Latest in Wander
  • Don Anderson II
    Published about 8 hours ago
    Run

    Run

    We're all running from something every day. It may be from a feeling we have, our past, something that's bothering you now, or even someone but sometimes there is a few moments that hit us so hard where all we want to do is run from our lives and start anew. I've always wondered what I'd do if I wanted to run from my life and start something new.
  • Atallia Loeffler
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Why French Women Don’t Get Fat

    Why French Women Don’t Get Fat

    It is popularly wondered by many US ladies why Parisian women are so skinny due to all the high calorie food they serve in France. Completely different lifestyles are lived between the American and French cultures so let me explain some things they do differently from us here in the US.
  • Samantha McCrow
    Published about 9 hours ago
    The art of walking Le Puy Camino

    The art of walking Le Puy Camino

    A year ago, on a whim, I took a flight from Melbourne to Paris and set out solo on the Le Puy Camino through rural south-west France.
  • Robert Burton
    Published a day ago
    Transient Transformations

    Transient Transformations

    Once a foreigner, always a foreigner. I learned that the hard way. Traveling is transformative, in the sense that it puts you squarely in the fire of transformation. That fire burns away everything that you are not, and within the ash remains only what and who you truly are. I’ve had the incredible experience of getting to travel the seven seas, seeking all manner of things-temples, languages, food and much more, but the only thing I ended up truly finding was myself. For me, deciding to leave home and move to the People’s Republic of China was me a no brainer, however returning home a six years later was not just a difficult decision to make but it was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life.
  • CF international
    Published a day ago
    Who are we?

    Who are we?

    In 2017, our lives changed forever. We both signed up for something that we really weren't sure of; a student exchange. We were still young, 13 years old for that matter, when we signed up to go and live with another family in another country in another continent for 2 months. It's crazy because at that age, nobody is thinking about that kind of stuff. Leaving your parents for that long of a time, travelling alone on a plane, going to school in a country where a completely different language is spoken and living with practical strangers for a month.... sounds like the ultimate recipe for disaster! It's something so many people have the opportunity to do but one that only a few actually take. The experience itself is intimidating, amazing, scary, fulfilling, frustrating, satisfying all at the same time. There are no words to describe it but there's also no guarantee that the whole experience will be a good one. That slim possibility is what scares everyone off.
  • Cher Dayao
    Published a day ago
    Next Destination
Staff Picks
  • Natalie Schweizer
    Published 6 days ago
    Surviving Iceland in the Winter

    Surviving Iceland in the Winter

    I awoke to a dark sky. I craned my neck to see out the window next to my bunk only to find the sun was still tucked behind the snowcapped mountains. I rubbed my swollen eyes in awe. Where I am? I thought. But then I remembered where I had landed just that morning at 5:00AM… Iceland. I was in Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Emma Styles
    Published about a month ago
    Free Things to do in Paris

    Free Things to do in Paris

    Let's face it. Paris is an expensive love to have. If it's not the endless supply of macarons and croissants draining your bank account, its those pricey exhibition tickets, trips to Disneyland and daily café au laits at quaint river-side cafes. Needless to say, Paris is not the cheapest of beautiful European cities. That said, it doesn't mean that it's not possible to travel around the City of Love on a budget!
  • Gosia Kowalewska
    Published about a month ago
    Visit these 2 places in southern Thailand to avoid crowds.
  • Donna Giffen
    Published 3 months ago
    10 Life Lessons From Nature

    10 Life Lessons From Nature

    How to connect and flow with source energy for inspiration, faith, and peace of mind.
  • Chance James
    Published 3 months ago
    Mt. Evans, CO & The Highest Paved Road in North America - Photo Gallery
  • Fatima Elmusbahi
    Published 3 months ago
    Antevasin

