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Here you will find travel information tilted toward the adult, independent traveler.
And we do sometimes get tilted.
“Who is this guy? And what,” you ask yourself, “is he talking about? Adult, independent traveler?”
Let me introduce myself. I am Aergo Wanderlust.
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I am your guide through this world of adult independent travel.
“There, he said it again. WTF?”
Adult Independent Travel
When I talk about adult independent travel, I mean travel by adults that is not directed by someone else’s agenda.
Why is this important to you? Because if that is not you, the best you can hope for is some occasional entertainment.
If it is in line with how you want your life to proceed, then we intend to be of some help.
So how do you know if this is the right place for you?
Are you an Adult?
And no, I don’t mean the over 18 qualification that some of those other sites ask for.
First it means not kids. While we are not filth mongers, the entertainments we suggest here are intended to be consumed by adults. We are NOT a family travel site (but we are really fond of some family friendly places, like Disneyland).
Secondly, it means you are past the crazy years. If you don’t know which ones are the crazy years, you may not be out of them yet. Those years when “travel” meant drinking 20 hours a day, getting sun burned, and coming home with sand fleas.
Nothing wrong with that. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
Or conversely, your crazy years were spent hiking glaciers up the side of some mountain 1000 miles from the nearest help.
Survival is no longer high on the list of things to consider when you plan a trip.
(On a recent tram tour in Yosemite, our guide was an avid climber.
I learned more about climbing that day than I ever thought I would know. It was interesting and exciting to experience his passion and knowledge.
And I was very happy to learn about it from the comfort of a seat on a tram on a sunny spring day.)
What is does mean is that you have a good idea of who you are, what you like, and what you consider fun. You don’t take yourself too seriously, and you are not rashly inconsiderate of others. You wish to go new places, meet new people, and absorb new cultures. Not to globalize them into conformance but to celebrate and cherish the differences.
Are you Independent?
You are independent if you prefer to make your own travel plans. Keep your agenda your own.
You don’t have to avoid all organized activities (I am thinking about Germaine’s Luau on Oahu, Hawaii).
But your travel is not dictated by some bus driver blowing his whistle (or the cruise boat blowing her horns).
And if something better comes along, you throw the plan to the wind and go with the flow.
My parents, God bless them, love to travel on packages, where everything is planned and taken care of and all they have to think about is showing up on time.
That is not independent travel (although I hope I can do that much in my 80’s). If that is your idea of heaven, we may not be for you.
Do you like to Travel?
Since you are here, I have to assume you have some interest in travelling.
Some people don’t. And that is great for them.
There are people I went to high school with 45 years ago who still have not made it out of the county we grew up in.
The world needs those people. Those are the people we want to meet when we travel. J
But you are a traveler.
You want to know what is happening around the next bend.
You need to experience the sound of taking your morning coffee under a sequoia next to a babbling brook just off the back patio of one of the Great Lodges in Yosemite National Park.
You have a burning desire to discover how many different ways to make Zinfandel there are.
The world is a big place. Are you going to reveal the answer to life, the universe and everything?
I am not that wise. And you wouldn’t believe me if I told you.
My personal travel goals include much more of the world than I have visited so far (Sorry, SpaceX, still planning on just this one world for now)
But there are a few things I know a little bit about.
For the past 30+ years, I have been living in the western United States. Los Angeles, Phoenix, Honolulu, San Francisco.
And during that time, I have been fascinated by the incredible diversity of the land, the people, the places. And most especially what I consider one of our greatest treasures, the National Park System.
So I’ll tell ya what we’re gonna do
We are going to explore the west together, with a focus on the National Parks but not exclusively.
Because we are all adults here.
In addition to the wilderness you love good food, good entertainment, and good company. And only occasionally do those things happen in abundance in a National Park.
I’ll will share my experiences. I will share other people’s experiences. Hell, I’ll share your experiences if you can tell me a good story.
Together we will learn all about a place, or some aspect of a place.
And we will discover some recommendations that will help make your travel easier and more enjoyable.
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Meanwhile, you can find a pretty steady stream of other people’s articles on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instragam feeds, just so you don’t get too hungry. You will find links to those below this article.
Wait! This is a trick! That looks like an advertisement right over there!
Welcome to America. It costs money to be here.
Yes, I do sell things through my blog. In addition to the blatant ads, some of the links I include in my articles will pay me a finder’s fee if you buy from that link.
Some operators may give me an incentive to write about their venue. That will always be disclosed, and I will always write an honest article.
So consider buying some of the recommendations you see here. Clicking that link will NEVER cost you more than buying it directly. And it will help bring you better and more complete travel information. Win-win!
So what do I have to do?
Really, your job is simple.
First, subscribe to the site using the link on this page.
Second, absorb the material here. Make it part of your next travel plan.
Heck, start a travel plan.
And above all, Wander.
About the Author
I am your fearless guide through the world of Independent Travel and TheWanderlustLLC.com I will provide guidance, direction, content, and overarching spiritual aura to the site (can you tell I wrote this myself).