Do you like travelling? You probably do, but how much? Are you happy to go on a couple of holidays a year, or are you one of those who really suffer staying in one place for a few months, weeks or even days? If the latter, then there’s a perfect word to describe your urge to constantly move on – it’s wanderlust.
The English language borrowed it from German at the very start of the twentieth century. It’s a blend of two German words, meaning literally ‘desire to wander’.
How can it be used in a sentence? Here’s some examples:
Smitten by wanderlust, he quit his job, sold his house and spent the rest of his life gallivanting all over the world.
She suffers from wanderlust but has to stay at home with children.
Shortly after the Iron Curtain had been lifted, he went on a sightseeing holiday to Paris and was immediately gripped by wanderlust visiting one country after another until he died last year.
That’s a nice addition to your vocabulary, isn’t it?