The face behind What About Her would be me: Laura Coolen, 31 years young. Writer, (visual) storyteller, content creator & free-spirit.
I love dry humor and ditto wine. I travel and write with soul, with depth. I lived abroad for four times and travel through life with
intensity. In the meantime, I’m somewhat settled with my love and bonus twin girls, nevertheless I’m still traveling around the world
for a living and I have been taking you on my journey through life for about 16 years now. I have been a professional travel blogger
for a few years, now I combine some businesses to have the best of both worlds.
I am philosophical, very sensitive, romantic, versatile, pure, enthusiastic and adventurous: I’ll find adventure anywhere; not just
faraway but even on the corner of the street. I love discovering new places at home and abroad, the forest, my house, the mountains,
my backpack, poetry, cabins, cheese, everything with a fur and ginger tea.
With my hotel business management bachelor in my pocket I lived and worked as a hotel manager all over the world, but I stopped
to follow my dreams: to travel, write, inspire, wander, discover, photograph and share. In addition to What About Her
I run an international website full of bohemian hotspots( The Boho Guide (2016) and a content and communication agency; Cloudshaped (2014).
“Writing means time for thoughts and experiences. Time for stories.
After writing, my thoughts are empty, my heart all the fuller.”
I travel to places faraway and write stories about my experiences. I share my thoughts with you, my highs and lows, my
life lessons. I don’t wear a proverbial backpack full of life experience but a whole suitcase instead. In addition I love dresses,
cheese, vintage, music, wine and interior and I write about that too. So here you will just find stories written by a wild child that finds
life very complicated sometimes yet often so beautiful. What About Her. Stories about my world, straight from my heart. I want to
simply inspire to do the same: discover. In any way. Catch your own dreams. Because the world is made for dreamers.
Where have I been?
Andorra ~ America ~ Aruba ~ Australia ~ Barbados ~ Belgium ~ Belize ~
Canada ~ Cambodia ~ Curaçao ~ Germany ~ England ~ France ~
Philippines ~ Finland ~ Gambia ~ Greece ~ Hungary ~ Hong Kong ~
Ireland ~ Iceland ~ India ~ Italy ~ Jamaica ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Jordan ~
Croatia ~ Laos ~ Lapland ~ Lesotho ~ Latvia ~ Luxembourg ~ Malaysia ~
Morocco ~ Namibia ~ Netherlands ~ Nepal ~ New Zealand ~ Northern Ireland
~ Norway ~ Austria ~ Poland ~ Romania ~ Scotland ~ Singapore ~
Slovenia ~ Spain ~ Portugal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Czech Republic ~ Turkey ~
Vietnam ~ South Africa ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland
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.”