WIS­DOM OF YOUTH

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WHEN Tony Cos­grove started an in­tern­ship with Lux­ury Es­capes, he knew he would be men­tored by a younger gen­er­a­tion.

He has worked as a teacher, prin­ci­pal and se­nior ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer so was com­fort­able work­ing with all ages.

“In teach­ing, I was in­spired by kids ev­ery day,” he says. “(At Lux­ury Es­capes) I am deal­ing with young pro­fes­sion­als and (I ac­cept) any in­spi­ra­tion they can give me.”

Cos­grove, 64, re­cently started writ­ing travel blogs, with some of his work pub­lished on Starts at 60.

He ap­plied for the in­tern­ship with hope of gain­ing skills in this area. From day one, he no­ticed a few dif­fer­ences to his past work­places. “I watched the chief ex­ec­u­tive of this amaz­ingly suc­cess­ful busi­ness talk to a bunch of older peo­ple wear­ing his blue jeans and thongs,” he says. “That is some­thing I never ex­pe­ri­enced.”

Lux­ury Es­capes wel­comed 10 se­nior in­terns after be­ing in­spired by the movie The In­tern, which starred Robert De Niro and Anne Hath­away.

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