Hello friends! I haven’t blogged in quite some time. Actually a very long time. I have all the usual excuses, but mostly, I was looking for a new direction. Then I had an epiphany – write about the things that I truly love (dah): travel, interior design and architecture, history and all things French. So I googled the word wanderlust looking for synonyms and found similar words in other languages.
Wanderlust is, of course, that strong desire to travel and rove about (I love the British definition!).
Being an over-the-top Francophile, I was happy to find a French mot!
Dérive is a spontaneous and unplanned journey where the traveler is guided by the landscape and architecture. Although my travels are planned, I like to be spontaneous when I arrive at my destination and architecture is certainly my guide.
Fernwen is German for the longing you feel for foreign lands. It literally means “distance- sickness”. I think about the next trip all the time!
So my future posts will incorporate any combination of my favorite things. Please join me on this journey to other places. I promise to go behind the scenes and delve into the history of beautiful buildings, homes and historic sites. I will leave the landscape and hiking treks to other travel writers. I like cobblestones under my feet!