New Beginnings: A Brand New Journey

brand new journey

There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” ~ Christopher McCandless

There are two ways you can take change.

You can either run from it and hide, or you can take it on and show the world what you’ve got.

I’ve been running a blog at Wanderlust and Lipstick for almost two years now. I’ve had some incredible adventures and it’s been the perfect way to document what’s been going on in my life as I travel from place to place. All the content on the blog that you will see before this post has been formerly on the Generation-Y blog on Wanderlust and Lipstick, so if you’re curious about some former trips, that would be the best place to go.

I’m planning on changing some aspects of this blog from the old one. Here are some things you might notice that are slightly different from the Gen-Y Wanderer blog over at WaL.

It’s going to get personal.

Well, not too much. But you’ll probably see more of my personality shine through. There are a lot fewer restrictions on what I can do on this blog, so be prepared for more honesty, more snark, more me. (Which, feel free to avoid by all means.) I think travel is an extremely personal experience, and it’s not the same for everyone, so I’m looking forward to sharing some of my thoughts and feelings while providing quality information for Gen-Y travelers.

I’m also thinking about making a travel memoir or guide available for purchase on the blog if you want some thoughts on certain locations.

It’s going to be pretty.

One restriction we had before is that we had to limit our file sizes on what pictures we posted because there were so many bloggers on the site. It made perfect sense when you had twenty different people uploading multiple photos. However, I’m going to have a lot more space running a blog on my own, so I’ve invested in a new camera (a Canon Rebel xt) and I’m planning on including my own photography more.

Contests and contributions.

This new blog is personal, but it’s definitely not all about me. I want to include others’ stories, as well. I love thinking of this space as a community—one that we can all use in order to make our experiences richer and catered to the Generation-Y age group. We are a specific kind of traveler, and it’s good to have a place where we feel like we have a voice.

Which also means that I’m looking forward to adding readers’ voices and adding some contests ways for us all to keep in touch with each other. I like to think of this as I’m on a solo journey meeting friends along the way.

Also, suggestions for the blog, social media, whatever are encouraged.

It’s going to be an adventure.

I just feel lucky that I have people who want to share it with me.

Keep wandering,

Alex Schnee Signature


  1. Moritz

    The brand new journey definitely is one you should enjoy to the utmost. All travel experiences are truly amazing, I’m sure you’Ll enjoy it all 🙂

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