March 29, 2017

About Wanderlust for One

What’s wanderlust? Well, according to the dictionary, wanderlust is “a strong, innate desire to roam or travel about.” What’s Wanderlust for One? A travel blog and website following one traveler’s adventures as she faces her fear of flying, stumbles through social situations, and tackles the world solo.

On the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California

On the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. I didn't know it then, but some seriously transcendent ice cream was just around the proverbial corner.

My name’s Marsha and here’s the one thing you should know about me: I was born to travel. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had this insatiable desire to move. To go somewhere. To get lost.

Up until a few years ago, I typically traveled with groups of friends but after graduating from college and entering the workforce, with college friends pairing off, getting married, and having kids, finding a travel partner became increasingly difficult. Even so, my wanderlust was stronger than ever.

In 2008, after grappling with yet another severe case of wanderlust in the wee hours of the morning (3 am early enough for ya?), I decided to strike out on my own. And I haven’t looked back since.

Solo travel maybe isn’t for everyone but it’s definitely for me. There’s a freedom I experience when I travel alone that I normally don’t feel when I travel any other way. If you want to learn more about my solo travel journey, this post (“The Birth of a Solo Traveler”)  is the best place to start.

Why blog about it?

I started this blog in the summer of 2010 under the name Single Occupancy and two years, later, in the summer of 2012, the site was reborn as Wanderlust for One. Blogging about travel combines my love of travel with a few of my favorite hobbies (writing, photography, and web design) while allowing me to document my travels for posterity. The bonus is that I get to share my travels with you.

If you’re stumbling upon this site for the first time while researching the possibility of venturing out on your own, I hope my story inspires you to take the leap. Solo travel is where it’s at. For realz.

Like what you’ve read so far and want to stay connected with me and my solo adventures? I’m all over social media. Pick your platform and stay tuned!