Hey there, I’m Laura!

I’m a Columbus, Ohio based pediatric nurse, traveler, and Instagram educator with BIG dreams! I am obsessed with cats, breakfast food, and music festivals!

At the age of 27 I finally made it out of the country to Thailand and my life completely changed. I had finally found my TRUE passion – TRAVEL! It has only been a couple months, but since then I have built this travel blog, learned how to grow an Instagram following from 900 to 10,000 followers in a single month, and monetize my account! I now help others grow profitable Instagram pages that allow them to live more and work less!

Today you can find me sleeping in late because I worked night shift last night at the hospital, or planning my next adventure with my photographer and realtor boyfriend, Shane!

I had no idea what true passion was until I discovered it for myself. I am here to encourage you to find your passion! This blog is for those of you who have wanderlust or have always wanted to learn more about Instagram.

“In the world through which I travel I am endlessly creating myself.” 

On my bucket list:

African safari in Tanzania


What I’m reading right now:



Who Inspires Me?

Jenna Kutcher – you HAVE to listen to her Goal Digger Podcast!

Here are five things you might not know about me

1.) I bought my first condo a year ago and turned it into one of the most popular Air Bnb’s in Columbus, OH!

2.) My favorite TV show is Game of Thrones

3.) I have a tattoo on my ribs that says “In your atmosphere” – my favorite song by John Mayer. Call me cheesy but I LOVE IT

4.) I have been to 20 music festivals, my top three favorites being Holy Ship, Electric Forest, and Okeechobee. My goals are to make it to Burning Man and BPM festival in Portugal!

5.) I love lifting at the gym but I am not consistent! I could definitely benefit from a personal trainer or some motivation from fitness babes on Instagram! If you have a great program, fill me in 🙂

Say hi! lniese614@gmail.com or @travel_tothebeat .

Lets share and connect 🙂


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