Monday, April 18, 2011

wanderlust

Wanderlust.

Have you heard of it?

I hadn't... until California Funk explained it to me.  And now I can't get it off my mind.

Wanderlust- a German loanword- meaning a strong desire to travel


CF was showing me all these European (and gorgeous) places he wanted to go.  I dismissed him because I was stressing over some homework assignment.

But then, the concept crept into my subconscience.  The next thing I know, I'm craving to get in a car and drive across the country.

What?

I mean, I seriously want to get in a car and drive for hours and hours and hours.  I want to stop at every lame roadside tourist trap.  I want to have the open road, ten books on tape, and a bag (or two) of twizzlers on my lap.  I want to stand on the border of different states.



Am I crazy?

Has anyone else experienced this wanderlust?

If you could leave all your responsibilities behind, where would you go?

xoxo

19 comments :

  1. I think wanderlust is one of my favorite words. I just love the whole concept behind it!

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  2. I feel this all the time! Especially with the end of school approaching, I just want to hop in my car and say goodbye for a while!

    And twizzlers are a MUST for long road trips!

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  3. Gah couldnt agree more Carly! I would love love to do an East coast or West coast roadtrip of the States! Or travel the Maritimes up here in Canada! Roadtrips are one of the best ways to travel :)

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  4. All the time! I can't tell you how many times I have thought about just gettting in the car and driving across the country and I LOVE books on tape!

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  5. each and every day. Also, I have loved that word since I learned it in 5th grade, our geography teacher thought he should ingrain it in us at an early age. :-)

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  6. I love this word. It must make its way into my everyday vocabulary. And I've always wanted to take off and hit the roads. From windy mountain roads to out west. I would def want to get lost on the back roads of Cornwall in England, or maybe some side streets in London, come to think of it Tuscany sounds good too! Ah now I must go haha.

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  7. ahh! i think about this all the time! i would LOVE to travel all around europe, india and thailand :) h and i have some big travel to-do's before we start a family. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  8. Oh, I would love to just get up and go! I think I'd like to drive cross country and head out west!

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  9. Standing in two states at once always reminds me of Mandy Moore in A Walk to Remember. If I could go anywhere I would 100% go to California. Hands down.

    -Emmy

    www.sprinklesoneverything.wordpress.com

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  10. I have this "wanderlust" all the time! And i have had the craving to road trip the US and hopefully one day I will take it! And I think it is normally to have this want of travel.

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  11. I would go HOME!

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  12. Wanderlust is a chronic illness for me. So I decided to move to Germany for a year and leave in May, we'll see how this goes...

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  13. Wanderlust is my constant companion, as my Dad says "I've never met a plane ticket I didn't like."

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  14. Wanderlust can pretty much describe my life. I watched Eat, Pray, Love yesterday...and am DYING to go to Bali and Italy. India, well...I'm from there. Seen that :P

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  15. I hate staying in one place for too long! Wanderlust is the reason why I am going to Spain for the fall!

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  16. Oh let's go now! Who wants to go on a road trip? we can meet all of our blogging friends along the way!

    http://joyisstyle.blogspot.com

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  17. YES! I am in a constant state of wanderlust. Hince why I moved from Georgia to Australia! I can't ever sit still

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  18. i just got back from a weeklong road trip with my best friend! we went to 5 cities in the south, it was amazing! i blogged about it too :) www.queenofla.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi,

    My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best,

    KC Owens

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