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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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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Top 15 Dos & Don’ts for Cozumel, Mexico

Top 15 Dos & Don’ts for Cozumel, Mexico

[ 0 ] January 23, 2014 |

            1. Rent a scooter to tour the reef side & the ‘wild side’ of the island:  Drive it around the road that encircles the island so you see both the reef-side (the inhabited eastern side) and the ‘wild side’ (the western side of the island that faces the ocean […]

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Chicago ‘Groceries Plus:’ Groce-restau-bars

Chicago ‘Groceries Plus:’ Groce-restau-bars

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013 |

Prior to moving to Chicago, I never considered going to the grocery a social event or outing. To me, groceries consisted of stores like Meijer, Giant Eagle or Kroger, where you park, grab a cart, buy a bunch of items to take home and leave. This all changed roughly two years ago, when I was first introduced […]

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