I have decided to start including links to various charities in my blog posts when it seems fit. Although I doubt I have to explain the benefits of travel to my readers, I do realize that it is tremendously hypocritical of me to include these links on a blog posts about my travels through Europe, and I wanted to address this inconsistency. The reason I have decided to post these links that this blog is my main means of communicating with people who I do not know personally. Although travel is one of my deepest passions, after receiving upwards of 5,000 views on a single post I questioned if the content of the post was what I wanted most to say to the world. If someone gave me a microphone and walked me onto a stage in front of more than 5,000 people and told me to talk about whatever I wanted, the joys of my travels would be the last thing I would discuss. That said, “The College Girl’s Guide to Study Abroad” is a travel blog, will always be a travel blog, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I hope these links will add an extra layer of substance to very first-world posts, and serve as a reminder that we are all interconnected.