Wanderlust is a word that describes a strong desire to wander, to travel and explore the world.
We have wanderlust, we have it bad. “We” are: Lacey and Luis and we have decided to succumb to our wanderlust. In 2009 we moved into our 1987 Toyota Landcruiser with one plan: drive around the Americas and perhaps beyond… Some would call this little experiment an Overland Expedition, we have called it our Lost World Expedition. We are going to “find” the world.
We do not believe in set itineraries (with a few exceptions), our traveling experiences in the past have been more enjoyable when he have an itinerary outline, but always “play it by ear.” Even Lao Tzu said: “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” During our expedition we plan on meeting other travelers and residents of the communities we are visiting. We will be learning about different cultures along the way and we must be open to new experiences and alternate destinations.
Lacey Caughey. I was born and raised in a small town in Northern California. I grew up outside of town in what we affectionately called the “boon docks”. It gave me a great sense of connection and appreciation for the outdoors that I hope to always have. I have lived in Arcata for almost nine years now, where I attended Humboldt State University. I graduated with a degree in Environmental Science with a double major in Wildland Soils and Watershed Management. I have been working for the past year and a half or so for a small consulting firm doing soil and groundwater remediation work. While I love to travel and see new places, I am also a soils nerd and love to look at a soil core almost as much as I love to travel.
Luis Enrique Getter. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and within a few months my parents and I had moved to Caracas, Venezuela. I lived in Venezuela until my early 20′s. I moved to the U.S. and shortly thereafter joined the US NAVY where I was a Hospital Corpsman. I performed duties ranging from “paramedic grunt” with the Marines to patient advocate at a civilian hospital for close to 8 years. I later moved to Arcata, CA to attend Humboldt State University where I received a BS in Environmental Resources Engineering and an MS in BS. Well that is my life summed up… I love to travel, meet new people, experience different cultures and I really love to eat.