    Antevasin

    So, you might be reading this upon reflection of your recent wanderlust adventures. Remembering those nights under skies and stars. Those passing days that mingled perfectly; its fulfilment and satisfaction based entirely around the square parameters of a city map in the palm of your hand. You are craving it again. To be out there in the wilderness, happily lost amidst the perfect chaos of it all. Where nobody knows who you are, nor do they care or expect anything from you but a passing smile on the streets of somewhere. Well let me tell you, that feeling that you keep homing in on constantly is not a negative one at all. It's your inner consciousness coming out, giving you a navigation to who you actually are. It’s as if the inner chemistry of your body repels the connections that it has already sought and lived through before; the paleo pull is dramatically pulling you elsewhere. But the question is to where, why and what is the journey like ahead for those who cannot remain in one place for too long?
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Activities
  • Wendy
    Published 19 days ago
    My Experience with Skis

    My Experience with Skis

    It felt like I was on the edge, perpetually falling, on the verge of tipping over constantly. I tried to swallow the panic that rose in my throat like bile. I tried to keep calm. To not give up. I gave up several times over, for a brief second each time.
  • Kaitlyn Braithwaite
    Published 21 days ago
    It's the Climb

    It's the Climb

    I remember the very first time I went rock climbing. It was summer of 2016, indoors at the University of Utah with the man who became my first husband. I could barely boulder half a wall. I never ceased to find opportunities to climb since that day, and I have explored a good amount of indoor facilities since. I even taught yoga at a climbing gym for a time and received free climbing in return. My ex and I talked of buying a rope and climbing in a natural setting, but for one reason or another that dream was never realized. When my first husband I separated, I was left with my shoes, harness, a belay device, and a choice: I could leave what was "our thing" in the past, or make it my own. And make it mine, I did. I continued to climb with friends and dates, and my love for climbing (barely) survived my second marriage, in which my ex did not appreciate the sport one bit. Fast forward to Saturday, March 14th, 2020. My current boyfriend and I took a spontaneous trip to the mall after dinner, where he bought a climbing rope and shoes at Al's Sporting Goods with a generous gift of birthday money. We do love climbing at indoor gyms, but the recent Covid-19 pandemic caused all the climbing gyms to close.
  • Billie Gold
    Published 28 days ago
    Unhappy Camper

    Unhappy Camper

    I have a theory. There are many things in life that we would regard a hundred years ago as genuine torture, if you asked most people if they would like to be submerged into sub zero temperature water with no guarantee that they could get out, or if they would like to run for miles and miles to the point of vomiting, they would probably look at you like you’d just said that you were an Instagram influencer on a first date. However ice swimming and marathon running are two tried and tested pastimes that our modern society deems leisurely. And this is my issue with something I have been told to enjoy my entire life as I’m sure many of you have, camping.
America
  • Lena Bailey
    Published 7 days ago
    My stay at Chateau Elan

    My stay at Chateau Elan

    I was saving up for this trip for a while and I had the help of my family and the guy in my life to go. With everything going on in my life I needed a break. I also wanted to experience staying at the inn. At the end of this post I will give my tips and what I will do different next time. I will also give my instagram name that I use for my traveling and paranormal pictures.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 12 days ago
    Must-Visit Cities in California

    Must-Visit Cities in California

    As one of the biggest states in the United States of America, California can be an expansive vacation destination for even the most energized and adventurous traveler. This massive state is filled with beauties and wonders of the world, amazing tourist sites and an abundance of activities. Whether you are planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway, there is something for everyone in California. Regardless of what activities you choose, make sure to include some of these sites on your trip.
  • Joe Dorish
    Published 14 days ago
    Has New York City Had More 100 Degree Days or Below Zero Weather Temperature Days?

    Has New York City Had More 100 Degree Days or Below Zero Weather Temperature Days?

