A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.
German : wandern, to wander (from Middle High German) + Lust, desire (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see las- in Indo-European roots).]
I have been feeling a MAJOR case of wanderlust lately! Joe and I have gone through spurts of traveling, crossing the country to visit friends and family. We got to visit my parents in The Netherlands three years ago, and spent a few memorable days in Paris during the trip. We've been to Mexico a couple times, spent time on the beach in California, and explored our Nation's capital.
I can't say we're not lucky, and I can't complain about the experiences we've had. But I can say we went to Washington D.C. last May... and have only been to Missouri and Kansas (multiple times) in the 10 months since that trip. Oh, and we've toured Iowa on some of the drives back and forth! I'll let these facts speak for themselves...
Thankfully, this travel drought will hopefully be coming to an end relatively soon! I'm going to try to be really responsible with my spending, and to budget accordingly, and then hopefully all these trips will become more than just ideas. Here's what we're currently looking forward to:
April-- Kansas City for our nephew's baptism. A great chance to see family, and hopefully catch up with some friends too! We're Liem's Godparents, and are really excited about this honor.
July-- California! My cousin and her family are headed to Europe for a month, and offered up their great house in LA. We'll just have to buy the plane tickets and groceries, since the house and cars will be there waiting for us. I can't wait to hang out at the beach, and to catch up with my relatives out there.
September-- NYC. This is just a dream at this point, but Joe and I are dying to get out there. My good friend Danielle is a VIP lawyer out there, and I am hoping to get to catch up with her over a long weekend!I haven't even consulted with her about this idea, but I sure like the idea :)
November-- Cabo San Lucas. Another good friend from college is getting married, and we're going to help them celebrate! This will also be a trip to celebrate our anniversary, since we will have been married for FIVE years in December.
So no more complaining for me! These are some great goals for us to work towards, and even when Lent is over and I can shop again, I'm going to remind myself of these potential great vacations that I should be focused on. I can't wait to see so many of my friends and family during these trips!