Lauren Kroger

Lauren believes in creating unforgettable moments through travel — whether that be through a multi-generational trip to a family’s homeland, interactions with an unfamiliar culture, or simply a newfound love of pistachio gelato. In other words, there is nothing like the feeling of being “homesick” for a place where the language and customs are not yours, but your heart yearns to return all the same.

Lauren’s love of travel began at a young age, during trips with her family. She later spent time living and working as an au pair in Milan before graduating from Saint Anselm College with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She immediately launched a career in journalism, reporting and anchoring the news for nearly five years in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio.

During that time, Lauren continued to explore new countries. She kicked off her marriage to her best friend and travel partner, Ethan, with a honeymoon in Kenya before deciding to turn her first love— travel— into her life’s work. After all, her favorite stories typically begin at the airport!

Favorite Hotels & Resorts:
Giraffe Manor (Nairobi), Hotel Arts Barcelona, Hotel Bristol Vienna, Madinat Jumeirah Resort (Dubai), and The St. Regis Aspen Resort.

Recently Visited:
UAE, Kenya, San Diego, England, Cape Cod, and Torch Lake, Michigan.

Best Adventures:
Climbing Israel’s ancient fortress of Masada in time to catch the sunrise. Experiencing Oktoberfest in Munich. Watching lion cubs play as a newlywed in the Masai Mara. Hearing the Call to Prayer for the first time in Istanbul. Strolling through the gardens at Paris’ Rodin Museum. Taking a biplane onto Kodiak Island for a day of bear-viewing in Alaska. Roaming alleyways in search of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite cacio e pepe trattoria in Rome.

Bucket List:
Seychelles, road-tripping through the Scottish highlands, gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the Inca Trail, Bali, Charleston, South Carolina, the Greek isles, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Maldives.

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