    Since 1869, has New York City had more 100 degree days or more below zero weather temperature days? This is a fascinating weather trivia question that most people living in the New York City area who care about the weather will love.
Asia
  • Monica Kumari
    Published 3 days ago
    5 Best Road Trip Weekend Gateways From Hyderabad

    5 Best Road Trip Weekend Gateways From Hyderabad

    Do you love to travel and explore the world? Well, then this article is definitely for you. Travel lovers, bikers, explorers, trekkers and everyone who fins peace in travelling, this is for you guys!
  • Sophy Geno
    Published 8 days ago
    To me you are perfect: reminders for everyday

    To me you are perfect: reminders for everyday

    While on my trip in South Korea, I saw and learned many life changing things. For one who has never been out of the country, I strongly recommend it. Although I personally had interest in South Korea, I believe any country could give the same effect.
  • Cman
    Published 13 days ago
    What you should know about Japan | Kanto Edition

    What you should know about Japan | Kanto Edition

    The Kanto Region is Japan’s most heavily populated region and therefore the political, economic and cultural centre of the state. It's located in east central Honshū and consists of the subsequent prefectures:
Budget Travel
  • Natalie Schweizer
    Published 6 days ago
    Surviving Iceland in the Winter

    Surviving Iceland in the Winter

    I awoke to a dark sky. I craned my neck to see out the window next to my bunk only to find the sun was still tucked behind the snowcapped mountains. I rubbed my swollen eyes in awe. Where I am? I thought. But then I remembered where I had landed just that morning at 5:00AM… Iceland. I was in Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Muhammad Shahab
    Published 29 days ago
    Start Using Couchsurfing NOW!

    Start Using Couchsurfing NOW!

    Ask any global traveler and they will know about Couchsurfing. It is a website/app that facilitates global travelers to get the best out of their traveling experience. After registering as a member, one can ask for free accommodation from the local members and stay at their home, instead of booking a hotel or hostel.
  • Emma Styles
    Published about a month ago
    Free Things to do in Paris

    Free Things to do in Paris

    Let's face it. Paris is an expensive love to have. If it's not the endless supply of macarons and croissants draining your bank account, its those pricey exhibition tickets, trips to Disneyland and daily café au laits at quaint river-side cafes. Needless to say, Paris is not the cheapest of beautiful European cities. That said, it doesn't mean that it's not possible to travel around the City of Love on a budget!
Culture
  • Atallia Loeffler
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Why French Women Don’t Get Fat

    Why French Women Don’t Get Fat

    It is popularly wondered by many US ladies why Parisian women are so skinny due to all the high calorie food they serve in France. Completely different lifestyles are lived between the American and French cultures so let me explain some things they do differently from us here in the US.
  • Robert Burton
    Published a day ago
    Transient Transformations

    Transient Transformations

    Once a foreigner, always a foreigner. I learned that the hard way. Traveling is transformative, in the sense that it puts you squarely in the fire of transformation. That fire burns away everything that you are not, and within the ash remains only what and who you truly are. I’ve had the incredible experience of getting to travel the seven seas, seeking all manner of things-temples, languages, food and much more, but the only thing I ended up truly finding was myself. For me, deciding to leave home and move to the People’s Republic of China was me a no brainer, however returning home a six years later was not just a difficult decision to make but it was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life.
  • Claire Raymond
    Published 17 days ago
    One Van No Plan: Things Nobody Tells You

    One Van No Plan: Things Nobody Tells You

    Following Vanlifers on social media is fun. I know because I used to follow loads of them. Some of the shots are mind blowing. Beautiful beaches, mountains and forests. They really make you feel like van life is the only way to go. No worries, no responsibilities, no work, sounds perfect right? The trouble is there are worries, loads of them. If you’re travelling with animals or kids, then there are responsibilities. And as for no work, if you’re not working then you’re not moving. Fuel costs money, and if you want money, you have to work.
Europe
  • Hana Rysová
    Published 11 days ago
    Nova Paka, Czech Republic

    Nova Paka, Czech Republic

    This will be about a small town in a small country. The Czech Republic. The state is not too much prominent. But it is sweet like nature and the cities. Both have something delightful. The countryside is everywhere, and in another part of the country, the scenery is different. Many mountains, many hills, and leas. There are forests with evergreens or with leafy trees. And somewhere are mixed forests.
  • Aarushi Shetty
    Published 20 days ago
    Verdigris

    Verdigris

    I visit the Coventry Cathedral Ruins as often as I can. This isn’t due to a religious vow or for the spiritual fulfillment of my soul. Rather, it is to observe the grandeur of the rubble that remains majestic even with its crumbling walls.
  • Samantha Wilson
    Published 25 days ago
    Visit Santiago - The Cathedral De Santiago

    Visit Santiago - The Cathedral De Santiago

    The Camino de Santiago is a network of trails that runs all over Europe. The people that walk the Camino de Santiago are called Pilgrims. Every Pilgrim who walks the Camino de Santiago has one ultimate destination in mind. The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela believed to be the final resting place of St James.
Female Travel
  • Samantha Wilson
    Published about a month ago
    Katie Spencer-Millan On Finding Her Purpose On The Camino De Santiago.

