What Does “Wanderlust” Mean To Me.

Wanderlust. One that has a strong desire to travel. Wanderlust. Someone that can’t sit still and stay in one place. Wanderlust. A constant longing for wandering near and far. Wanderlust. A person that is always looking for adventure, to explore and to checkout something new.

Wanderlust, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

I’d say wanderlust is a term that can apply to me on a daily basis. Goosebumps appear just at the thought of traveling whether right down the street or to somewhere far, far away. The daydreaming never seems to stop. I am always on Google Maps, reading blogs and looking at the pictures of others. Whenever a trip is confirmed, plane tickets have been secured, an excursion has been booked or I have arrived in a new city or at a coffee shop for the first time, a big smile on my face usually follows.

Wanderlust - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls view from up-top the Skylon Tower

I’ve had this feeling ever since I was a kid. Lots of time was spent out on the open road with the family. My face was usually stuffed in an old-fashioned atlas or pull-out map telling my parents we should go this way, that way, we should stop here, etc. My eyes were always wide open and wanting more.

Wanderlust, Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

Wanderlust has led me to see quite a bit, but there is so much more of this world to capture and see up close. Do I want to be cured of this feeling? No, thank you. Back out on the open road I go!

What does “wanderlust” mean to you?

20 responses to “What Does “Wanderlust” Mean To Me.

  1. I dont wana be cured either! i have been a wanderluster for as long as i know and i have no plans to change that 🙂 Happy wanderlusting

  2. Wanderlust is in your DNA, we are born with it. We came into this life which by itself is the biggest adventure of them all.

    Going to the four corners of the world in order to explore what it has to offer is both a joy and privilege don’t you think? 🙂

    • No doubt on both counts Karla. Don’t remember not having the urge to see what is out there. #Wanderlust!!! 🙂

  3. Damn you, wanderlust! Why can’t I just feel fulfilled working my mundane 9-5 job?! Oh yeah, because, wanderlust.

    • I hear you Amanda, I have asked myself the same question. Darn wanderlust haha. 🙂 It definitely gets a hold of you, in a good way.

  4. Wanderlust means everything to me – it’s what makes me happy.

  5. Wanderlust is something very special. I think it just means the desire to leave the place where I am at the very moment to embark to the next journey 🙂

  6. i can totally relate! nice read!

  7. Some people say that planning and anticipating a trip is about as much fun as actually doing the travel. I tend to agree. My wanderlust leads me to hunt for adventures, to dream of what I’ll see, to get the maps out as you do, and then go for it. What a fun thing in life to anticipate the unexpected!

    • No doubt. Besides Google Maps, have the pull out maps and atlas out a lot too. Love the planning of it, but also love the unexpected things that you experience once your there.

  8. It means every time I go somewhere and check off a box of something or somewhere I want to see I add two more items to the list! It means I get energy from experiencing something new! Great post. You look very happy!

    • I do the same thing. The list is ever changing and it keeps growing. Being on the road and traveling makes me want to explore even more places. Being around the glacier and Alaska was an unreal, bucket list type experience. Cheers! 🙂

  9. Wanderlust is a blessing and curse to me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! 🙂 To me, it means finding a new adventure everyday in my life, even when I’m at home. It means going beyond sightseeing and truly experiencing other cultures and getting to know the people we share the world with. The curse is that I have a tendency to start thinking about a future trip before I even begin current trip lol! Thanks for sharing!

    • No problem. I do the same thing. Always thinking of place after place I want to go to and explore. It helps with the letdown after one trip, knowing that another trip could be on the horizon. 🙂

      Always looking for new things to experience close to home as well!

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