If you love to road trip but have a love-hate relationship with maps, you’re in the right place. The Wanderlost Way is a road trip travel blog full of tips, tricks and tales (oh, so many tales…) from my adventures on the road. I’m a road tripper at heart, and while I’m always game for, well, any kind of travel, nine times out of 10 you’ll find me behind the wheel or in the passenger seat.
I love the absolute freedom that comes with road tripping, and after marrying my love for road trips, travel, adventures and writing, The Wanderlost Way was born.
I’ve never been map savvy; I love the adrenaline of heading out on an adventure without knowing exactly where I’ll end up one day to the next. That’s the beauty of travel, am I right? And that, my friends, is The Wanderlost Way.
So where did this all start? Thanks to my travel-obsessed parents, I started my world explorations early. From whale watching in Victoria to hiking across Interlaken, I was hooked on adventure travel at a young age. And it hasn’t stopped. Now that I’m semi adult-ish (read: late twenty-something living in a Neverland world), wanderlust has become the center of my life, and I road trip in the States and overseas every chance I get.
My travel writing outside the blog has been published in outlets like Mental Floss, MSN, Travelettes and Matador Network, and I’m a contributing author to Thought Catalog’s travel book, “Let’s Get Lost”. (View published work here.)
Here on The Wanderlost Way, you’ll find road trip tips, ideas, videos and inspiration, as well as truths & tales from my time on the road (let me tell you – it’s not all sunshine & unicorns, but who needs unicorns when you have the CUTEST dog in the world?).
Now, before taking you through some of my top trips and adventures (below), I want to quickly explain what not to expect on this blog – the inherent differences between The Wanderlost Way and other travel sites. Elephant in the room, present yourself!
- I’m not living a nomadic lifestyle. I live in New York City (Hoboken to be exact!). I travel a pretty ridiculous amount, but I have a home base. And home is where the heart (and my dog Harry!) are.
- What you see is what you get. I’m much more hiking boots and beanies than high-fashion and trendy hats. I honestly just don’t care enough to put on certain outfits for the perfect Instagram photo, so … yeah. Consider this Stephanie: Unedited.
- I’m not a solo traveler. I’m fortunate to have a thrill-seeking boyfriend, plus parents and a brother who will literally drop everything and hop on a plane or get behind the wheel. While I have – and will continue to – go on solo adventures, I’m not exclusively a solo travel blogger.
OK, so the elephant’s out there. Now it’s time to take you deeper into my travelin’ ways. If you’re ever-so-curious about my Wanderlost Way road trip adventures, the photos below will give you a quick intro!