Lauren’s Travel Blog: The Soul of a Journey
Counting down: One week to go
My flight leaves in 7 days, 21 hours. The past two days were the longest of my life.
Things are changing, rapidly. I’ve sold most of my dance costumes now, and performed my final show as...
Karma and leaps of faith
What I am: A full-time bellydance/yoga teacher and part-time writer, tethered to the Illinois town of her birth...
How I made this happen (hint: it wasn’t luck!)
When I tell people that I’m finally heading out of the country after 10 years of working toward...
My first apartment!
I’m so looking forward to a week in an idyllic hostel with my son… but I can’t continue...
It is decided
Just moments ago, I booked my flight out of the country to begin my nomadic life. I have...
Other people’s happiness
I recently had the strange, spiritually-resonant experience of hearing the exact same sentence from the mouths of at...
Travel and the (single?) girl
When my plan to leave the country was first hatched, ten years ago, I was staying in a...
Unbundling: The beginning
What is it like to try to get rid of EVERYTHING you own? Well, it’s daunting. Utterly overwhelming....
Knowing your heart
On a first date I once listened to a man — who defines himself as a competitive, serious...