- Creative & Cultural Travel,
- Solo Female Travel,
- Boutique Hotels,
- US National Parks,
- Road Trips
An aspiring full-time traveler in constant search of creativity, connection and cultural experiences across the globe.
IAH for international and HOU for domestic.
My travel style
As a traveler, I seek to explore and celebrate cultures and people through creative experiences across the globe. I strive to journey beyond the popular places to discover a more authentic and genuine connection to a country by collaborating with local creatives and businesses showcasing their heritage through creative forms like art, design, craft and culinary. I am passionate about helping others travel boldly by connecting travelers to more soulful and authentic experiences.
El Rey Court
Just off Route 66, stay at this classic adobe inn for the seasonal pool scene and stellar live music line up.
Nayara Tented Camps
Spectacular safari-style tents with private plunge pools, perched hilltop overlooking Arenal Volcano.
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily a la carte Breakfast for two guests per bedroom
$100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit utilized during stay
Hotel Saint George
Marfa institution with a locals’ vibe and a stellar art collection in all minimalist 55 rooms, the lively French restaurant, and beloved indie bookstore.
$50 hotel / resort credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.
Recently returned from:
Experiencing rich culture, crafts and coffee in Vietnam.
Café hopping in Thailand.
Chasing waterfalls in Costa Rica.
Road-tripping solo through Slovenia.
Watching hot air balloons take flight at sunrise in Türkiye.
Discovering the art of a traditional tea ceremony in Japan.
Getting lost in the medinas of Morocco.
Connecting to my heritage in Norway.
One thing I can't travel without...
Two truths, one lie:
I once ran into a friend who lives in Bolivia at a street market in Russia.
I spent a week in Chiang Mai, Thailand learning how to weave using a traditional Karen backstrap loom.
I frequently spent my weekends in college traveling to new cities and car camping.
Get in touch with Laurel
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