Welcome to the Unlost Wanderer
I’m Laura Noelle and I am the Unlost Wanderer. You may be thinking what does that even mean? And how does one become unlost and wandering? Is that a good thing? Well I’m here to tell you for me it really is.
Let’s begin by breaking it down, Unlost simply means what it says, I am not lost. However, I am a Wanderer. And that means I am not destination focused. I believe in finding joy wherever you find yourself. This may mean at home, work, school, on a tropical island, at the top of a snowy mountain, anywhere you happen to be.
While I love to travel, it’s never mattered to me where I end up. I’m happiest doing anything I’ve never done before, and exploring any place I’ve never been before, and meeting anyone I’ve never met before. I don’t feel a strict plan and specific endpoint are necessary for me to be happy, and whole.
I have always found joy in exploration of the unknown, and 2017 I really kicked it up a notch. I left a steady job of 5 years, gave up the best apartment I ever had (I had a private backyard garden in San Francisco- almost unheard of), and put everything I owned in storage. I packed a backpack with some things and bought a one way ticket. I had a few destinations I really wanted to see and everything else I played by ear, letting my wandering soul guide me.
I began an indeterminate adventure in female solo travel and began living in a way that truly nurtured the wanderer in me. Here at The Unlost Wanderer I would like to share some of my travel revelations, experience, advice, and wanderings with you. In time I hope this may encourage some wanderings of your own. And would love to hear about your wandering journey as well. Feel free to leave a comment and follow me on social media as well for even more wandering adventures.
It’s a big, beautiful, world out there, let’s wander!