latitude: noun. lat·i·tude \ ˈla-tə-ˌtüd , -ˌtyüd \

1) extent or distance from side to side

2) angular distance north or south from the earth’s equator

3) freedom of action or choice 

 

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41.890° N, 12.492° E

My name is Lauren, and I was born restless.

I fell in love with the world back in 2013 as I sat people watching at the oldest café in Rome. Travel is an obsession that has continued to feed on itself within me — the more I see, the more I add to my list. I have never been able to get it under control, and I don’t plan on trying to.

I chose the unconventional path after graduating from university: I sold everything I owned, bought a one-way ticket to Tanzania, and never looked back.

Every one of us has the freedom to make our own choices and our own mistakes. Follow along as I document mine!

 


 

What I’m up to:

On September 21st, I moved to Arusha, Tanzania for a 5-month volunteer placement with Viva TanzaniaPippi House Foundation, Friends in Financial Services (FIF), and the Widows Encouragement & HIV/AIDS Foundation (WEHAF). I am working on various projects for these organizations, largely focused around the empowerment of vulnerable women, microfinance, and entrepreneurship training. If you’d like to learn more about any of these initiatives or get involved yourself, feel free to reach out to me at latitudesoflauren@gmail.com.