Wanderlust: a great desire to travel and rove about.
I would define myself as a wanderluster since I have this unstoppable urge to travel nonstop. I want to travel everywhere and anywhere that will bring me to a new experience.
Experiencing different cultures and societies is what drives me, and learning how different populations function is thrilling to me. I was inspired to write this post because I was jotting down all of the items I want or have that I believe would be beneficial for any ol' traveler, old or new.
1. GoPro or GoPro accessories.
A GoPro is a given no matter where you are traveling around the world. This camera enables you to capture the very essence of the country you are traveling in and will leave your friends in awe of your adventures. I went the frugal route and bought the cheapest GoPro available, which was only $129.99. With it, I bought a tripod, stick to capture better photos and photos with different angles to it.
The GoPro is also waterproof (which is major for those underwater photos in Costa Rica with the turtles). You can also get the GoPro headband that attaches around your head for those awesome photos of you riding down the Andes Mountains or hiking to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail. A definite must for any traveler.
2. A large map of the entire world.
Any wanderluster would love this because not only is it a map, but it is also evidence of all of the places you've been to. What you can do is stick pins on all of the different countries you've been to and possibly even color code the pins.
You could make the blue pins placed you've already been to, and the red pins to places you've never been to before. This is a great way to look back on where you've been and where you are motivated and inspired to go to as well.
Buy your wanderluster this cute, simple necklace as a symbol of their travels in the past and where they will end up in the future.
4. A travel journal.
If you're buying a gift for a new wanderluster, then they most likely don't have a travel journal yet. If you're buying a gift for an experienced traveler, they most likely have a travel journal already from a country they've visited too. Keeping track of travels is vital to remember everything you've done, as things can become quite foggy as you look back on your trip.
5. A globe.
This globe could be short or small. Globes are classic and a great representation of where you want to go and to also look back at huge places you've been before.
I think globes are awesome because (if you're like me) you can be spontaneous, close your eyes spin the globe and place your finger on a random spot! Research the area and find places to visit in the country. This way of finding places to travel can lead you to a place you thought you'd never venture to before.
Traveling is a great way to learn about yourself, and can even lead to a greater sense of confidence and stability within yourself. So what are you waiting for?
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What would you want as a fellow wanderluster? Do you have any of the items in this post?
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