Lauren Schaad

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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Three Days In Athens

Three Days In Athens

| December 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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The Algarve: Driving Southern Portugal

The Algarve: Driving Southern Portugal

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Travel in Lisbon? Top 6 Things to Do

Travel in Lisbon? Top 6 Things to Do

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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How to Pack for a Safari

How to Pack for a Safari

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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The Day Travel Changed Me

The Day Travel Changed Me

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

When traveling abroad, you have to prepare for the unexpected. Here’s how to not let it ruin your trip.

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How to Choose an Awesome Guide

How to Choose an Awesome Guide

| November 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

A great guide can make or break your trip. Adventurer-in-Residence, Lauren Schaad provides some great tips for finding your perfect match.

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

| October 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Contributor Lauren Schaad summited Mt. Kilmajaro in August. Some people claim this 19,341-foot peak is an easy climb. Others say it’s a major physical feat. Lauren recounts her experience.

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Take a Solo Safari in Tanzania

Take a Solo Safari in Tanzania

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Who says you need a partner to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime safari? Contributor, Lauren Schaad describes her experience going solo.

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Why Eat Gluten-Free?

Why Eat Gluten-Free?

| July 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Adventure journalist, Lauren Schaad, explains the difference between Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and why she avoids wheat.

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How To Be a Travel Writer

How To Be a Travel Writer

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Adventure blogger, Lauren Schaad, describes what it takes to go pro.

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