Travel Advisor

Laurel Utsman


  • Creative & Cultural Travel,
  • Solo Female Travel,
  • Boutique Hotels,
  • Slovenia,
  • Thailand,
  • Vietnam,
  • US National Parks,
  • Road Trips
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Advisor - Laurel Utsman


An aspiring full-time traveler in constant search of creativity, connection and cultural experiences across the globe.

Home airports

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.

Favorite hotels

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.

Dreaming of:

  • 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...

My camera.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I once ran into a friend who lives in Bolivia at a street market in Russia. 

  2. I spent a week in Chiang Mai, Thailand learning how to weave using a traditional Karen backstrap loom. 

  3. I frequently spent my weekends in college traveling to new cities and car camping.

Laurel's guides

Advisor - Laurel Utsman

Travel Advisor

Laurel Utsman

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