In The Media

French TV Documentary – Zone Interdite

In December 2018, one of the most watched and respected programs on French TV, Zone Interdite, sent a film crew to Tonga to follow my husband and I around for 8 days.

The program focused on 4 French people (David and 3 others) who have left France with their families to experience life on a tropical island in paradise. The 2 hour documentary (of which our island gets about 25 minutes airtime) screened to millions of people in France in February 2019.

The documentary replay is available on the M6 on demand website. Login is required.

To see our sections, skip to minutes 0:59 | 24:27 | 50:26 | 1:24:40


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Breeze Magazine Article

Issue 10 Page 24

“As Laura talks of her travels, including journalist work in Latin America, a road trip to Romania to deliver supplies to a refuge for trafficking survivors, and a visit to slum schools in the red light districts of India, it becomes clear that she likes to take her travels off the beaten track.

What started out as a fascination for people and places beyond her comfortable Central Coast childhood, quickly developed into a passion that saw Laura pack up her school books at just 13 and head to the desert in the USA to experience a cultural exchange, followed by a year studying in Norway at just 16, au pair work in Spain at 21, followed by aid work in Honduras and Ecuador…”

Read the full story here.

Damdame – Short Film

This short documentary produced by Slovenian filmmaker Miha Mohorič explores a day in the life of my husband, David, and I in the remote village of Nepal where we have lived and worked on and off since 2009. (11 minutes)

Puls – BR Radio Germany

In 2019, I was interviewed on German radio following the 2 week internet blackout in Tonga. The interview was made into 2 radio programs, an online article and a podcast.

German is not one of my languages and I have no idea what they’re talking about in the parts when I’m not speaking 😂 I come in around minute 22…