Wanderlust is a curated sharing platform for the best personal travel stories and photos, all deeply rooted in appreciation of people and place.
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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. We have readers from 114 countries and contributors from 64. Since starting in November 2017, we’ve had 56,000 views.

We’re thrilled to be part of this global community. Keep travelling. Keep telling your stories. Join the conversation. Explore more and share your work with us.

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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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