traveler & storyteller || 23 years, 20 countries

Hi! I'm Lauren! I'm a curious little creature who just loves to expLaur. Ha, see what I did there? Feel free to look around and follow my adventures. 

Homes away from home

July 9, 2018

While your friends are off planning their future families and careers, all you seem to plan is your next adventure—alone. But don’t fret; I interviewed Carolyn Crist, an avid traveler and teacher’s assistant for the University of Georgia’s study abroad program, and gat...

November 2, 2017

I love Europe with all my heart — I really do. I usually feel more at peace amongst Europe’s cobblestoned streets and aged storefronts than I do my own backyard. And yet, as much as I hate to admit it, I got a bit homesick while studying abroad.

Yeah, yeah, yeah… it’s n...

July 4, 2017

Happy 4th everyone! 

As I blasted my Hamilton CD a little louder than usual today, I only saw it fit to write an article about this nation’s beautiful capital: Washington D.C.

So if you’re planning a trip up to D.C. and don't want to break the bank,  this one’s for...

July 3, 2017

Did I ever tell you about that one time I basically went on a honeymoon in the Amalfi Coast? 

Only briefly? Hmm, well here--let me fix that. 

Let's begin not in Amalfi but back in Slovenia, where my romantic idea became reality.

I honesty didn't t...

January 8, 2017

Visiting Verona? You may have heard of the charming, little Italian town from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but do you know the city's secrets? Verona is so much more than just a place of star-crossed lovers. How do I know, you ask? It just so happens that I studied...

January 8, 2017

Maybe I’ll start backwards. Why not? There are no rules here, so let’s go expLaur–in reverse. Ready?  All right, here we go:

As I type, the Milan train station is getting farther and farther away, and in turn, Verona is getting closer and closer. The Italian sky ou...

January 8, 2017

What happens when I wander around Lake Garda...

Check out my "Dear Diary" entry to learn more about my adventures through Garda del Riva! 

All photos are mine. © 2016 Lauren Sloan

January 8, 2017

I woke up to the sweet sound of arguing Italians, honking horns, the crashing of the ocean, and a cute boy--what could be better? 

Want to hear more about my spring break abroad in the Amalfi Coast? Stay tuned! Full post coming... eventually :)  

But until...

January 7, 2017

After studying abroad in Prague in 2015, it's only natural I fell in love with the enchanting city. Take a look at some of my favorite shots from my time in the Czech Republic. Check out my "36 Hours in Prague" article for some tips for what to do in the city! 

All phot...

January 7, 2017

All right, show of hands--who has been to Slovenia? Though this place wasn't really on my radar, it should have been. Check out it's incredible beauty from some of my shots from my trip there. 

Also check out my "Dear Diary" entry to learn more details of my trip to Slo...

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For those who know me, it’s no surprise:  I’m a travel bug. It’s both a blessing and a curse– but mostly a blessing.


But a travel bug is only one way to describe me. I’m also a passionate writer and photographer, an ambitious student, dog-lover, and a cake decorator in-training.

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