Hi! I’m Amelia, the blogger behind Wanderlust, and Coming Home. I’m a proud Kentuckian, born and raised, with a penchant for exploring new places. I love my home in the Bluegrass State, but my wandering spirit takes me to places far and away as often as I can make it happen. My ideal day would involve walking through a city with lots of energy and art, having a snack in a quirky cafe, getting the perfect photograph that captures the day’s adventures, and enjoying the evening with a glass of wine or craft beer. Sometimes, that perfect day happens in my own backyard in Lexington, Kentucky. Others, that day would take me to Barcelona, a town in Cinque Terre, or all the way to Cape Town. Wherever it is, my wandering heart is happiest when I encounter something new and expand my view of the world around me and the people with whom I share it.
I’m inspired to write this blog as an outlet for all of the things that I find wonderful, interesting, and beautiful about our world, both as far as I can wander and as close to home as I can get. I love everything from taking a hike on a sunny day with my husband, toddler daughter, and two dogs (a Chihuahua and a Jackhuahua) to sipping a cocktail in a new restaurant to redoing an old house, and I hope you’ll share in my interests.
Random facts? In total, I spent more than a year of my life on South Holston Lake at Camp Sequoya in Abingdon, Virginia. I love to waterski and learned at Sequoya, but wakeboarding is not my thing. I think old houses have personality. A picture really can speak a thousand words. A life is not complete without a dog, good friends, and love. Kentucky has it all: good people, good bourbon, pretty horses, and beautiful countryside.
My best advice: wander as far as you can, for it makes coming home that much sweeter.
© Amelia Adams 2019