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Sep 29, 2010
Oct 13, 2008
Citizen of:United States
Languages Spoken:English, Spanish
Travel Style:Shoe-string, Budget
Interests:Culture, Getting Off The Beaten Track Even In The Most Touristy Places, History Appreciation, Language Learning, Living Abroad, Natural Wonders, Photography, Sight Seeing, Trying Unique Foods, Wildlife Watching
Travel Status:Saving up to travel
I travel because:I have incurable itchy feet
Perfect meal:if it doesn't have meat, I'll eat it!
Never travel without:my camera, a journal, and an open mind
I wish they invented:a sort of calculator that would spit out whatever amount of money in whatever currency I needed so I would never have to stop traveling!
Last thing I broke:my bank account....now I'm saving up to do it all over again:)
The thing I always forget:enough memory cards....I'm a bit picture happy
Travel inconveniences I could do without:mosquitoes, bed bugs, midges, and other creepy crawlers that love to bite me....I seem to be a magnet for insect bites.
When not traveling I'm:working random jobs in order to save money to fund my next adventure
I graduated university back in Aug 2007 with a degree in English/writing, and I have absolutely no idea what I want to do with my newly earned college education. I used to fear the unknown, but I have learned to embrace it. I don’t really know what I want to do with my life, but I’m ok with that. I know my passions, and I am beginning to figure out my strengths and weakness so I figure the rest will eventually fall into place. My number one passion—being thrown out of everything I know while exploring, living, breathing, eating, and just being in another culture. I have incurably itchy feet that started when I was a little girl. Though I never actually left the country until I was a teenager, my grandparents owned a travel agency so I grew up traveling with them through their pictures and stories. I credit them for giving me my travelitis, as I like to call it :) I’ve spent a week in sunny Fiji, a month in Australia visiting relatives, and studied abroad in Stirling, Scotland for a semester. While in Scotland I was able to visit much of Western Europe. I also had the opportunity of a lifetime when I traveled to Antarctica, Argentina, and Chile for a literature class with my university, and took a Spanish course abroad in Leon, Spain where I lived with a host family. My case of travelitis is quite serious, and I have the loans to prove it ;) This brings me to the present. I am currently living back in my hometown in Montana saving for my next big adventure—volunteering abroad. In August, I am off to Eastern Europe for a few weeks before heading to Bangalore, India were I will be volunteering at an amazing school for three months. I'll then spend the month of December exploring Northern India. Can't wait:)
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Laura has been to 215 cities and 22 countries and counting...
Worldly: is a scout
Danger: flirts with danger
Roughing it: is happy with a roof and running water
Shrewdness: is immune to thieves and outbargain touts
Off the beaten track: occasionally strays off track
Depth of Knowledge: has written a book's worth
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