Suffering from Wanderlust?

wan·der·lust:

a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

airplane in sky
I frequently suffer from wanderlust. When it first appears the symptoms settle in my bones and then it begins to drive me just a little nutty. My first affliction with wanderlust appeared at an early age. My parents took me on many adventures throughout the United States and Europe. I was very lucky and realized that I couldn’t get enough of wandering about.
Many of us are troubled with wanderlust ever so often.  When you get a strong case of wanderlust and cannot get away to satiate that desire to explore, here are a few suggestions that might help get you through it.
change it up
1. Step away from your routine. Mix it up a bit. Head down to a new cafe in the morning for your coffee and pay attention to what is around you. Keep electronic devices out of reach.
2. Try something new. I keep looking at the painting classes from my local Groupon and think, I might have to give it a try. Maybe a cooking class too…
3. Take a tour in your own city. I live in a big enough city where there are still new things to explore, if this is not the case with you, it maybe as simple as taking a different route just to see a new street or a new view.
4. Find a new restaurant, a new store or even a grocery store that may have just a little bit of a different “flavor”. There is a great Mediterranean grocery store near me that I must visit again.
sunset
5. Connect to the moment, watch the sunset or sunrise and just sit still and breathe.
6. Check into a hotel in your city for an easy getaway or you can even rent a home through one of the many vacation rental websites like, http://www.homeaway.com or http://www.vrbo.com. It doesn’t have to be pricey, there are lots of deals these days.
There is so much to do and see right under our toes but we get complacent and stuck. I am very guilty of this. Time to cure my wanderlust!  I am heading out now, see you soon!
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