3:10 to Amalfi

It’s never the things that you expect to be most meaningful that actually hold the most meaning. It’s not seeing the Mona Lisa or visiting the Phi Phi Islands. It is the 6 hour drive through rural India. The boat ride between islands in Indonesia. The endless wandering through Angkor Wat. The solo bike ride…

How Studying Abroad Changed My Life

“Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow Internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that are compelling enough to enter. It’s McDonald’s being a luxury. It’s the realization that you…

Why the Kakslauttanen Arctic Igloos Are Not Just a Pinterest Phenomenon

Plastered across every Pinterest travel board and wanderlust’s bookmarked webpages are photos of glass igloos with Northern Lights painted above. Titled “The Most Unique Places in the World” and “101 Most Beautiful Places To Visit Before You Die,” the glass igloos in Finland’s Lapland have a lot to live up to. So is it worth it?