Author Archive: Lauren Fellure

Lauren has come a long way from her childhood in a farming village in Ohio – well, technically she only moved 6 hours away to Chicago. In the meantime, though, Lauren has pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong and traveled to various countries in between. The idea for TravelSages came to her as she and her mother were traveling throughout Greece in the summer of 2013. Since then, she and her Co-Founders have grown and improved the idea and put together a phenomenal team of writers, designers and developers. Her day job is in software, and she has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She even named her house-trained pet rabbit “Nightman” in honor of the show.

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Asheville NC – Must Try Brews and Breweries

Asheville NC – Must Try Brews and Breweries

[ 0 ] February 23, 2018 |

Asheville was the first stop on our truck camping adventure – and it was so awesome that it was nearly the last! We checked out as many breweries as we could, and diligently noted our favorite craft beers. Below is my compilation of ‘must try’ breweries and beers in this great city. Note – My […]

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Florida Keys – How to Camp for Cheap or Free

Florida Keys – How to Camp for Cheap or Free

[ 0 ] February 22, 2018 |

This post is part of the truck camping series that follows Lauren Fellure and Patrick Holt’s journey around North America in a truck camper. For more background on what they’re doing, check out this article.  One of my top goals for the first leg of our truck camping journey was to get scuba certified so […]

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Truck Camping – The Life of a Digital Nomad

Truck Camping – The Life of a Digital Nomad

[ 0 ] January 14, 2018 |

How I downsized my life to the size of a truck camper. Remember Chris Farley’s ‘Living in a van down by the river‘ skit? As a kid, I loved this and the iconic ‘Shitter’s Full‘ line from Christmas Vacation. I always thought these were absurd scenarios one would never hope to be in. Fast-forward 15 […]

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36 Hours Backcountry Camping in Death Valley

36 Hours Backcountry Camping in Death Valley

[ 0 ] April 15, 2017 |

Death Valley – the lowest, driest, and hottest place in the western hemisphere – is quite possibly the most diverse yet intense landscape I’ve ever encountered. Recently, we were able to spend 36 hours backpacking and truck camping in it, and it was one of the best 36-hour periods of my life. Below is the […]

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Ultimate Guide to St. John’s National Park Snorkeling

Ultimate Guide to St. John’s National Park Snorkeling

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017 |

With more than 60% of its land area comprised of a national park, St. John’s allows you to be far away from civilization, while still being right beside it. The snorkeling is pristine and easily accessible from nearly every beach, the hiking is both strenuous and beautiful, and the beaches are flawless. We spent roughly 3.5 […]

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10 Days in Greece | Top Sites in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

10 Days in Greece | Top Sites in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

[ 0 ] February 12, 2017 |

A few years ago, I determined that it was time my mom saw Europe, and that I was going to take her there as a gift. I spent months deliberating where to go for her first European adventure. Ultimately, I decided on Greece due to its unique mix of history, architecture, culture, mediterranean coastline, and (of course) […]

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Tramper Chronicles | Finding the Perfect Truck Camper

Tramper Chronicles | Finding the Perfect Truck Camper

[ 0 ] November 14, 2016 |

As a rite of passage for transitioning from your 20s and into your 30s, you start re-evaluating your life and planning for your future. This leads most people to settle down, buy houses, invest assets, and plan for a family. If you’re Patrick and me, it leads you toward the decision to turn your Tacoma into a truck […]

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The Best Beach in Hong Kong | Tai Long Wan

The Best Beach in Hong Kong | Tai Long Wan

[ 1 ] November 2, 2016 |

I spent the summer of 2008 working in Hong Kong. It was one of the most wild, strange, and dream-like experiences of my life. Hong Kong is a grand juxtaposition – Avatar-worthy tropical scenery, paired with New York’s financial center, and Amsterdam’s nightlife. Abject poverty intermixed with the most exorbitant wealth I’ve seen. When I wasn’t recovering […]

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9 Days of Backpacking the Utah & Arizona Slot Canyons

9 Days of Backpacking the Utah & Arizona Slot Canyons

[ 2 ] September 30, 2016 |

If you’re into space travel, you can experience the next best thing by hopping on a plane to Vegas, renting an SUV, and booking it around Utah / Arizona / Nevada.  My boyfriend and I planned a 9 day backpacking trek that covered 1200 miles of slot canyons and red mountains through this area.  It […]

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Chicago’s Top Arcade & Board Game Bars

Chicago’s Top Arcade & Board Game Bars

[ 0 ] February 11, 2014 |

There’s nothing I love more than a bar with games.  It doesn’t even have to be a barcade – just give me a machine with nudey Photohunt and I’m happy!  For the other bar game lovers out there, I’ve compiled a list and some commentary on the best game bars in Chicago.  Happy playing! Board […]

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