Wanderlust: A strong, innate desire, to rove or travel about.
My name is Monique! Welcome to my Travel & Lifestyle blog.
I believe that even though travel is a privilege, people are more capable of doing it than they think. My motto is “buy the flight” and figure out the rest later, and I do just that. With the right tools and techniques, you could be flying halfway around the world for a fraction of what you thought it cost. You don’t have to break the bank to travel.
To me, travel is life and one of the things that make me happiest.
I hope you’re here because traveling, and the thought of it, makes you happy too. I write about my solo adventures around the world and my life as a nomad. I also recap places I’ve been, give tips on where to stay and things to do, and offer up reasons why you should travel alone, at least once in your life.
To travel is to learn and I honestly believe people can learn more from experiencing other places and cultures than they ever could in a classroom. I’m here to share my experiences and encourage you to share you very own.
I am a nomad.
I currently choose one country to spend a minimum of one month in. While I encourage even 3 day trips if that’s all you have time for, I feel that for me to really experience a country and its people, I want to spend longer periods of time there. After obtaining an M.B.A. and going on to work full time in the corporate world of NYC, I decided to leave my 9-5 and do what I love most: travel, share those experiences, and encourage others to travel near and far. I’m now a full time writer and nomad.
The name “Wanderlust My Way” came to mind years after tattooing a huge compass and the word “wanderlust” on my leg. I for sure have the innate desire to travel the world, but I do it my way. I’m in no race to visit X amount of countries by age X, nor do I try to travel exactly like your favorite travel blogger. I do my own thing, on my own time. This is Wanderlust, My Way.
The highlights of my travel adventures:
- 2014: Paris, Costa Rica, Venice, Milan
- 2015: Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic, Amalfi Coast, Naples, San Francisco
- 2016: Belize, Iceland, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London, Montreal, Lisbon, Madrid, Thailand
- 2017: Cancun, Cuba, Tulum, Bali, Cinque Terre, Florence, Milan, Paris, Medellin, Cartagena
- 2018: Malta, Nice, Montenegro, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Hamburg
- 2019: Tanzania (& Zanzibar), Montana, Rome, Florence, Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Moving to Los Angeles
Because I’m American, I didn’t bother listing all of the many places I’ve been in America or Canada. Stay tuned for more travel!