Tara Tadlock is a freelance travel and culture writer and essayist who has been published in various digital and print publications, including Matador Network, EliteDaily, and World Footprints. Her writing focuses on ethical travel and human rights issues. She believes in the power of storytelling. She has worked as a contractor for the U.S. Embassy in Laos, where she also helps run a social enterprise that promotes sustainable tourism in Luang Prabang. Originally from the U.S., Tara was raised in England and attended university in New Zealand.