What To Do When You’re Full of Wanderlust

So I’ve been sitting here for a while trying to decide what I wanted to write about next…well…between deciding and scrolling on Pinterest’s travel tab..and that’s when it hit me.

I have a severe case of Wanderlust.

I truly don’t know how to cure it at the moment…But that won’t stop me from trying!

 

 

Wanderlust New Bern

1.Pick Something

One thing I try do to cure my wanderlust is to book a flight, or pick a date for my next trip.

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It makes it easier on my mind, knowing that in a few days or weeks that I’ll be onto some place new! But then, immediately after picking said location I tend to find everything and anything I can about what to do, what to pack, where to get, etc. in the location.  Might be a little obsessive…but it’s about experiencing life.

For example…I spent approximately 4 hours just looking and comparing flights from Costa Rica, New Orleans, Baltimore, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, and Bermuda. Did I book a single one? No. At least not yet..but knowing that I am capable of affording those flights during dates that I am thinking about is helpful for wading off my wanderlust.

 

2. Pinterest

When I don’t have time to spend hours and hours obsessing over which flight lands where, I go to Pinterest. It’s been a saving grace for a while for my own sanity.    I wish I were kidding..

With the ease of internet, you can almost simulate traveling to all of these incredibly beautiful places on our Earth.  Pinterest is just one hub for me to do that…through living vicariously through others…take me with you…take me to the Maldives Islands…

It’s incredibly soothing to see places as beautiful as the New York Skyline or the rain forests of Costa Rica..but if you’re not careful…I must give you this warning: Being on the Pinterest travel tab will make your travel destination bucket list significantly longer..

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3. Take a Day Trip

Y’all should know that I am a huge Day Trip fan! I think they’re a short term way to cure the wanderlust blues.  My favorite thing to do is to ask friends and family where they suggest day trips around town, sometimes it really turns out perfectly. Other times, it might be a small bust.  Other ways to find out where to go for a day trip..decide how far you want to drive, and draw a circle around your town and pick a place within the circle.

You also need to decide what kind of day trip you want!  Some of my favorites include wandering around in a new town, finding a new place to hike, taking a day to head out to the water, or finding yourself in the literal middle of nowhere.

Just take a day, get out of your comfort zone and find something new. My next day trip? Washington, N.C.  I’ve heard it’s beautiful..and it’s only 20 minutes from Greenville…so maybe it’s time for me to take a little wanderlust vacation day…right?

February Goals

At least I know that I’ll be able to cross that off my February travel goals! But I want to know where your all-time favorite destinations are as well as what do you do to cure your Wanderlust?

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