10 Words From Around The World That Perfectly Describe The Spirit Of Adventure

These words sum up your wanderlust way better than 'wanderlust'

Fully describing the feeling of going on an adventure is pretty hard.

That can be seen  through all the novels and memoirs throughout history that have given it a bash.

Wanderlust is a great word, but it’s pretty overused nowadays when trying to describe travel and adventure, so we’ve had a look at how other languages do it….

From coddiwomple to nemophilist, we bet there’s more than a couple of awesome words here that you’ll relate too!


(n.) English: The trail of dreams, ideas, inspirations, and experiences brought into being by the human imagination.



(n.) English: A Solitary adventurer. Someone who wanders and travels without company.



(n.) German: An ache for distant places and a longing for travel.



(v.) English To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination



(n.) French:  “The call of the void” The instinctive urge to jump from high places



(n.) French: To be taken out of a familiar world and placed into a new one



(n.) Japanese: A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe



(n.) French: “Being west” To be a daydreamer…



(n.) Swedish: The restless race of the traveler’s heart before the journey begins.



(n.) English: A love and passion for the solitude and beauty of forests and woodland.


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