We believe that the desire to travel is characteristically human; it is the need to move, to fire the imagination, to satisfy curiosity, to make new friends and to experience the unknown.


We are Elke and Sarah. The Netherlands is our home country, but the world is our oyster. We are fortunate to be able to travel far and wide and discover beautiful destinations all over the world. We love writing about our adventures and in July 2014 decided to share our experiences. It is our goal to inspire and inform fellow wanderers from all over the world.  On a shoestring or as a king, however you wander; our platform aims to offer firsthand information about travel arrangements, culinary spots, off the beaten track destinations, natural treasures and much more. So from backpacking to luxury travel, from the great capitals of the world to quaint little villages and beautiful landscapes, let wander-lust tag along with you as your virtual travel companion.

In 2020 Elke & Sarah published their first travel book; Off the Beaten Track. It’s about the unique and less visited places in the world, where mass tourism is yet to be found. Later, the second book followed in 2023; 110 Bijzondere Bestemmingen (Dutch).

So lift your anchors, sail away from the safe harbour, catch the wind in your sails and go on this journey with us. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Elke in Koh Lipe

Elke Salverda

Living in different countries from the age of seventeen, she has never lost the urge to explore and doesn’t want to stay at the same place for too long. Instead of reading a glossy magazine, she prefers to read National Geographic. She’s very much into (vegetarian)-food, is a mother of 2 amazing kids, and wants to make the world a better place. Take her to a beach and she’s a happy girl! Elke is Wander-Lust Editor in Chief and runs the platform full time, writing up to 4 articles per week to inspire you. She is also co-founder of the Green Up Your Life events that focusses on sustainability and climate change and works as a freelance writer

Sarah Reinhoudt

She’s a traveler that can go both ways; from adventurous trips through Asia to city trips in Europa, she’s done it all. She enjoys her freedom during her travels and she trying to spend as much time exploring different unique spots and less well-known treasures. Sarah loves to get in touch with locals and travellers to get connected and share tips. Food plays a big part during her travels, she love to eat and try out new local treats. She loves fashion and knows pretty well what she wants. She travels whenever she can and enjoys life to the max. Drinking cocktails and dancing until the sun comes up, is one of her fave things to do. Sarah is a busy girl with a leading marketing job at a large fashion brand. Therefore, Sarah is concentrating more on creating strategies, developing campaigns and collaborations.

Sarah voorwoord nieuw


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