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10 words from around the world for the Wanderlust Generation

Sakhita Sharma

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Travel leaves us with so many unforgettable experiences. That time you hitch-hiked down the spine of South America or when you bathed with baby elephants in Asia. This generation – our generation – needs these experiences more than any other generation before us. We‘re not afraid to pack up and set out, explore: some of us surf on couches, others stay in dorms, some book somebody else’s home. But when our parents may or may not love travelling, we need it. [/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]We crave it.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]This is the Wanderlust generation, and it needs more words. These are words from all around the world that describe what we are and how we feel:[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”25″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thb_gap height=”10″][thb_image image=”14377″][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]

#1 Wanderlust (n.):

English –  A strong, innate, impulse or desire to travel the world. Essentially, a lust for wandering, something that no-one can resist.

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#2. Cosmopolitan (adj.):

English – Free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments. In other words, someone who is at home all over the world.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”25″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thb_gap height=”10″][thb_image image=”14375″][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]

#3 Hiraeth (n.):

Welsh – a type of home sickness that is unique to Welsh culture; an expression of intense longing andbond one feels with one’s home country when away from it.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”25″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thb_gap height=”10″][thb_image image=”14373″][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]

#4 Eutheromania (n.):

Greek – An intense and irresistible desire for freedom.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”25″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thb_gap height=”10″][thb_image image=”14372″][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]

#5 Fernweh (n.):

German – An ache for far-off places and being as far from where you are as you can be. The craving for travel. I.e. “farsickness”.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”25″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thb_gap height=”10″][thb_image image=”14371″][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]#6 Nefelibata (n.) 

Portuguese – Literally “cloud walker”; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination, or one who does not obey or live by the conventions of society.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”25″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thb_gap height=”10″][thb_image image=”14370″][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]

#7 Vacilando (v.):

Spanish – The act of wandering. The art of travelling when the journey is much more important than the destination.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”25″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thb_gap height=”10″][thb_image image=”14369″][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]

#8 Yūgen (n.):

Japanese – An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words. That feeling on top of a mountain, or in the middle of the ocean that leaves immense sense of magnificence with the magnitude of the Earth.
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#9 Lehitkalev (v.):

Hebrew – Literally “to dog it.” To put up with a lower standard of uncomfortable conditions of living or travel.[/vc_column_text][thb_gap height=”25″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][thb_gap height=”10″][thb_image image=”14367″][thb_gap height=”10″][vc_column_text]

#10 Resfeber (n.)

Swedish – The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and excitement are tangled together; a travel fever that can manifest as an illness. It’s that jolt in your heart when you officially purchase your plane tickets, when a mix of overwhelming emotions can leave you feeling anxious or physically ill.

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