Author(s): Lauren Juliff
I had no life experience, zero common sense and had never eaten rice. I suffered from debilitating anxiety, was battling an eating disorder and had just had my heart broken. I hoped by leaving to travel the world I would be able to heal myself. Instead, Lauren's travels were full of bad luck and near-death experiences. Over the space of a year, she was scammed and assaulted; lost teeth and swallowed a cockroach. She fell into leech-infested rice paddies, was caught up in a tsunami, had the brakes of her motorbike fail and experienced a very unhappy ending during a massage in Thailand. It was just as she was about to give up on travel when she stumbled across a handsome New Zealander with a love of challenges...
Lauren Juliff is a full-time traveller, professional travel blogger and freelance writer. As well as running Never Ending Footsteps, she also writes for About.com and Hipmunk and has been featured in Cosmopolitan and on BBC Local radio. Lauren has visited over 50 countries across five continents and is still searching for a place to call home.