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April 5, 2023

The desire to travel: A journey through the history of wanderlust


Lisa Grundlich
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Since ancient times, people have felt the need to explore new places, experience adventures, and discover the unknown. But what drives this desire to travel, and how has it changed over the centuries? This article takes you on an exciting journey through the history of wanderlust.

Table of contents

  • The ancient world: discoverers and conquerors
  • The Middle Ages: Pilgrims and Trade Journeys
  • The modern era: The birth of tourism
  • Modernity: mass tourism and individual trips
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The ancient world: discoverers and conquerors

“Not all who wander around are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Alexander the Great: Conquered large parts of the known world.
  • Marco Polo: Traveled all the way to China and opened the West to the treasures of the Orient.

The Middle Ages: Pilgrims and Trade Journeys

Travel in the name of faith and trade:

  1. Pilgrimages to Jerusalem: A journey to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
  2. The Silk Road: A network of trade routes that connected East and West.

The modern era: The birth of tourism

  • Grand Tour: An educational trip through Europe for young nobles.
  • Thomas Cook: Pioneer of package holidays, made travel accessible to the masses.

Modernity: mass tourism and individual trips

“The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read a page of it.” — Augustinus Aurelius
  • Cheap flights: Make travel affordable for almost everyone.
  • Digital nomads: People who travel and work wherever they want.

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The story of wanderlust shows that the desire to travel is deeply rooted in human nature. With a eSIM by BuddySIM Are you ready to write the next chapter of your personal journey through the world.

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