You may not know this but my word for 2012 is Wanderlust. I’m not a person who often travels but this year, I want to get out and explore the world around me. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out about Wanderlove.
Wanderlove is a site that collects and displays pictures from places all over the world. Whether you enjoy traveling or you’re just an armchair traveler, one glance at the site and your imagination will fly.
The site is the brainchild of Kirsten Hubbard. Kirsten is also an author whose debut novel of the same name is being published on March 13th by Random House. The book is the story of a teenage girl who dreams of traveling around the world and gets her wish. Right now there’s a contest going on and Kirsten has been asking for submissions for the site. As a bonus, if you submit a picture of your travels whether an exotic place or just your backyard before March 5th, you’ll be entered to win a special copy of Wanderlove. To enter, send your picture to wanderbooks at gmail (dot) com.
This may sound silly but there are a few indie bookstores in my city that I haven’t visited yet. Plus, there’s a section of my city called Retro Row that I’ve haven’t been to in years. There’s even an old-fashioned movie theatre that plays art films during the day and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at night. Now that I’m thinking about it, I think I should make a special trip down there really soon.
Since we’re on the subject on traveling, what’s your favorite place to travel to? Is there some place that you dream of travelling to but haven’t had the chance yet?