Growing up with two parents in the military, Lauren should have received a passport instead of a birth certificate. She’s now on her own journey, writing in China and traveling as frequently as possible. She enjoys photographing the world from a distance, is always on the hunt for the next great outdoor adventure, and loves cozy coffee shops, rooftops and cereal. She also has a knack for misplacing things (including herself!), which leads to some pretty hilarious stories.
Originally, I intended this site to be a hub for all of my past journalism projects. An easy way to find not only articles I’ve written, but several videos I’ve shot and edited, as well.
Agreeing to a New Year’s Resolution of taking one photo a day and blogging about it, thehoghiehub transformed into more of a daily blog about, well, life in general.
Since graduating in May of 2010, I realized that more than anything, I wanted to travel.
A little waiting and a lot of internet searches later, I postponed my journalism career to teach English in Wenzhou, China, a place that is rarely mentioned online. Two weeks in and I already had an infatuated Chinese boy following me, almost lost my wallet with everything in it and was being transported (for visa purposes) to a city that was sitting on a temperature of -4 degrees. Not to mention I was trying to learn how to ‘teach English,’ something I’d never actively done before. To say I had no idea what I was getting myself into is quite an understatement.
Soon enough, I’d adapted to my new surrounding and as I did, so did my blog. Since moving to the Middle Kingdom, Thehoghiehub is now more or less a ‘travel blog,’ or rather a blog filled with my stories and tips from traveling. As I continue my journey into the unknown (at least for me), I invite you to follow along while I learn, grow and discover not only myself, but the rest of the world.
Follow your heart; it will lead you to happiness.