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I’ve always had a passion for travel. From childhood summer vacations visiting U.S. national parks to college study abroad experiences in Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador, I caught the travel bug early in life and haven’t been able to stop. After college, graduate school, and five years of work, I decided to leave the working world behind for a year-long round-the-work (RTW) trip that led me to Amman, Jordan, where I’m currently living as an expat. While I have a permanent base in Amman, I’m still traveling the world and sharing my stories from the road as often as I can. So far, I’ve visited 36 countries…and counting!

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    Discovering a Different Amman

    This week marks two months that I’ve been in Jordan.  In some ways, it’s hard to believe that two months have already flown by.  However, after not having a place to…

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    Knowing that You Have to Go

    Last summer, when my husband Craig and I announced our round-the-world (RTW) trip, people thought that we were crazy.  After letting our family and friends know about our plans, we got a lot…

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    Where in the World is Foreign Loren?

    For the past month, the blog has been pretty quiet.  For those of you who don’t also follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may not have heard from me at…

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    A Day in the Life of Foreign Loren!

    People often ask what it is like to be a full-time traveler.  And, there is no easy way to answer.  Every day is different. Some days I get to see amazing…

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    7 Lessons from 7 Months on the Road

    After 7 months and 10 days of travel, I arrived back to the U.S. on March 10th for a few weeks.  My brother-in-law got married so I headed stateside to celebrate,…