I’ve always had ADD with people, places and things. I’m a city girl trapped in a wanderer’s world. The more off the beaten path, crazy, never been done before adventure, the better. That’s my jam. And if you’ve never heard of it, that’s my butter.
Growing up, our family vacations alternated between beaches, Vegas and Disney World. It was always great to get away, but never particularly inspiring. I travel to see the world. A meshing of beliefs and customs, travel opens your eyes to things you never knew existed.
I’m a strong proponent of the idea that only experiences can make you richer. Other things I believe in: micro-adventures – you don’t have to go halfway around the globe to do epic shit, food is a luxury worth sparing no expense for, and traveling like a local. Leave each place better for having been there; if that only means telling one other person about it.
Every time I cross something off the bucket list, 10 more items get added. My goal is to visit all 50 states and 50 countries before 50 and I’m little over halfway there. These are my stories from the road and the places I know best. The tales I want to remember, the legacy I want to leave. You’ll quickly learn that I have no filter, which is why my perspective is fresh. And it’s always about the journey, not the destination.
Some people joke that they don’t trust people who don’t drink. I don’t trust people who don’t travel. Without it, your view of the world is infinitely smaller – so get out there. But be warned, it’s the most addictive hobby you can have.
Can’t get enough?
You can also follow my adventures and exploits on iExplore and Travel Mindset, my food column on Denver Westword or check out my personal site, LaurenMonitz.com. Or just Google me, my whole life is floating around the interwebz 🙂