In case you hadn’t already guessed, my name is Lauren Pawell. ☺
And I really like to travel.
Scratch that. I LOVE to travel.
By day, I run an online marketing business. In my free time, I feed my full-blown travel addiction.
I’d like to help you do the same…
By putting together some really awesome travel tips + guides for you here on this site.
Here’s the thing:
I’ve traveled quite a bit…for both work and pleasure.
While American by birth, I’m a trilingual (English, Spanish and French) with hot feet. Always fueled by a thirst for adventure, I’ve lived in LA, Boston, Spain, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom and now Denver.
And, in my experience living abroad and traveling…well, I always found that the most memorable experiences were those that weren’t planned…those that took you off the beaten path.
And, on the contrary, the “must-see” tourist spots were often over hyped and not really all that exciting. (Although they were always crowded.)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t see the David when you’re in Florence or that you need to skip the swimming pigs in the Bahamas.
Rather, I believe that by adding in some free time and space to go where the wind blows you (rather than where your concierge or guide book recommends), you’ll often have a more authentic experience.
Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.
– Andrew Zimmern
Because isn’t travel really about seeing new people, new cultures and new ways of doing things?
Instead of just being another tourist in the assembly line of top sights to see?
It’s my hope, that, through this site, I can:
- Share travel tips + recommendations from locals,
- Help you find unexpected destinations to add to your bucket list,
- Inspire you to venture off the beaten path, and
- Connect you to other awesome people who approach travel with a similar philosophy.
So without further ado…
Here’s to the adventure ahead,