Solarium International Hostel: Located in the heart of Fort Collins, Colorado
Sisters Chelsea and Elly Gressman were introduced to a life of travel by their mother, Sally Thoms at an early age. They quickly learned that the best education is found by exploring the world, immersion in other cultures and welcoming new adventures. At the age of 19, Chelsea took off for Hawaii and stayed at her very first hostel, which sparked her desire to travel. Eventually, she headed to Australia and found herself in Africa in 2009. It wasn’t long before Elly followed suit and together, they embarked on one of the most important trips of their lives.
“Traveling has shaped and changed me in so many ways,” Elly says, “Things that mattered once no longer do and my idea of life and what it is about has completely changed. I feel a real sense of calmness and gratitude in my life and for the things I have.”