Hi, I’m Laura. And I’m really glad you’re here.

Roam + Go Lightly was born in 2014 out of a simple travel diary to keep in touch with my family while I explored the greater half of Europe. After returning stateside, I decided to keep Roam + Go Lightly as my journal, the place where I shared my daily keepings while I adventured around home and abroad.

While I don’t adventure full-time (it’s more like 1/4 of the time), Roam + Go Lightly is my creative space where I share my heart’s truest loves: travel writing, researching cultural traditions around the world, exploring “the heart” of travel, creative exploration ideas, city guides, tips and tricks, and musings from life on the road and at home.

With a deep love for culture, history and the arts - my dream is to illustrate the world’s cultural nuances. I want to write this world a love letter.. and it’s my dream to be sent around the globe to encapsulate its beauty and mystery.

When I’m not blogging here, you can find working on many freelance travel, food and culture pieces, discovering new music, devouring pizza and watching every true crime show imaginable.


If you’re wondering what the heck
“Roam + Go Lightly” means…

What started as a play on words for a trip to Rome (…get it?!) plus my favorite fictional character at the time (Holly Golightly) has a taken on a whole new meaning.

Now, I embrace the mindset of “explore this world freely, and do so with curiosity and an open spirit.”

That being said, I still live by Holly Golighty’s lyrics to Moon River - “there’s such a lot of world to see.”