The bohemian face behind What About Her would be me, Laura Coolen, 29 years young. Content creator, free spirit and traveller by heart. I have lived abroad for four times and keep on exploring the world intensely. I’m philosophical, romantic, versatile, travel and life lover, enthusiastic, spontaneously with a capital S and adventurous: when not abroad I’ll find adventure on the street corner. I love discovering new places, my backpack, poetry, good food, bottles of wine, life and everything with a fur (alive).
With my bachelor of business management I lived and worked as hotel manager around the world for ages, but in the end I chose to follow my dreams. I’m always busy traveling, writing, spotting, photographing, inspiring and together with my partner (who is a professional filmmaker) I create destination videos. Besides that I own a content- and communication agency, Cloudshaped.
“Writing means having time for thoughts and experiences. Time for telling stories. After traveling and writing my thoughts are empty and my heart is overwhelmed.”
Instead of having a proverbial backpack full of life experiences, I own a whole suitcase. I‘m overambitious and I want to go there where I can use my creativity and intelligence. I want to gain energy from what I am doing. I’m extremely demanding to myself. I think that is the reason that I am good at the things I’ve done so far. At some exceptions, because they were not close to my heart. And I think that heart is most important.
I travel to special places, scribble words on my heart and from there I am working on travel stories that inspire. In addition, I am a photographer and use images to capture your imagination. I am a storyteller. I am grateful to our fascinating Earth and I’d like to share all that she has to offer. I share experiences, beautiful places and beautiful things and in addition, I share personal stories. I tell stories about the world with emotion – and that is my niche. I simply want to inspire to do the same: discover. In any way. Catch your own dreams. The world is made for dreamers.
Where have I been?
Andorra – America – Aruba – Austria – Bali – Barbados – Belgium – Belize –
Bohol – Canada – Cambodia – Cebu – Crete – Curaçao – Czech Republic
Germany – England – Finland – Formentera – France
Gili Trawangan – Gili Meno – Gili Air
Gran Canaria – Greece – Hungary – Iceland –
India – Indonesia – Italy – Jordan – Laos – Lapland – Lesotho
Luxembourg – Malaysia – Morocco – Nepal –
Palawan – Poland – Namibia – Northern Ireland – The Netherlands – The Gambia –
The Philippines – Romania – Santorini – Scotland – Singapore – Spain –
Sumatra – Taiwan – Tenerife – Thailand – Turkey – South Africa –
Switzerland – Zakynthos.
In 2006 , 2007, 2009 and 2010 I lived abroad. I lived in Greece, London, Paris and South Africa.
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”