    Katie Spencer-Millan On Finding Her Purpose On The Camino De Santiago.

    How can I keep this short? I could write a book about El Camino de Santiago. I’m in love with this hike, this experience, this journey. Whatever you want to call it! But I’ll try to summarise and share with you the best bits!
  • Whit Dubo
    Published 2 months ago
    8 Amazing Girls Trip Vacation Getaway Ideas

    8 Amazing Girls Trip Vacation Getaway Ideas

    When the girls are out there is no one that can stop them. Doing a best friend trip & living your best life with your girls will not only create stronger bonds and amazing experiences. Spending time with your gurl friends is necessary, so show your love for them and plan that girls trip!
  • Kaatje Jones
    Published 2 months ago
    The Power of the First Friendship

    The Power of the First Friendship

    The most difficult part about moving to a new place is getting started. When that new place is in another country, where English isn't the dominant language, the level of difficulty rises significantly. Add a dose of shyness and crippling social anxiety, and a year abroad can start to look like a quite a daunting prospect. Luckily for me, these difficulties were balanced by curiosity, determination, and nearly ten years of previous study in Spanish, which ultimately made my year studying in Sevilla, Spain a transformative one.
How To
Humanity
  • Sam Fickling
    Published 4 days ago
    No Life in London

    No Life in London

    When I travelled to London in early December last year I secretly believed that my life would change for the better, that it would somehow transform itself into something that it hadn't been before. Little did I know how drastic things would become by the opening months of the following year, and all because of a noxious little coronavirus that virtually no Londoner was discussing when it first broke out in mainland China around Christmas. I wouldn't be surprised if most people thought it wouldn't reach them or that it would gradually disappear, that is, within the confines of the country just mentioned.
  • Chris Richardson
    Published 12 days ago
    Why did I Go?
  • Zoey Hickman
    Published 12 days ago
    Taking A Walk Through My Hometown During A Pandemic

    Taking A Walk Through My Hometown During A Pandemic

    On a sunny, bird-song morning, I decided to take a walk. I’ve always enjoyed walking, and on the ever-sprawling streets of Manhattan it’s easy. There’s no getting lost when you’re wandering a grid. The same cannot be said about my hometown.
Lgbt Travel
  • Sophia-Helene Mees de Tricht
    Published 2 months ago
    Milestones For Dipshits

    Milestones For Dipshits

    CW: Sea Story. Expect Coarse Language, Sexual Objectification, Terrible Fashion Choices.
  • Rachael Robinson
    Published 5 months ago
    900,000 Women

    900,000 Women

    Kuala Lumpur – Where a trans woman can be in a public bathroom, fixing her lipstick in the mirror next to a Muslim woman adjusting her headscarf, without either woman feeling uncomfortable or threatened.
  • Brooke Collits
    Published 8 months ago
    The Queer Girl City Guide for Sydney

    The Queer Girl City Guide for Sydney

    Marked as one of the most belligerent and happening events for queer men and women from across the globe, the Mardi Gras is unlike something you’ve ever seen before.
List
Travel Advice
  • Mira Adora
    Published a day ago
    Top 6 Lightweight Carry-On Luggage to Bring for Your Next Travel Abroad

    Top 6 Lightweight Carry-On Luggage to Bring for Your Next Travel Abroad

    So, you are in the airport terminal, as a line of luggage moves in the conveyor belt. You are waiting for your bag, dreading the worst. Your bag might be dented, or worse, it simply did not show up.
  • Michael Ruth
    Published 2 days ago
    A Guide to Gatwick Airport, My Favourite Airport in London

