of employment with Arthrex, employees are eligible for a company-funded Trip of a Lifetime to recognize their dedication. Senior Cleaning Technician Luis Martinez and his wife took a whirlwind trip around Europe that they’ll remember forever. Luis shares highlights from the trip:
“My wife Yaniry and I spent 19 days visiting nine countries: the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Vatican City, Monaco, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Amsterdam. This was our first time in Europe and we had never seen anything like it. You read about all the history and see all the pictures, but there’s nothing like walking around in these beautiful places.
We started by exploring London. We rode the London Eye, admired Big Ben and put a lock on the Westminster Bridge to symbolize our love. We then went to Paris, where we renewed our wedding vows in front of the Eiffel Tower. My wife and I never had a big wedding and I always knew that she wanted something memorable. This made her so happy. It was definitely the highlight of our trip and something we’ll never forget.
We visited several cities, including Nice, Pisa, Venice and Sienna. We saw castles along a river in Germany, the famous Monte Carlo casino in Monaco, the Louvre and the Coliseum. We also got to visit the Italian islands Murano and Burano, which are famous for the art of glass-blowing. Everything there was so bright and colorful.
We saw La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, a traditional Flamenco show in Spain and the leaning tower of Pisa. We also enjoyed all the different local foods—the paella in Spain was delicious!
The most breathtaking experience was when we took a train up to the top of one of the Swiss Alps. It was incredible. We were also lucky enough to be in France when their soccer team won the World Cup! Everyone was so excited. Witnessing it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Yaniry and I had been talking about visiting Europe for years and we’re so thrilled that we were finally able to go, thanks to Arthrex. There isn’t a better company to work for than this one, not only because of the Trip of a Lifetime benefit, but for all the other generous benefits and programs Arthrex offers, too.”