Lauren Schaad is a Boston-based adventurer who dreams of hosting her own travel show. She has a passion for climbing tall, inanimate objects and encourages others to live their most adventurous life. In her recent documentary short, she explores her own limits on an ice climbing excursion, and shares the real reasons for traveling as far as she does.
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Bad travel advice is rare. Travelers are open and adventurous types, with countless suggestions of off-the-beaten-path locales, such as museums not frequented even by locals. However, several folks have mentioned to me over the years that there’s little more to Athens than the Acropolis. Those people should be slapped. I was fortunate to connect with […]
With its sandy beaches, mystical castle towns, and seafaring culture, the Algarve is one of the most historically rich regions of the Iberian Peninsula. Located in southern Portugal and highly accessible to holiday revelers, the Algarve is a prime tourist destination in the summer. However, exploring the region in the off-season offers the same stunning […]
If you want to travel to a destination with old-world charm, that’s manageable yet exotic, look no further than Lisbon. One of the oldest cities in the world and set on the banks of the river Tagus, Lisbon is a stunning Mediterranean destination boasting one of the warmest winters anywhere. Family-friendly and sophisticated, options for […]
Traveling is a thrilling experience. However, dragging heavy baggage through the airport can be a real pain. Many travelers express frustration regarding what and how much to pack. This is entirely understandable. However, there should be less emphasis on what to bring, and more emphasis on being—fully and presently—at your destination. After months of preparation […]