Wanderlust’s Salve

I am a home body more than ever these days. I lust for comfort, a quiet space to peel back the layers to my core. James Patterson referred to travel as “exotic suffering”. It often is and not something I am eager to discover. But there are those moments when it hits me.


Wanderlust takes over: the impulse to lose my origin if for just a time. Say Farewell to the inhabitants of this urban jungle and sail away. To dive into the sun.

Heaven's gate

Every day I get up, get dressed and head to work.  I return home. Throw on my sweatpants. Visit with friends. Read, write, draw and go to bed. But there are stretches on my commute when I think to myself just keep driving…see where you end up. Go. Fly Away. Be Free.

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But inevitably my car pulls into my parking slot. I climb the stairs to my office and so the cycle begins again. A few weeks ago I shared this overwhelming urge to run away and today I discovered a salve for what ails me. Travel videos by Andrew Julian.

Two in particular ~ Meet me in Big Sur and The Quiet City: Winter in Paris.

But be warned. If you are afflicted with wanderlust these videos may hurt more than help.

Images: Both images above belong to Andrew Julian. Snapshots from his Meet Me in Big Sur.

The Weekend 3/22/13 ~ Running Away

A bunch of people I know keep telling me I need a vacation. But I don’t want to go anywhere. I would much rather stay home these days…Honestly most days.

For me it is more often an overwhelming urge to run away entirely and start from scratch. For anyone who has watched Angel Eyes you know what scratch means. I just can’t figure out where I would go. Besides I know it really wouldn’t change a thing. So I stay put.

So for now the internet and other people’s videos will do the trick.

With each one I take a mini vacation and grab a glimpse into another persons world. Here I can meet interesting people like Paul from Grammercy Tywriter Company in city’s I love like NY.

Or walk the streets of a city I yearn to visit.

Or see places I know I will never visit but find none the less beautiful and apparently cheeky.


I hope you have a weekend full of day dreams about the places you will go!

Image: vmacandcheese