The voice had whispered to her, “Courage, dear heart.” ~ C.S. Lewis

Hi, I'm Laura!

My mission is to inspire others to step out in courage and live the life that they want to live.

My first moment of true courage was in 2012, when I spent six weeks in Mexico studying abroad. I was terrified to leave my husband and home for that long, but I made a decision that day: I would not let fear keep me from living my life. I would have courage, no matter the circumstances. With this experience, my confidence and courage grew along with my love for travel. I met so many amazing people and saw so many places that I never would have seen if I had been too scared. When I worry, I am reminded of a C.S. Lewis quote.

Our Story

In the fall of 2016, I took my next step in courage, as we decided to step out in faith and move to the other side of the world. I currently live in Japan with my family of four and teach full time. I wanted to take full advantage of the amazing opportunity to live in this beautiful country! I travel on a budget on holidays and weekends, and then share my travels with members of the amazing travel community, just like you. I love reading comments and emails, so please reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to talk!