Wanderlust is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world
At least, that’s Wikipedia’s diagnosis of this condition.
A strong desire to wander, travel and explore the world? These are symptoms I can guarantee feel all too familiar when you haven’t been on a holiday in three years. The UK is a wonderful place, but I feel like I’m about to go stir crazy. I’m over royal babies. I’m over electoral dramas. And I think might even be over eating fish and chips.
Everyone I meet wherever I go seems to have some exciting stories to tell from far away lands of intriguing cultures. The only tales I have to regale them with in return is from the three years I studied in Wales for my undergrad degree. Well, Wales is still technically kind of another country and it does have it’s own language… But it hardly gives the same spiritual reawakening one might get whilst conversing with some monk in an ancient Thai temple or whilst being off your tits from some mystery bucket at a Full Moon Party.
For those people actually holidaying this year, this Lena dress by Rebecca Minkoff is an essential beach to bar piece. Its versatility means it can be dressed down with Birkenstocks or flip flops, then dressed up with heels in the evening. Or if you’re stuck in London like me, only dreaming of hot exotic sands and ‘finding’ myself, then it’ll at least take you from your hungover brunch at your local artisan cafe to a rooftop terrace bar without compromising glamour or comfort.
photos by Carl Thompson