I’m Lauren and in 2013 at the age of 27 I quit my job to travel. I was good at saving money and had saved enough to travel for at least a couple of years, but after a jam-packed 9 months I was ready to go home for Christmas with my family. I documented my journey via this blog, and the map below shows all the countries/territories I explored that year.
As you can imagine, the trip was transformative. My whole worldview shifted. I realised I was capable of so much more than I thought, and I was able to gain a different perspective on what’s important. But this can be a problem when you return back to a culture you no longer identify with (or perhaps never really identified with from the start).
My new journey began on January 14th 2017 when I flew out to Guatemala for 8 weeks of Spanish lessons to kick-start a trip around South America! I didn’t blog along the way, but will be updating this site throughout 2018 with my memories and tips from my time in Central and South America.
I named this blog ‘All Things Go’ after one of my favourite songs in the world, a song about a road trip: ‘Chicago’ by Sufjan Stevens, and I thought it evoked a sense of adventure that would be fitting for a travel blog.