Wishlists and Wanderings travel and inspiration

Wishlists and Wanderings

Wishlists and Wanderings was launched in August 2015 as a resource for aspiring travellers and ambitious people working to reach their goals. If you love exploring our beautiful planet, eating freaking delicious plant-based food, and the idea of being a life-long learner, you'll feel right at home here.

We share travel guides and tips (with vegan and vegetarian-friendly insight) and self-improvement and learning posts 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.
  • Wanderings: Guides to the small 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, life, and self-improvement tips to help you achieve your goals.

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About Lauren 

I'm a 20-something South African who has been smitten with wanderlust since a trip to Europe when I was a teenager. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to be able to travel even more, in between completing a master's degree in media theory and practice, working full time in the communications and digital industry, and co-parenting a fluffy feline named Lemon. It's taught me a lot about travelling alone (and surviving 12+ hours in economy class), living a more balanced life, and embracing change.

Driven by a love of writing and helping people achieve their goals, I started Wishlists and Wanderings to inspire others 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 17 countries (some more often than others). Want specifics? The list is: Singapore, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Monaco, the Vatican City, Greece, the United States, Peru, 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, healthy vegetarian-friendly cafés and good coffee.

I have a special space in my heart for Paris and the stunning city located at the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Town. I currently live among the skyscrapers in Doha, the capital city of the land of sunshine and sand dunes, Qatar.

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