An opportunity to travel with my best friend Raen as presented itself to me. This summer, we will begin a journey west. 2 gals, 1 car, infinite possibilities. We spent last Saturday dreaming up our intentions for the adventure, our visions combining and resonating with each other. We haven’t travelled a long distance with each … More Dreaming up another big road trip
What inspired me to write this post was the moment that my Wild Life chocolate pumpkin-spiced peanut butter jar was taken by the TSA on my way home from California. I had bought it at Food Fight! Grocery (a small vegan grocery store, how epic) in Portland, Oregon at the beginning of a spring break … More Traveler Approved Plant-Based Snacks & Meals To Bring On Flights
Once again, I’m spending this Valentine’s Day here in New England as a single woman. And that’s fine by me!! Though I do love to travel and I have dreamt about where I would want to go with the future love of my life. Before I get into those dreams, let me tell you what I’m … More My Dream Valentine’s Day Vacation Destinations [That Aren’t Paris]
Written by Lauren Have you ever experienced a lull in the middle of one of the four seasons? If you are currently residing at the Western hemisphere, it is the heart of winter, and it is easy to fall susceptible to hibernation mode or a tint of seasonal depression, similar to myself. Let’s be … More How to Embrace the Set Mode of the Season
I’ve followed a few special travelers on YouTube for the past few years, getting to know their values and personalities while watching them grow as humans and as creators. I’d love to share my favorites with you all. I encourage you to give their videos a look because you never know how much you’ll learn, … More My 4 Favorite Travel Vloggers
I knew before coming to Timor that this was a country without recycling programs or even national waste management programs. That said, I wanted to bring with me as little packaged health and beauty products as possible. These are the best things I brought with me! Shampoo Bars If you are already friends with me, … More 5 Must-Have Beauty Products in the Peace Corps
Hello! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about beauty standards, and almost just in time, a favourite actorvist Jameela Jamil called out another beauty company for shaming women about their bodies. So, I thought: yes, this is a sign from the Universe! I started going to gym recently (I know, right, me? writer of this … More It’s Me – I’m the 10
Written by Lauren Greetings from the smallest state in America, ‘lil Rhode Island! I have reassessed what my values are during this transitional period of my life, post-undergrad career, and have just begun some ventures. At the University of Rhode Island, their motto was always the ironic, “Think big, we do!”. Now, living in the … More Mindful Advice for Making Local To Global Impact
Over the past four and a half years, I have uprooted and rerooted so many times that I’ve lost track. I’ve lived in many homes, slept on friends’ floors, jumped from hostel to hostel while abroad, lived in my car… and I’ve had a great time. I’ve learned about what belongings mean the most to … More Traveling is great, but is establishing a homebase more important?
I took a little break from writing on here because, let’s be honest… Life in Peace Corps is tough. I’ve been meaning to write more on mental health and taking care of yourself, but being in the deepest of ruts, I couldn’t see myself writing anything worth the read. However, I have recovered quite a … More You’re Resilient, Babe!