WanderLust in Real Life

A travel blog to help you fulfill the wanderlust in your life by providing itinerary inspiration, travel tips & insight on tasty food and drinks along the journey.

Hi! I’m Heather & I’d like to Welcome you to my travel blog WanderLust in Real Life!

I aim to help you fulfill the wanderlust in your life by providing itinerary inspiration, travel tips & insight on tasty food and drinks along the journey. I’m always seeking out craft beer especially while I travel! Check out more details of the Breweries I’ve traveled to and my passion of Craft Beer Travel.

I’m a corporate professional working a fully remote 9-5 job constantly having wanderlust while I’m living my real life. Hence, the idea for “WanderLust in Real Life” was born. Growing up, I didn’t travel much and found a passion for travel and other countries in college. I studied abroad twice and since then always have adventures planned near or far.

Growing up I lived in Northern Minnesota and previously I lived in the “Twin Cities” suburbs near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 2022, I relocated to DFW (Fort Worth) Texas. In between, selling our home & settling in Texas my husband and I (along with our dog) embarked on an extended road trip in our travel trailer. We started a YouTube channel to chronicle our relocation journey or as we have coined it “Our Grand Adventure” and will share everything travel on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe and turn on notifications so you don’t miss a thing!

I travel throughout the United States & worldwide but you better believe I always have a trip near or far on deck.

The WanderLust in Real Life Travel Blog

woman standing looking at a waterfall in Glacier National Park while hiking
Glacier National Park, Montana

USA National Parks

Itineraries & inspiration for National Park Travel within the United States. Whether you spend a day or two or longer, inspiration into the parks themselves and nearby cities in the USA.

Bean and Bear Lake on the North Shore of Minnesota during fall/autumn
Bean & Bear Lake Hike on the North Shore of Minnesota

Minnesota Travel

Living in Minnesota for 30+ years, thoughtful insight into some of the best seasonal attractions, travel guide for the underrated midwest state and how to pack for the weather year round.

Hiking on the blue trail in the Cinque Terre in Italy
Hiking in the Cinque Terre, Italy

Europe Itineraries

Itineraries & travel inspiration for countries across Europe including: Italy, Iceland, Ireland & the UK (plus much more!)

Along a canal in venice, craft beer bottles and glasses of beer with colorful buildings on the other side of the canal in Italy.
Craft beer bar in Venice, Italy

Craft Beer & Travel

Exploring destinations across the world through Craft beer. Some of the most surprising places can have great spots to enjoy a glass or two!

The Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas
Waco, Texas


Texas is a large state with much to explore! New content coming soon as I embark on adventures across my new home state.

Woman on boat outside of New York City on Thanksgiving Day

USA Travel Itineraries

The United States is a varied country with a lot to explore. From large cities like New York City to fun roadtrips and long weekends, there’s always trips and places to explore. Get inspired!


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