About

the blog

A synonym for wandering and wondering.
A curiosity led exploration.
A thought unraveling and finding words for feelings.
A journal entry of sorts.
A deep(er) pursuit for writing.

Storytelling.

the human

Hi, I’m Lauren. I like to spend time outdoors, write, and take photos. For as long as I can remember, nature has been a source of joy and inspiration. I’m filled wonder for almost everything about the natural world. 

I graduated with a degree in Business, and I moved to Europe to complete my Master’s degree. My studies are part of the EU-Sponsored Erasmus Mundus European Masters in Tourism Management drawing focus to sustainable tourism development, environmental economics, and destination management. The program is facilitated by 3 European universities, situated Denmark, Slovenia, and Spain.

Four years ago this blog started as a home for the stories I love sharing to friends and family – to this day the purpose hasn’t changed. Join me on this adventure!

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

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Things I always enjoy

Stargazing
Cloudgazing
Spending time with my sister and family
Hiking long trails
Language(s)
Ocean/sea/lakes
Nature documentaries
Campfires (& smell of campfires)
Japanese curry
John Mayer
Letter-writing
National Geographic magazines

Things I sometimes enjoy 

Yoga
Running
Biking
Surf
Unplugging from social media
Cultural anthropology
Philosophy
Poetry
TED Talks
Behavioural economics

Things I almost never enjoy

Vacuuming
Airport security
Painting my nails
Putting on makeup
Small talk



Travel Series:

“Journey in Zhangjiajie”  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, according to the Chinese proverb. Read the collection of the steps I took in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China.

“Abroad in the Alps”  Travel stories and photos from my time studying abroad in Innsbruck, the capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps.

Personal Writing:

Lessons I’ve learned from traveling

Learning from a community of environmental steward


 

Bookshelf

  • The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Peter Wohlleben
  • This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein
  • Small Is Beautiful – E. F. Schumacher
  • Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire – Wade Davis
  • Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
  • Greenlandic dictionary