Small Thoughts at Large – Observations from the Beach

I just returned from a winter vacation where I temporarily traded the cold winds of Chicago for the warm sun of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. While there, I registered some small observations. Here are my small thoughts at large about my recent beach vacation.Observation number one: Tattoos are definitely the norm – I don’t know if […]

The Ones That Got Away

I’ve been fortunate to amass a nice collection of photographs from my travels over the years. Between myself and my travel companions, we’ve been able to capture some pretty cool images on film. Most impressively would be the bears, moose, bison, eagles, etc. that we encountered while in the national parks. Also, the iconic landmarks […]

Cleansing Your Spirit Starts With Your Sole

Our own definition of Wanderlust is as follows: A yearning to wander that starts with the Sole. It’s a play on words that tries to capture our need to hike, to walk, to be immersed in nature because it is necessitated by our very soul. As Wanderlusters, we know that a walk in nature is […]

The Anniversary Interview

We just hit a big milestone! Wanderlust turned one! Yes, we are now celebrating our first year in business, and it’s been quite a year. As I paused and pondered the first year in business, I decided I didn’t want to do just a traditional blog of my reflections. Rather, I commissioned a couple of […]

What I Learned About Alaska

I had the opportunity, privilege really, to travel to Alaska two summers in a row. Last year, I took a cruise with my brother and our shared friends, and we traveled to Juneau, Sitka, Glacier Bay, and Ketchikan. While the cruise itself was a great deal of fun, I remember standing on the boat deck […]

Trail Speak in the Great Smoky Mountains

I recently had the opportunity to get my hikers back on and hit the trails. After several Florida beach trips and an Alaskan cruise, it felt like forever since my feet were swaddled in my hikers. I missed it. A lot.So, I laced up and hit the Smoky Mountain trails. I’ll be honest, though. I […]

The Sounds of Nature

I took up running many years ago. I’m not really sure why, though. Perhaps it was to combat aging and weight gain, or perhaps it was a way to alleviate the stresses of my mind. Either way, it doesn’t matter. I ended up enjoying the activity, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to be outside, […]

Beach or Mountains?

There’s a book, by Mickey Gill, called Coke or Pepsi. On the cover it boasts, “Amazingly awesome questions 2 ask your friends!” Inside, it does ask light, thought-provoking, personality-based questions that simply ask your preference between two things. For instance, “Sunrise or Sunset?” “Sweet or Salty?” “Spender or Saver?” You get the idea. One of […]

Outdoor Education

When I was in college, I took a course called “Outdoor Education.” To be honest, I was just a few credits shy of graduating, and I was, okay, I’ll say it out loud, looking for a blow-off class. How hard could “Outdoor Education” really be, right? Wrong. There really is so much to learn about […]

The Randomness of Strangers

The meeting of strangers. Is it happenstance? Serendipity? Coincidence? Fate? I used to not really think about it, but as I age and reflect more, I think the randomness of strangers isn’t, well, as random as I once thought. There are people I’ve met that for whatever reason remain in my life. There are those […]

Out & About

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Aside from shopping online, did you know you can also find our shirts in gift stores near some of our beloved national parks? We're in Zion, Bryce, Great Smoky Mountains, and Rocky Mountain NP.

Once you buy a shirt, and you are out and about traveling in the great outdoors, snap a picture of you in your Wanderlust shirt and share it with us on social media! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – @Wanderlustmark.

Please email us if you have any questions, or if you just want to share some travel stories. We love hearing from you! Happy Travels to all of you!

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