Wanderlust is focused on sharing travel narratives, sketches, and images. We’re connecting communities across the globe. You are part of a worldwide conversation. Thank you.

Wanderlust. Nomad. Wanderer. Traveller. Adventurer. Explorer. Insatiably curious or easily bored? How would you define Wanderlust? How do you explain your need to hit the road again? Can you? As Bill Bryson said in the 2016 Best of American Travel Essays, he travels simply because it gives him pleasure.

For some it is also a need, psychological and creative. Without movement, travel, new experiences, life becomes dull. Taking an unknown road, finding the best lake to camp beside, chatting to those met along the way, this is what life is for.

Wanderlust is dedicated to travelogues, trip reports, photographs, and nonfiction essays taken from unique experiences on the road. In these stories there’s an open sense of adventure and innocence, one that takes a personal experience and taps into something universal. A narrative map is the result.

This is an open access online journal that is 100% advert-free. We mean to keep it that way.

You will find the essays under ‘Travels’ in the menu top right.

With essays from Russia, Ecuador, Colorado, England, New Mexico, Mexico, New York City, Norway, Alaska, Australia, Greece, and that’s just in the first year. We expect great things. We will find them and share them with you. Send them in.

Did we say thanks enough? We’re thrilled to be part of this community. Keep travelling. Keep telling your stories. Join the conversation. Create a community.

You will find the link ‘Submit’ in the menu top right.


Sarah Leamy

(Founder/Managing Editor)

Born in England, Sarah’s been traveling since she got a backpack at age 18, a bit of an interesting life so far. She is the author of Van Life 2018 Finalist in the NM/AZ Book Awards and Grand Winner/ Best Nonfiction in the 2017 Great Northwest Book Contest. She’s also an award-winning novelist, a cartoonist, photographer and auto-journalist.

Check out her website for the other travel books, comics, and photo journals. www.sarahleamy.com



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Thank you.