Wishlists and Wanderings travel and inspiration

Wishlists and Wanderings

Wishlists and Wanderings was launched by me, Lauren Duvel, in August 2015 as a resource for aspiring travellers and ambitious dreamers working to achieve all the things on their bucket lists. If you love exploring our beautiful planet and the idea of being a life-long learner, you'll feel right at home here.

I share travel guides and tips (with vegan and vegetarian-friendly insight) and advice on everything from getting organised to inspirational reads to help you tackle life's changes and challenges.

  • City guides: From Marrakech to Paris, these guides are designed to help you plan what to do, see, and eat on your trip to cities around the world.

  • Travelogues: Stories about the towns, remote regions, and quirky spots I've come across in my travels.

  • Travel tips: Practical tips for making the most of your travels, from planning and saving for your trip, to packing your bags and surviving your layover.

  • Level up: Career, productivity, life hacks and other tips to help you achieve your goals.

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About Lauren Duvel

I'm a South African who has been smitten with wanderlust since a school trip to Europe when I was a teenager. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to travel even more (and even live abroad in Qatar and the United Kingdom!) in between completing a master's degree, working full time in the communications and digital industry, and co-parenting a fluffy feline named Falafel. It's taught me a lot about travelling alone (and surviving 12+ hours in economy class), embracing change, and defining my own version of ‘normal’.

Driven by a love of writing and helping others turn their dreams into practical to-do lists, I started Wishlists and Wanderings to inspire readers to travel and share what I've learnt in my efforts to grow my skills and live a more positive and peaceful life.

Where have you travelled to?

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So far, I've visited 22 countries (some more often than others). I generally only write about the places I have visited multiple times or spent enough time in to feel comfortable giving recommendations and advice, so there isn’t a guide to all of them!

Want specifics? The list is: Singapore, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy,  the Vatican City, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, BelgiumFrance, Monaco, Spain, the United Kingdom, Greece, the United States, Peru, Mozambique, Morocco and Tunisia... oh, and I'm counting my home country, South Africa, too!

My ideal trip would involve historical sites (the more ancient the better... all the ruins, please!), mountains or the sea, interesting walkable neighbourhoods, cute vegan-friendly cafés and good coffee.

I have a special space in my heart for the stunning city located at the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Town, where I lived for just over four years. I currently live in London, England and before that I lived among the skyscrapers in Doha, the capital city of the land of sunshine and sand dunes, Qatar.

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Please note: This is a single author site, and I don’t publish guest posts or do link exchanges. If you want to reach out for something else, feel free to email.