WanderLust in Real Life:

A blog to inspire WanderLust in your life through helpful tips, itineraries & travel inspiration.

  • HOW TO SPEND 15 UNBELIEVABLE DAYS IN ITALY: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & MUCH MORE

    HOW TO SPEND 15 UNBELIEVABLE DAYS IN ITALY: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO & MUCH MORE

    Italy After spending 15 days in Italy it’s clear to me why so many people return time and time again. This country is truly magical! We barely scratched the surface on amazing places to go during our recent trip. I’m definitely scheming about where to go next time. Because there definitely will be a next […]

  • HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY AT THE GRAND CANYON

    HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY AT THE GRAND CANYON

    Grand Canyon National Park The Grand Canyon is one of the most well known United States National Parks and can be visited in just one day. And for good reason, it’s truly stunning! Many flock to see the Grand Canyon in person year round. (Typically it is a lot busier in the summer months!) However, […]

  • THINGS TO DO DURING WINTER IN MINNESOTA: YOUR ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST

    THINGS TO DO DURING WINTER IN MINNESOTA: YOUR ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST

    Winter in Minnesota Keep your winter in Minnesota exciting by completing a bucket list of must do winter activities and experiences. Winter is more than just a cold season. When the temps drop down, turn up the fun! Minnesota winters are characterized by cold below freezing temperatures. This is ideal for snow but during a […]

  • WHAT TO DO IN NEW YORK FOR THANKSGIVING

    WHAT TO DO IN NEW YORK FOR THANKSGIVING

    New York/NYC Thanksgiving In the United States, Thanksgiving is a holiday in late November where most full time employees (like myself and my husband) received two vacation days which makes it a perfect time for a long weekend get away! New York City is an iconic place to spend Thanksgiving. Especially since the Macy’s Thanksgiving […]

  • WHERE YOU HAVE TO EAT A NY BAGEL WHILE VISITING NEW YORK CITY (NYC)

    WHERE YOU HAVE TO EAT A NY BAGEL WHILE VISITING NEW YORK CITY (NYC)

    NYC Spending time in New York City and not having at least one NY bagel should definitely be a sin! One of the most quintessential culinary NY experiences most definitely is having a NY bagel with schmear. (They do not mess around when it comes to the amount of cream cheese!) Seriously New York (NY) […]

  • THE BEST CRAFT BEER BREWERIES IN NYC TO VISIT

    THE BEST CRAFT BEER BREWERIES IN NYC TO VISIT

    Craft Beer in NYC/Manhattan No trip is complete without checking out some breweries during your time spent in in NYC. Manhattan is an amazing place to visit for great food & drink. Due to the compact nature of the city, it’s not very conducive to the large spaces needed for beer brewing and production. Many […]

  • POMPEII, ITALY: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING

    POMPEII, ITALY: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING

    Why Visit Pompeii Italy? If you’re near Naples, Sorrento or Positano during your time in Italy definitely carve out a day to spend visiting Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii is an amazing natural phenomenon that you really have to see to fully appreciate. It is famous due to the fact that it was destroyed in 79 CE […]

  • THE BEST FESTIVE EVENTS FOR CHRISTMAS CHEER IN MINNESOTA

    THE BEST FESTIVE EVENTS FOR CHRISTMAS CHEER IN MINNESOTA

    A LIST OF FUN UNIQUE EVENTS & THINGS TO DO DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON (MOSTLY IN THE TWIN CITIES) What is there to do to celebrate Christmas in Minnesota? Minnesota is truly the “Ultimate Winter Wonderland”. If you’ve never been to the state of Minnesota in the winter, I mean it’s hard not to be […]

  • WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN MN

    WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN MN

    As a local Minnesotan that has lived in MN a majority of my life, I definitely have the scoop on where you can see the best Christmas lights in MN. In no time you will be planning your next outing with some fluffy white snow falling down, hearing Christmas music, and enjoying the twinkling festive […]

  • THE BEST OF WYOMING: FROM JACKSON TO YELLOWSTONE

    THE BEST OF WYOMING: FROM JACKSON TO YELLOWSTONE

    About Wyoming Wyoming is located in a mountainous region of the United States. It is the 10th largest state in the USA by area. However, given the wide sprawling space it is also the least populated state. Cheyenne is the capital city of Wyoming. Many travelers that have been to Wyoming opt for Jackson (or […]