Wanderlust – Never Ending Wanderlust – Where to Next?

My never ending wanderlust is already begging me to select another solo trip. I just returned from Barcelona – my first trip to Spain – and I’m rolling around the idea of visiting the Andalusia region of Spain in the fall. Or maybe Chile? Perhaps Italy? How about Ecuador?

I am off to Calgary to visit family at the end of June. In August I have a trip to Montreal booked and plan to make a side trip to Ottawa.


I crave something more exotic than Calgary or Montreal – I’ve been to both cities more than once already! I love both cities dearly but it’s not the same as traveling to someplace new. Someplace exciting.

There is joy in visiting familiar places but there is an adrenaline-filled euphoria in visiting someplace new! It’s like falling in love – and it seems that I do fall in love with each place I visit.

Wanderlust instills a deep desire to go someplace where I don’t know a soul and the streets are unfamiliar to me.

Wanderlust has taken me to some extraordinary places beyond my native Canada! Here’s the list – in chronological order of places visited:

Where Have I Been

Where else in the world would I like to travel to? Everywhere! That’s the short answer. In reality there are places that I must wait to visit due to political unrest, unsafe conditions, or budgetary restraints. In the mean time I will travel to other places.

Travel is my classroom. I learn so much from my experiences visiting other lands. I love trying out the various food & drink, and experiencing the local culture through the arts. I’ve watched plays, ballets, and musical performances in unfamiliar languages but enjoyed them immensely. The fascinating people I meet along the way make my travels even more memorable.

Explore Dream Discover - Mark Twain quote about travelI’m trying to heed Mark Twain’s advice. I choose countries to visit based on a mere whim at times – Buenos Aires for instance – I booked a trip after seeing the exhibit Recovering Beauty: The 1990’s in Buenos Aires at the Blanton Museum of Art here in Austin.

I was inspired to take my first solo trip – to SE Asia – after being mesmerized by the National Geographic TV special Bali: Masterpiece of the Gods.

One December I decided a Christmas break was in order. I had a tight budget so I decided it would be someplace in the USA. I googled “warmest temperatures in USA in December” and the two top choices in Continental USA where Phoenix and Miami. Naturally I chose Miami!

Where will I go next? The question is always rolling around in my mind – where shall I go? I’m always interested in listening and reading about other people’s travels and often I am inspired by their journeys.

As previously mentioned I am considering an autumn trip possibly to Andalusia region of Spain, or Chile, or Italy, or Ecuador. I haven’t yet decided.

Tell me about a trip you have taken or a place you dream of visiting – near or far.
My wanderlust awaits your stories!

A journey through the alphabet with ABC Wednesday Project where people from around the world create a weekly post – wandering with the letter W this week.

About the Author

Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter


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  1. Roger Green says:

    You’ve been to WAY more places than I. Only US, Canada, Mexico and Barbados.

    • Susan Moore says:

      I remember seeing a schoolmate’s photos of Barbados and the beaches looked so gorgeous – especially to a Canadian girl who had never visited a tropical beach!

  2. Photo Cache says:

    thats a lot of countries – good for you. it looks like you’ve seen all that’s a “must see”, now you have to go where few souls have gone before. :)

    happy travelling.

    • Susan Moore says:

      Perception is an interesting thing – I feel like I’ve barely started exploring the globe! I haven’t even been to Italy, Egypt, Greece, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Australia, Japan, Ireland, Scotland… I could go on and on!

      So many places to see – I better get going soon to visit them all :)

  3. Well of course you must come to Australia and I can see that we are on your “to do’ list! I can completely understand your wanderlust – enjoy!! You have an impressive list of countries behind you and a never ending list ahead – have fun!
    Wren x

    • Susan Moore says:

      Thanks Wren, Yes! Definitely Australia! It’s a big trip from Texas. I’ve met lots of Aussies while traveling so hopefully I will be able to catch up with a few of them when I get there.

  4. Amit Agarwal says:

    Great take on theme, Susan!

  5. Nana Jo says:

    Even the very word ‘wanderlust’ evokes excitement and exotic joy and the headiness of the unknown. I haven’t been to nearly as many places as you, but I have my list, too.

  6. Hazel says:

    I have wanderlust too but not as brave as you are. I’m going to Bali in September. WIth a friend.

    • Susan Moore says:

      Hazel that’s exciting! Bali is so wonderful – the Balinese culture is truly warm and welcoming – I hope you make it to Ubud to take in some of the Balinese arts – I adored Bali.

  7. ellen b says:

    Girl! You are amazing. Our daughter’s maid of honor is in Ecuador right now and she has been around the world and in lots of South America to this point. She says her favorite city so far in S.A. is Cuenca, Ecuador.

    • Susan Moore says:

      I’ve heard such great things about Ecuador and it has been tugging at my wanderlust for some time now – thank you Ellen you may have just set the spark for my next big trip!

  8. Cris says:

    Oh my Gosh! Now that`s a great list! Good luck in your travelling :)

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