6 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

  Nothing makes my heart flutter more than making a difference . However, I've gotten woke to a trend in the travel community - paid volunteer opportunities. Full disclosure: I am 100% guilty of this. And I'm not alone. During my freshman year of college, I spent over $2000 to build bathrooms, water storage facilities, and … Continue reading 6 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

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Immigration Status Update | 6+ Months In

*deep exhale* Wow, this is not a fun post to write, but nonetheless, it's important. Jonas spoke with MigrationSverket (the Swedish immigration office) today, and we got some news. Before I get to that, here is an overview of the process so far. July 2016 I fill out the online Residence Permit application. This includes … Continue reading Immigration Status Update | 6+ Months In

The One Decision You Can Make That Will Change Your Abroad Experience

Making the decision to study, live, or visit another country for a significant amount of time is a courageous one. Before I left for 8 months of study in Spain and Portugal, my dad watched Taken and never fully recovered. Obviously, international crime rings are not typically a part of someone's experience abroad, but there … Continue reading The One Decision You Can Make That Will Change Your Abroad Experience

Miracle of Miracles: ICEHOTEL Will Be Open 365 Days a Year

If you've ever been on any travel website/Pinterest board, you've seen a picture of the ICEHOTEL in  Jukkasjärvi, Sweden (20 minutes from Kiruna). As a refresher, ICEHOTEL is a luxurious hotel made out of -you guessed it- ice 130 miles of the Arctic Circle. Source While this hotel is breathtaking and absolutely bucket list material, … Continue reading Miracle of Miracles: ICEHOTEL Will Be Open 365 Days a Year