Noun: A very strong desire or irresistible impulse to travel.
Wanderlust. I am enchanted by this word. I love the way it looks, the way it rolls off the tongue and, most of all, what it stands for. It conjures up images of VW vans, 70’s rock anthems, sunny days and hair blowing in the wind as you hit the road on an epic adventure.
Lately I found myself eyeing a turquoise Westfalia van in my neighborhood and dreaming of the freedom it embodies. My friend Sam and I ended up having a long conversation about my hippie van fascination and desire to go on a roadtrip, Jack Kerouac style, and it turned out he was feeling a bit of wanderlust too. After much discussion about where our destination should be, we decided to pile three canines and two humans into his jeep and head south to the Oregon coast.
And this is what we found…
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir