A treasure trove of travel words that describe how we feel before, during, and after we travel. Here are 35 words that are literary gems which have been gathered from languages around the world.
35 Beautiful Words That Describes Wanderlust Perfectly
The realization that each passer-by is living a life as complex as your own.
Wandering alone. A solitary adventurer who travels or wanders the globe.
An imaginary land of luxury and idleness.
A wistful longing and yearning in the heart for travels past and future.
A fear or dislike of one’s home.
A powerful feeling of both fear and fascination, of being in awe and overwhelmed by what is before you.
A spontaneous and unplanned journey where the traveler leaves their life behind allows themselves to be guided by the landscape and architecture.
A long journey.
A long journey full of adventurous.
A person who spends his time wandering.
A trip, usually off the main course.
A journey of changing one’s mind, heart or way of life.
A person who travels often or to many places for pleasure.
A group of people journeying together.
The world is a big place as not everyone will get to see it. Onism describes understanding that we’ll never get to see it all.
A desire to change and alter your life.
- Yoko meshi
This untranslatable gem describes the stress of speaking a foreign language.
When everything you see and experience is unfamiliar and strange, yet you find it marvelous anyway.
A state of being happy whilst traveling and everything feels great.
To travel purposefully towards an unknown destination.
An ache to get away and travel to a distant place, a feeling even stronger than wanderlust.
An intense and irresistible desire for freedom.
The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together.
The freedom of being alone and being able to do what you want.
The emotional state of nostalgia and longing for someone or something distant. Saudade was once described as “the love that remains” after someone is gone.
A profound and mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe.
The impossibility of comprehending the universe.
The warm feeling you get while enjoying the company of great friends and all life has to offer.
Fear of crossing a threshold to begin a new chapter.
The pleasure of being able to say “to hell with it”.
A whimsical or roaming journey.
Literally meaning, “enjoyer of life”, this describes a person who loves life deeply and lives it to the extreme.
To stir, to touch, to move to tears.
Moving or happening in every direction instantaneously.
A chance encounters with something wonderful.
Well, isn’t it a “trouvaille”? Let us know if you know more of such words in the comments section below.