Today’s guest quit her job to travel the world.

But unlike the common narrative you might have heard from many of the guests on this show, Lauren wasn’t just escaping the mundanity of routine for new experience. She was suffering from frequent anxiety attacks and had just had her heart broken. For a 6-month period, Lauren wouldn’t even go outside. Listen to her share her story and explain the immense value that travel has had on her and the personal exploration she’s discovered simply by embracing the decision to book a one-way flight away from home and live nomadically.

Since then she’s created her own life on the road as the senior writer and editor for two publications, the student travel expert for, and the founder of her own website,, which chronicles her travels, and especially her stories, challenges, and incidents from her adventures.


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I’m a lifelong international traveler, the host of The Travelers podcast, and founder of Holocene, a framework and community for writing the story of your life using travel and creativity.