25. Numinous (adj.)
Definition: Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted.
24. Dépaysement (n.)
Definition: The disorientation felt in a foreign country or culture. The feeling of being a fish out of water.
23. Dérive (n.)
Definition: A spontaneous journey where the traveller leaves their life behind for a time to let the spirit of the landscape and architecture attract and move them.
22. Sehnsucht (n.)
Definition: The inconsolable longing in the human heart for a far, familiar, non-earthly land one can identify as one’s home.
21. Fernweh (n.)
Definition: A craving for travel. Being homesick for a place you’ve never been.
20. Sonder (v.)
Definition: The realization that each random passer-by is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
19. Hodophile (adj.)
Definition: “Lover of roads”, or better “love of travel.”
18. Resfeber (n.)
Definition: The restless race of the traveller’s heart before the journey begins, when anxiety and anticipation are tangled together.
17. Nemophilist (n.)
Definition: A haunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude.
16. Vagary (n.)
Definition: An unpredictable instance, a wandering journey; a whimsical, wild or unusual idea, desire, or action.
15. Coddiwomple (v.)
Origin: English Slang Word
Definition: To travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.
14. Annu Miarabilis (n.) (phr.)
Definition: A remarkable or notable year in history; a year of wonders and miracles, used to speak hopefully of the future.
13. Wanderlust (n.)
Definition: A strong, innate, impulse or desire to travel the world.
12. Yūgen (n.)
Definition: An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words.
11. Sojourn (n.)
Origin: Latin, Old French
Definition: A period of time when you stay in a place as a traveler or guest.
10. Strikhedonia (n.)
Definition: The pleasure of being able to say “to hell with it!”
9. Eleutheromania (n.)
Definition: An intense and irresistible desire for freedom.
8. Smultroställe (n.)
Definition: A special place discovered, treasured, returned to for solace and relaxation; a personal idyll free from stress and sadness.
7. Solivagant (adj.)
Definition: Wandering alone.
6. Wayfarer (n.)
Definition: Someone who travels, especially on foot.
5. Livsnjutare (n.)
Definition: One who loves life deeply and lives it to the extreme
4. Sturmfrei (adj.)
Definition: The freedom of not being watched by a parent or superior; being alone at a place and having the ability to do what you want.
3. Cosmopolitan (adj.) (n.)
Definition: At home all over the world,” and as a noun, “a citizen of the world.
2. Selcouth (adj.)
Definition: Unfamiliar, rare, strange, and yet marvellous.
1. Peregrinate (v.)
Definition: Travel or wander around from place to place.
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Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.