Tag: Siberian Huskies

back to the first stop

“Sooooo out of everywhere you’ve been, all those amazing places…you want to go back to Finland? Really?” At first I took a sort of confused offense. Uhhhh, yes? This is surprising because…? But if you take a step out of my mind (where everyone…

time flies, but to where?

Usvatanssin Kennel is the kind of place you find yourself thinking about long after you’ve left, the kind of place you come back to. It’s the kind of place you want to tell your friends and family about, but struggle to find the right…

Usvatanssin Kennel

I recognized the doubt rooted deep in Charlotte’s eyes as I answered her question. I knew that look well; it had been plastered all over my face just three short weeks earlier. “There are so many of them. How do you remember all of the…

the money tree & the ticking clock

The First of April, the Day of Fools, triggered my external Travel Clock. I can barely hear the T-Clock ticking right now, but I’m aware of its existence out there, somewhere, slowly tocking, currently muffled by the thick, plush safety blanket made of cash-money. It’s…

Korvalan Kestikievari

When you buy a one way ticket to anywhere on the premise of working for a family business in exchange for room and board, you are taking a gamble of sorts. What if you don’t get along with the other volunteers? Or hate the…

hello from the top of the world, arctic lapland

Seven days ago, a tornado ripped through Life As I Know It, shook things up in a snow globe fashion, and dropped me and a backpack overstuffed (like, really overstuffed) with Life Part Deux in Arctic Lapland. I’ve completed the Quit Your Day Job…

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