    A Guide to Gatwick Airport, My Favourite Airport in London

    Gatwick flying field is commonly unnoticed once it involves the array of airports out there in London. However, I completely love Gatwick for thus many alternative reasons, not simply because Ryanair flies there from capital of Ireland (£30 come, living the dream). Here’s my guide to Gatwick flying field and every one my best tips and tricks for hassle-free transit/trip using Gatwick taxi cheap.
  • Kari Oakley
    Published 5 days ago
    5 Steps to Relocating from Canada to the United States

    5 Steps to Relocating from Canada to the United States

    Canadians often look to the United States as a country of opportunity and warmer temperatures. It shouldn’t be surprising that of the 9% of Canada’s citizens living abroad, the majority of them make their new home in the U.S. The most common reasons Canadians make the move south are for work, higher education, the climate and love. Whatever reason might have for considering the move, there are several important factors you need to plan for in your move, from where you will live to the process of making the move.
Travel Lists
  • Cman
    Published 6 days ago
    What you should know about Hokkaido

    What you should know about Hokkaido

    Hokkaido is located in the northernmost part of Japan and is the second largest island after Honshu Island. The area of Hokkaido accounts for one-fifth of Japan, and the population density is extremely low. The population of Hokkaido is only half of Tokyo, and the only large metropolitan area is centered on Sapporo. Generally, Hokkaido is divided into four parts: Daonan, Daoyang, Daodong, and Daobei. Daoan is a city with a large population and the most representative tourist attractions. Daonan is the gateway between Hokkaido and Honshu Island. Daodong has a primitive A barren nature reserve, Daobei is Japan's extreme north.
  • Jeff Jeremy
    Published 7 days ago
    Spring Break 2021: casino resorts

    Spring Break 2021: casino resorts

    Spring holidays have always been considered one of the best times to travel, and 2021 is not an exception. At the same time, the beginning of the current year was signified by the burst of coronavirus that makes many people think twice choosing a destination for their dream rest.
  • Cman
    Published 11 days ago
    What you should know about Japan | Hokkaido Edition

    What you should know about Japan | Hokkaido Edition

    Hokkaido is one of the four major islands of the Japanese archipelago. It is located at the northernmost point of Japan. It faces the Pacific Ocean in the east and the Sea of ​​Japan in the west. The entire island of Hokkaido covers an area of ​​83,456 square kilometers, accounting for 22.9% of Japan's territory. The coastline alone is 3,000 kilometers long. The shape of the island is like a flying maple leaf. From 1868 to 1912 during the Meiji period, the Japanese began to move here and cultivated, and later they gradually developed into important granaries in Japan. Due to the late development, the natural environment has not been artificially damaged. In addition, in recent years, it is not appropriate to conserve the natural environment. To this day, it still maintains the complete and original natural features, and it can be said to be Japan's most scenic natural attraction.
Travel Tips
  • Kari Oakley
    Published 4 days ago
    8 Tips for Planning Your Dream Vacation

    8 Tips for Planning Your Dream Vacation

    There's something to look forward to enjoying about every season. Fall brings colorful leaves, pumpkins and trick-or-treating, while winter seems to begin with Christmas. But after Christmas, winter can seem to lag on and on. When the sun finally reveals itself once again, a person can feel like the groundhog who has been hidden away in the darkness for an eternity. But, excitement is in the air. Spring has arrived and it's time to start planning for summer, and summer means vacation!
  • Jess Nova
    Published 13 days ago
    Spontaneous things that you should definitely do in Edinburgh.

    Spontaneous things that you should definitely do in Edinburgh.

    Edinburgh is truly one of my favourite cities in the world. Not that I have been to many, but this old town truly owns my heart and it is one of the reasons why I decided to study here. The Scottish capital is a huge tourist attraction and it gives you everything, from ancient to modern. Being raised in Scotland, I can say that if you want to learn about Scottish culture then this is the place to do it.
  • Marie Bootcamp Media
    Published 14 days ago
    The psychology of packing

    The psychology of packing

    Packing for holidays and overnight stays is something I have always struggled with.