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!
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.Read More »How I tried to lose weight and learned to love my curves instead
In May and June, I hosted two Indonesia trips, and they were so fantastic I think I will do it again someday.Read More »Photos: 2019 Indonesia trips, with Java, Bali & Borneo
Earlier this year, Indie Travel Guru adopted a giraffe named Winky Wonk. We don’t support him alone, he has a whole collection of adoptive “parents,” but we are helping.
Have you ever tried to make a healthy breakfast in a kitchen with no stove or oven? This is one of my favorite solutions — high in protein, only about 150 calories, tasty, and satisfying.Read More »Poached eggs with greens – in the microwave