Wanderlust Filter
  1. “Nothing opens the mind and heart to a spiritual experience like solitude. It may not always be easy, and there will undoubtedly be some lonesome, wistful moments, but it is these very moments that allow a spiritual journey to unfold.”

    Books
  2. TRAVELAUREL

    Pittsburgh native Laurel Munshower left Steel City when she hopped on a plane to Dubai — and hasn’t looked back. Her travel writing is offbeat and thoughtful, and will help you flesh out your own travel bucket list.

    Exploration
  3. Falling Half in Love with Strangers: What’s the Word for That?

    Blogger Quinn reflects on a past encounter with a stranger in Vienna, Austria.

    Nostalgia
    Image via When I Do Get the Manual?
  4. Exploring #Vanlife and Writing About Social Media Celebrities

    A Q&A with Rachel Monroe, who wrote about nomads in a vintage Volkswagen: “The idea of incorporating longer stints of rootlessness, even if there is a home base to come back to, is something that appeals to both professional vanlifers and people who are watching the trend from afar.”

    Culture
  5. snowmads.blog

    Jason and Kristin Snow left their traditional jobs to explore North America in an RV. Living in a vintage airstream, three RVs, and now a place in Springfield, Missouri, to call home in between trips, these “snowmads” love to embark on — and share — their adventures.

    Exploration
  6. 10,000 Kilometers: Quintin Lake on Walking and Photographing Britain’s Coastline

    Photographer Quintin Lake is walking and blogging his way around the coast of Britain.

    Architecture
    Venus above camp at Penbwchdy, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Glow from Ireland across the sea. Photograph by Quintin Lake.
  7. 8Duffels & 2Mutts

    This family of six (two parents, two toddlers, and two mutts) left Iowa for Ecuador, selling everything they owned and leaving behind everyone they knew. “This is our story, the tale of our evolution. The journey of our quest to live with less stuff and more ‘us.’”

    Exploration
  8. poor gays on holidays

    The group of twentysomething friends behind poor gays on holidays report back from their shoestring-budget adventures, and share ideas for LGBTQ-friendly travel experiences.

    Diversity
  9. Mark Johanson

    Travel, food, and culture writer Mark Johanson is based in Santiago, Chile, and has written for publications such as Newsweek, GQ, the Guardian, CNN, BBC, and Lonely Planet. He also photographs people, nature, and landscapes from his travels.

    Exploration
  10. Haylsaway

    Hayley and Kyle are traveling through Europe in a converted camper van, cameras at the ready. Follow them as they explore untrafficked corners of the continent and go above and beyond for the perfect shot.

    Photography
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  11. “They are in my life because of a confluence of coincidence, but also fundamentally because I moved from comfort.”

    Exploration
  12. At the Edge of the Old World

    “I realised you cannot simply leave the desert behind.” James Dee Clayton documents his transformative time in Senegal in an extensive collection of photographs.

    Exploration
  13. Exploration
  14. Lebanon, USA

    Lebanese photographer Fadi BouKaram started a five-month road trip that will take him to every American town named after his home country. Follow his adventures at Lebanon, USA.

    Exploration
  15. Afros y Paella

    Initially a travel blog about a Black and African woman navigating life in Spain, Nneka Okona’s Afros y Paella has evolved into something larger: a space exploring how travel can be transformative.

    Exploration