Hey, I'm Lora!

Welcome to your resource for planning life changing solo trips, and finding amazing adventures all around the world.

Whether you want to maximize your paid time off, take a sabbatical from work, or leave it all behind for a life of adventure, I’m here to help.

I’ve done it all, and you can too.

My story

Where I'm From

I was raised on a giant rock in the Atlantic Ocean (Newfoundland!) Growing up in the midst of nature, I spent a lot of time exploring the outdoors and going on adventures. But while I was growing up, I always yearned to go somewhere else. I would print out maps and plan my adventures to faraway lands.

looking over the cliffs of Newfoundland, Canada
Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Moving Abroad

When I was 19, I decided to move to Dublin, Ireland on a working holiday, where I would take my first backpacking trip across Europe. 

That trip changed me forever. It opened my eyes to the endless adventures there are in this world, and started n addiction I’ve yet to find a cure for (and hope I never do)!

What is real life, anyway?

After graduating, I began working full-time and building my career – you know, that “normal” thing were told we HAVE to do .

I took many short trips abroad, which would help fulfill my desire for adventure, but I always wanted to go for longer. I had a dream that I wanted to travel for a year by myself, but it just never felt like the “right” time to go.

walk the railway tracks as a thing to do in Ella

Finding beauty in loss

Then, after the sudden loss of my dad followed by a terrible breakup, I was feeling more lost then I had ever been in my life. My world had been ripped apart, and I had nothing to latch on too. But, it also presented itself as an opportunity to go.

I knew at that point I had nothing holding me back from travel, so I packed away my belongings and left to pursue my dream of traveling the world full-time and starting this travel blog.

One year around the world

I started my journey in Guatemala and backpacked from there to the bottom of South America where I fulfilled my childhood dream of walking among penguins. I spent the summer exploring my own backyard by taking a train across Canada, and then hopped on a plane to Asia where I traveled through Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, and Nepal, and the Philippines.

Traveling healed me, but it also changed me.

lora with penguins in ushuaia argentina
Hunza Valley Pakistan

The road is my home now

After I got back from that trip and tried to return to “real life”, nothing felt the same. Work felt more meaningless than it it did before I left, and all I could think about was being on the road again.

So I quit my job, packed up my stuff, and made a commitment to myself that no matter what it takes, I would keep traveling the world. Since then, I’ve hiked the mountains of Pakistan, soared through the air in Turkey in a hot air balloon, worked on a conversation project studying wildlife in Malawi, and the adventure is just beginning.

My journey is endless, and I want to help you do the same thing.

How this blog can help you

I’ve traveled to over 55 across countries across six continents, and I want to share all the knowledge I’ve learnt along the way.

I was once just a girl sitting behind her computer wishing I was traveling the world. I spent hours researching and reading everything I could find to make my dreams a reality. Now I want to help make yours come to life too.

Whether you want a weekend getaway, to maximize your two-week vacation, take a sabbatical or gap year to do some soul-searching, or leave it all behind for the road – I’ve got you covered.

On the blog, I post every week with detailed itineraries, inspirational posts, how-tos, travel tips, and all kinds of info about countries in every continent in the world (except for Antarctica, but hopefully that won’t be the case for long)!

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Blog Values

I am passionate about ecotourism and responsible tourism. The reason I travel to many destinations is due to the natural resources and environment that makes them special. I want to minimize my impact on those places and ensure they remain the same for future travellers to enjoy.

When I promote a company on this website, it’s because I believe their values align with mine and that they only engage in ethical practices. I want to make it as easy as possible for you to be a responsible traveler, so you can always be sure the companies I recommend are helping the planet, rather than harming it.

 

Hanging out with giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands

I can promise you the world isn’t as scary as the media makes it out to be. In fact, it’s a very lovely place. The kindness of strangers that I have received all around the world has warmed my heart and shown me that no matter where you go, you can always find a home.

So please, make yourself at home here. I’d love to offer you a cup of tea, but I’m still working on a plug-in for that. In the meantime, head over here for adventures to inspire your next trip.

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