Igor Travels Abroad

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."

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Igor Travels Abroad is back and new travels begin!

Hello everyone!

Sorry to leave you the past couple of years! I actually forgot about blogging but wanted to pick it back up. I will resume my blog though starting today because I have exciting and new adventures coming up that I want to share with you 🙂

First things first, a quick recap of what has been going on. After CBYX, I returned home to the states and finished high school. I then went off to college and did a professional internship in Germany and came back. Now, I am taking off to living my new life in Switzerland!

I think it’s important to say, I don’t want to make this blog completely about me but for you to also get some value out of it. Maybe it will inspire you to travel, to see something new or to embark on a new chapter of your life. Maybe you’re a previous CBYX applicant who needs some help applying? Who knows?! Whatever the case may be, thank you for stopping by and letting me share my adventure with you! And if you’re my friends or family or family-friends, I’m so happy to be able to keep you in the loop of what is going on in my life!

My journey will begin next week as I will depart to beginning my studies at SHMS Caux, a hotel management school located at the Swiss Alps on Lake Geneva. My combinations of passion for business, travel, languages, hospitality, luxury, cooking and more have brought me here.

Throughout the next half of a year, I will be sharing this trip with you. From imagery of Switzerland and Europe to some updates about what is going on, I sincerely hope you will enjoy it. Now, I am off to pack my bags and get ready, for next Thursday at 4PM is departure time. I will leave you with a quote.

“Live with intention.

Walk to the edge.

Listen hard.

Practice wellness.

Play with abandon.

Laugh. Choose with no regret.

Continue to learn.

Appreciate your friends.

Do what you love.

Live as if this is all there is.”



And with that being said, have a fantastic day!

Talk soon,

Igor Miller








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A New Seat at the Table

This used to be our expression at my host-family in Germany, “We lay a new table cover at the table.”

On Saturday, we will be too, welcoming Marc, a new member of our family! He is with the same program as I attended last-year, but coming from Germany to the USA.

I think, personally, it will be interesting to see what my host-family experienced in person and just a great way to be able to meet new, incredible people and open our home to them.


I will be blogging as well as Marc this year about our experiences and what we see. I think it will be like the exchange year all over again and I am really excited! We will see 🙂


We can’t wait to meet him at the airport!


Also, stay tuned for updates on the e-commerce website coming up at the end of the month! I hope your excited as I am!


I will be offering a free raffle picture giveaway. In order to be eligible, you need to complete a purchase of a piece of art on the site (the money will be going toward a travel fundraiser) and your name will be automatically entered for the raffle. Check out the post here to see what it’s all about!



As always, all the best and thanks for reading! It’s incredible how many new things can happen in just a year. Yesterday, last year, was the day I first arrived in Germany :’) And it will always hold a place in my heart and one of my “homes”.


Home is where family is…. What does home stand for to you? Tell us below 🙂 Everyone has a story.



To You,



PS: And again happy b-day to my Host-Grandma! And Condolences to the Robin Williams’ family for their loss.






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Become a Host Family in North Carolina, or another state… we are.

Are you interested in culture or travel? What if I told you that you could experience a culture and stay at home? That’s right!


In North Carolina (even other states), CIEE is in need of host families, ordinary people like you and me, who would like to impact someone’s life or get to know a new culture and open their doors to the world to a privileged child.


Did you know we will be hosting a Congress Bundestag kid this year, from Germany? Oops, that was a surprise :O


If your even the slightest bit interested or think, hey that’s a cool idea, let CIEE know. It will impact your life and most certainly for the better. And they will be happy to assist you with any questions or concern you might have 😉


If your interested, please complete the form below and I will forward all the emails to the CIEE Coordinator, Ms. Stanley.

As I said, if your slightly interested, just send an email. You cannot even begin to believe how incredible this would be for you and your kids or other members.


I know my host-family in Germany thought it was definitely an experience of a lifetime. My host mom even applied as a local coordinator in Germany and said she would host other students again.


I’m telling you, it will be an awesome experience.. Just send an email below.


Have a great day,