The Journey to Middle Earth

Laura Sipes Start Date: Mar 16, 2017 - End Date: Jul 8, 2017
  • New Zealand

My Travel Story

by: Laura Sipes Start Date: Mar 16, 2017 - End Date: Jul 8, 2017
"Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread..."

The world is much bigger than anyone that has not traveled could ever imagine. It is my utmost desire to go on new adventures, become part of something greater than myself, and experience all that the world has to offer. I want to go beyond the tiny sphere that I currently know as my life and see God's beautiful creation in all of its true glory.

The next chapter of my life will be focused in New Zealand. With the opportunity to explore the country for up to one year, I hope to take in the scenery, meet new lifelong friends, and develop a sense of confidence and independence that can only come from such an experience. As I do have bills in the States that I must continue paying while abroad, the length of my stay in New Zealand is completely dependent on funds.

Please help me on this journey by donating any amount to my travel fund! View the incentives and feel free to ask me any questions! I will be starting a travel blog shortly before beginning my trip! Much love and thanks to all of you!

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
  • New Zealand


  • Date Secured!

    I have officially chosen a departure date! Whoop Whoop!! I will depart from RDU early on Wednesday, August 16. With a 9 hour layover in NY, I plan on traveling out to see the Statue of Liberty for the first time and I am so excited! I will arrive in NZ late Friday afternoon and take the weekend to recover before beginning my national NZ adventure!