Lauren’s Travel Blog: The Soul of a Journey
Travel Ethics Meets Colonialism
How can we travel ethically in a world where power balances are so out of whack?
Jogja: Javanese Hospitality
The first time I was in Yogyakarta (aka Jogja), I was struck by how friendly people were. People...
On Bali & Book Writing
I’m still working on bringing the older posts over to this new home with Indie Travel Guru, and...
Sunday afternoon in Quito
Every Sunday in the Historic Center of Quito, the streets are closed to traffic and opened to bicyclists...
Budgeting for Joy
Last night, Craig and I had whiskey-scented lobster with caviar for dinner, while enjoying world-class service and a...
Bogota: How a world-class evening fell into our laps
This morning Craig and I packed up everything we own, slung it on our backs, and caught a...
What’s it like to feel connected?
What a treat for a traveler to sink into a movie theater seat, with a tub of buttery...
Dancing bears and twerking Smurfs
One of the first things Craig and I did when he arrived in Cartagena was go to the...
Estoy con la banda, or Holy crap, how did I get here?
Tonight, Helen’s band played at a wedding at the convention center, and I got to go along as...
Solo travel: Making friends
The single biggest item in the ‘cons’ column when I was deciding whether to travel alone was loneliness....