Giveback Trip, Day 12: Ft. Worth

Today, this day the 24th of August in the year 2013, marks the last full day of filming on the Giveback Trip. And what a day it was. We started off at the Holleman’s warehouse, where I was able to sit down with Paige and talk to her about the Kona business and their giveback…

Giveback Trip, Day 11: Ft.Worth & Arlington

Today was our second to last day of filming. It was super busy, but also really great. We arrived at Nolan High School this morning and spent the entire morning there interviewing three students – Reid Burkett, McCaleb Taylor and Ben Shields. We were also able to speak with Pat Pierett, the director of the…

Giveback Trip, Day 10: Houston > Dallas

We have arrived. Stop 8 of 8. We are absolutely thrilled that we don’t have to drive over 30 miles in the next 3 days. It will be glorious. BUT, before we left for Dallas/Ft. Worth today, we filmed all morning in Houston. So, let me tell you about it! We arrived at Travis Elementary…

Giveback Trip, Day 8: Brandon, MS

Today was something special. And mostly because what Linnea and her team are doing down here in Brandon, MS really is something special. We started off the day interviewing Linnea in Lakeshore Park and it was absolutely gorgeous outside. The sun was out, the Bayou breeze was blowing and giveback stories were being shared. Couldn’t…

Giveback Trip, Day 6: Greenville > LaGrange, GA

  We’ve completed half of our stops as of this morning. Leaving Greenville, we were on to our second half of the stops, starting with LaGrange, GA with Calvin Neely and his wife, Robbie. We’ll chat about them here in a bit. First we stopped in downtown Greenville in Falls Park with the Reedy River…

Giveback Trip, Day 5: Raleigh > Greenville

  “On the road again. Just can’t wait to get back on that road again…” Okay, if I’m being totally honest, I could wait. We’ve driven so much in the last 5 days! But what’s been waiting at the end of every drive has been totally worth it. Great franchisees. Phenomenal giveback stories. Plus, adventure…

Giveback Trip – Day 4: Raleigh, NC

Coffee. With cream. Of course, we’ve had plenty of that on the trip so far. But never in the form of a Kona. But today, that all changed. Richie and Carina Veverka shared with us one of their favorite flavors and it was quite possibly the best Kona I’ve ever had. Seriously, if they have…

Giveback Trip, Day 3: Annapolis > Raleigh

Well, we’ve just completed Day 3 here on this Giveback Journey and I have to say, it’s felt like at least a week. We have crammed so much Kona and giveback goodness in to the past 3 days, that it just feels so much longer. Which is awesome, because we still have so much more…