The Happy Wanderer


I’m kinda jealous of the people who have wanderlust coursing through their veins.

I have to admit…I have the happy-where-i’m-safe-and-comfortable-lust coursing through mine.

But, then I think about getting to the end of my days without traveling, seeing new places, trying new foods, having new experiences and I know that I don’t want that for myself.  Maybe if I wasn’t with someone who pushes me out of my comfort zones, I wouldn’t be aware of that fact, but I am.

So, while I may an anxious wanderer…a scared wanderer…a sometimes reluctant wanderer…a happy-to-be-home-at-the-end-of-the-day wanderer…

I WILL be a wanderer dangit!


The Daily Post asked this question today…
What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?

I’d say I’m in between these two extremes.  I do like to know where I’m going, what kind of options we have once we get there and plan a few things.  But while I like to have a few things planned, I don’t like having every single minute of my trip accounted for.  I like to leave room to hang out and explore the area without somewhere specific to be.


When we went to Maui a few years ago, I planned something for every day we were there, but that something may have just been a luau for dinner so we had the rest of the day to do whatever we liked.  My husband is an adventurer so he was quite disappointed that we weren’t having an amazing adventure everyday, but I was content to hang out by the pool or just drive around the island and explore.  Which we did and it was amazing!


I’m usually pretty excited to travel and try new things.  For the most part, I do really enjoy being somewhere new for a little while and would definitely say I’m a happy wanderer.  

Even if I’m also happy at the end of the trip to come back home.  

(except when I was in France. I missed my husband and son, but I wasn’t ready to come home after only 8 days!  There was so much more I wanted to see and do!)



  1. That sounds exactly like me! Except my husband would be very happy just to holiday in the UK so I have to push myself if I want to see some of the places on my list before time is up. I’m hoping to go to NYC (although I have been there before the last time was 13 years ago) next year with my eldest son. I’ve covered much of Europe and the US east coast but California, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong are still on my bucket list. Unfortunately I am terrified of flying but hopefully my desire to see the world will be greater than my fear of getting there X

    • Crazily enough, I haven’t really explored NY. I went once, but it was an extravagant date night my hubby planned…we flew in, had dinner, saw a broadway show and headed back home the next morning. We keep talking about going with the kids and really being tourists, but haven’t planned it yet. Living over here though, I’m jealous of all of your Europe traveling! A lot of the European countries are on my list of must-go places. Getting my first passport stamp last year was exciting. I want more!! I hope you get to go to NY with you son next year! It’s definitely in my top 10 of US attractions to visit. 🙂

  2. wow amazing picutes 🙂 i would love to dive at maui <3

    come and visit me on my blog too 🙂

    • Thanks, Julia! Maui is beautiful. It was definitely a trip to remember!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! 🙂


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