Lauren Bowman Lauren Bowman is a writer on education, parenting, minimalism, food, and travel, whose work has been featured in several outlets, including Real Simple, Parents, TravelPulse, Better, MSN, and the Tribune Content Agency. She has been traveling around the world her entire life, visiting 20 countries so far, and has been blogging and writing about her travels and minimalist ways for nearly a decade. Highlights: Master's in Education from the University of Georgia. Contributed multiple articles and photography to Real Simple, TravelPulse, Parents, Better, AGENTatHOME Magazine Travel articles and photos have garnered hundreds of thousands of online page views Content has been picked up by MSN.com and Tribune Content Agency About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.