Aug 21, 2011


wan-der-lust n. An insatiable urge to travel the world.

I am definitely subject to bouts of wanderlust. God has blessed me with the opportunity to travel to some neat (and some not-so-neat) places with my volleyball team, but I've always felt that there is so much beauty in this world yet to be seen.

J.R.R. Tolkien said, "Not all those that wander are lost." Sometimes I wish I could just be a gypsy for the rest of my life; exploring new places, meeting new people and experiencing cultures that are vastly different than what I know. Forget finding a job; forget owning a home; I just want to explore.

When I was four, my family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where we lived for four wonderful years. When I was eight, I went to Denmark for three weeks. Copenhagen is such a beautiful, colorful city and I only wish I had appreciated what a blessing it was to be there when I was young. Other cool places I've travelled: Jackson Hole, Wyoming (what a name, right?); Las Vegas, Nevada; Hawaii; Fairbanks, Alaska; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Vicente Guerrero, Mexico.

Now the fun list -- places I desperately want to go:
London. Barcelona. Florence. Paris. Sydney. NYC. Buenos Aires. Cairo. Panama City. Delhi. Hong Kong. San Juan. Stockholm. Machu Picchu. Dublin. Cinque Terre.

And pretty much everywhere else.. sigh.

Aaaand now for the obligatory inspirational photos:



Cinque Terre



Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany







New York City

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Machu Picchu, Peru

But for now, I'll just have to be satisfied with this..

And trust me, I'm not complaining.

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