Word for Today: Wanderlust

Longtail lunch vendor on Bangkok's Chao Phraya River

Today's dictionary.com word of the day:

wanderlust \WON-der-luhst\, noun:
a strong desire to wander or travel

by 1902, from German Wanderlust, literally "desire for wandering"
Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for wanderlust

There are as many explanations for acute wanderlust as there are Travelers who suffer from it. But common to them all is the desire to break through the protective bubble that surrounds ordinary tourists as they move from one homogenous, CNN-wired hotel to another.-- Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post, 1998-12-27