Monday, May 16, 2005


wan·der·lust (n.)

A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel.
[German : wandern, to wander (from Middle High German) + Lust, desire (from Middle High German, from Old High German..]

Today I am struck with a dose of Monday-itis and a set of itchy feet that wish to be somewhere else. In the spirit of up-up-and-away, here are some links for the deskbound traveller:

  • A fab collection of vintage airline carry-on bags at Airline Bag Lounge, collected by Troy Litten author of Wanderlust.
  • Troy has captured some wonderful images on his most recent adventures in Morocco, a place I have always wanted to visit.
  • A site I discovered last year, and have been obsessed with ever since, Airline Meals. Primarily a site about (oddly enough) airline meals, and yet so much more than that with its traveller supplied photos and reviews, glimpses into behind the scenes and links to somewhat obscure airlines (such as Yangon Air of Myanmar, Burma).
  • His trip is long since over, but Mike Pugh's online round-the-world travelogue Vagabonding is still a fascinating read. He followed this route and blogged the experience, quite an achievement. I started reading his adventures when he was in the final phase of the trip, and was enthralled.
  • I love this collection of aircraft tail livery photos at Airliners.Net "The Wings Of The Web".
  • Cliff Muskiet, a KLM flight attendant, is also the owner of a huge collection of Stewardess Uniforms. Errr, why?

    Bon Voyage!

    Rock the Mike said...

    On the wanderlust tip, talks are underway to celebrate my nephew's bar mitzvah in...Australia! Sadly, he's not of age until next year. By then it'll be almost two years of foreplay, Andrew, can you even imagine the extent of the fizzle after that buildup?

    The Other Andrew said...

    Best start preparing yourself for crushing disappointment.


    Don't forget to pack the 2xist boxer briefs and all will be well. Meanwhile, I'm off to book ahead for emergency liposuction.

    Mike said...

    I'm packing them right now.

    Mike said...

    While I'm sitting here.
    In them.
    In case that wasn't clear.

    The Other Andrew said...

    Crystal clear.