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Wanderlust..."the love of
Wanderlust is a word derived from
German, roughly translating as "love of travel" in English. Others consider it
to be a simple compound of wander+lust.
One of the words comprising "Wanderlust" is "wandern", a verb roughly meaning
"to hike", although it is different from the English meaning of the word. The
German word "wandern" is more akin to a leisurely, highly enjoyable jaunt in the
outdoors, while the English connotation of "to hike" is more akin to something
that's strenuous, difficult and challenging.
"Lust" in English takes on a meaning akin to "passion" or "desire", although the
word in German also has the connotation of "delight" or "zest".
Wanderlust is a cultural attribute of the Germans that is readily apparent to
anyone who spends time in Germany. The Germans, as a people, love the outdoors
and highly value pristine, undisturbed natural surroundings, and attempt to keep
human disturbances to a minimum. It's not uncommon for one to see regional
trains in Germany on weekends packed with hikers wearing their Wanderschuhe
To the English speaker, "wanderlust" means something close to having the itch to
travel, to get out and see the world. It's not quite the same as in German, but
the ideas of embracing an urge to get outside and move are roughly equivalent.
The term Wanderlust in German sounds old-fashioned today. To retranslate the
English Wanderlust in the sense of "love of travel" into German, the expression
Fernweh is more appropriate. Whatever the phrase you choose to use, Aplus
tours is happy to help you plan and execute your traveling needs.
Whether your sense of adventure
takes you on a bus charter with your organization, on a raft rental float trip
through Knights Ferry or Oakdale, camping, or an individual bus tour to a
casino, you have come to the right place at Aplus Tours. Please visit our family
of travel companies and experience the wonder of travel and adventure.