Wanderlust: a strong, innate desire to travel. For me, it was an all-consuming feeling that began shortly after I finished college. After spending four years in the same place, I was ready to see the world.
So, I packed my bags and set off on a year-long adventure. From the beaches of Thailand to the streets of Paris, I allowed myself to be consumed by wanderlust. However, after a few months on the road, I started to feel restless. I realized then that my desire to travel was not simply about seeing new places. It was also about meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.
My Top List – India, China, Namibia, and Morocco
And so, I began to focus my travels on countries with rich histories and diverse populations. India, Namibia, China, and Morocco quickly rose to the top of my list.
But then the pandemic hit, and my plans came to a sudden halt. Now, instead of exploring new countries, I find myself longing for the familiar comforts of home. Ironically, it seems that it is only in times of crisis that we truly appreciate the value of wanderlust.
Wanderlust Trap Instagram
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that travel is the answer to all of our problems. We see photos of sunny beaches and clear blue skies, and we read blog posts about how travel has changed people’s lives for the better. It’s no wonder that we start to believe that packing our bags and hitting the road is the key to a happier, more fulfilling life.
However, it’s important to remember that travel is not a magic cure-all. Yes, it can be an incredibly enriching experience, but it’s not always easy or fun. There are often stressful moments and challenges involved in even the most amazing trips.
So while travel can definitely be a wonderful way to improve your life, it’s not necessarily the solution to all of your problems.
Travel Is Actually More Easy These Days
I was born in the 60s, nowadays It’s no secret that millennials have grown up in a world of unparalleled opportunity. From the perspective of travel, we have easy access to airplanes, apps that let us find cheap hotels and Airbnbs, and social media to help us keep in touch with our loved ones all over the globe.
Our parents didn’t have any of this! They had to save up for years to afford a trip abroad, and even then they could only communicate with their friends and family back home through letters or pricey long-distance phone calls.
Today, we can book a flight with a few taps on our phones and FaceTime our friends on the other side of the world for free. It’s truly amazing how much the world has changed in just one generation. Thanks to millennials, travel is more accessible, and global communication is easier than ever before.
Traveled Most of the World’s Continents
I like to compare life to a journey. Just as there are many different paths one can take on a physical journey, there are also many different paths one can take in life. Some people never stray far from home, while others wander far and wide in search of new experiences.
I fall into the latter category. Over the years, I have wandered through most of the world’s continents, and each place I’ve been has taught me something new about myself and the world around me. In Europe, I learned about the rich history and culture of the continent.
Wandering Through Asia
Asia is a continent full of contrast and diversity. From the bustling cities of China to the tropical beaches of Thailand, there is something for everyone. I was lucky enough to spend time in several different countries during my trip, and each one offered its own unique experiences.
In Myanmar (Burma), I was struck by the country’s history and the resiliency of its people. In China, I was amazed by the technological innovation and efficiency of everyday life. And in India, I was dazzled by the vibrant colors, rich culture, and delicious food.
Everywhere I went, I felt like I was learning something new. Whether it was trying new foods, observing different customs, or simply exploring new places, I was constantly exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking. By the end of my trip, I felt like my worldview had been expanded considerably. Asia is a truly incredible continent, and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to explore it.
Wandering Through Afrika
In Africa, I was humbled by the beauty of the natural world. Africa is a continent of incredible beauty, and I was humbled by the natural wonders that I experienced during my time there.
From the sweeping landscapes of the savannah to the hidden secrets of the rainforest, Africa is truly a land of contrasts. I was particularly struck by the majestic animals that call Africa home. To see lions, elephants, and giraffes in their natural habitat was an unforgettable experience.
But Africa is not just about its wildlife. The people I met were warm and welcoming, and I was amazed by the richness of their cultures. From the vibrant colors of traditional clothing to the rhythms of traditional music, Africa is a land that pulses with life.
The landscape of Namibia is quite unique and very different from what you might find in other parts of Africa. The country is largely covered by a huge desert, which stretches for miles in every direction. This makes for some pretty amazing views, especially when you consider that Namibia is home to the world’s second-largest canyon.
And if you’re looking for even more adventure, Namibia is also home to the world’s tallest sand dune! Of course, all of this comes at a cost, and Namibia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. But if you’re up for an adventure, it’s definitely worth a visit!
Whether you’re looking for a place to stay or just a place to connect, South Africa is a great choice. The people here are friendly and welcoming, and there are plenty of great places to stay.
From hotels and hostels to Airbnbs and camping sites, you’ll be sure to find somewhere that suits your needs. And if you’re looking to connect with other travelers, there are plenty of great bars, cafes, and restaurants where you can meet new people. So whether you’re looking for a place to relax or a place to party, South Africa is the perfect destination.
My time in Africa was truly unforgettable, and it left me with a deep respect for the continent and its people.
Morocco is a country located in North Africa with a rich culture and history. The people are friendly and welcoming, and the country has much to offer visitors.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the medieval quarter in old cities such as Marrakech and Fez. Here, visitors can explore the ancient buildings and winding streets, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
Morocco is also home to a number of different landscapes, from the mountains of the Atlas to the desert. Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, Morocco is sure to have something to offer.
Each continent has its own unique story to tell, and I feel lucky to have experienced so many of them firsthand. Who knows where my journey will take me next?
Jason is the author of Laienhaft, a blog for all things outdoor and camping. If you’re looking for the best tent to take on your next camping trip, or need some advice on how to get started with recreational camping, Jason has you covered. He’s also an expert on survival skills – if you’re ever lost in the wilderness, he’s the guy you want to find!