About Me

Hi there! My name is Laura and I’m a 20-something native of Minnesota, USA. If you know anything about Minnesotans besides that we’re notoriously “nice” or have warm enough blood to survive -50F temps in the winter, it’s that most of us love our state and aren’t afraid to show our pride. As much as that’s true for me (the Land of 10,000 Lakes will forever be considered my home), I’ve always dreamed of going abroad (and leaving behind those frigid winters…)

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Annual girl’s canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), northern Minnesota

I’m not the most experienced traveler in the world, but I have developed a passion for long-term, mindful travel. My journey started in 2014 with 10-months of study abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico. I had a súper chido experience, and as the story usually goes, left the country wanting more.

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Semana Santa in Chiapas, México

Since then–and since slowly falling in love with teaching English–I’ve made it my goal to spend the next few years of my life abroad, learning how to become a better teacher, practicing my Spanish, immersing myself in new cultures, and enjoying a life of travel and adventure while I can.

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A public bonfire in my college town of Morris, MN to foment stronger ties between the Latino and non-Latino community members (featuring some of my ESL students)!

During my last year of college, I applied for a Fulbright grant and was accepted as an English Teaching Assistant at a university in Bogotá, Colombia. And just like Mexico, this opportunity couldn’t have been more chévere. 

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Cali, Colombia: Salsa capital of the world (the dance, not the delicious sauce)

Join me on my current journey around Latin America, one paso at a time.

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