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Lauren Haas

I'm Lauren, the founder of Indie Travel Guru. I'm living proof that a life of travel and adventure is available to anyone who wants it. At 40, I was a single mom with no passport, a poverty-level income, and big dreams. At 48, I started traveling the world with everything I own in a backpack. That was in 2013, and I'm still going strong!

Where Can Americans Travel Now?

Where can Americans travel during the pandemic? Much of the world is closed to U.S. passports at the moment — and of course we need to carefully consider the decision to travel, and the impact it can have. (I’ve postponed all my Women’s Adventure Tours indefinitely.) But there are valid reasons to roam outside our borders, like connecting with relatives who can’t enter the States.

If you’re determined to travel at this time, where can you go?

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How I tried to lose weight and learned to love my curves instead

My early summer was fun, chaotic, and action-packed, with two Women’s Adventure groups in Indonesia plus more flights and changes of lodging than I usually have in a year. So I set myself up with an entire month of solitude afterward, and I decided to make that month a fitness retreat for myself, with a strong focus on weight loss.

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