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Oct 15, 2018

This week, Katy interviews debut author Laura Smith, and the two discuss the definition of wanderlust, why some people spend their lives perennially longing for new experiences, and how you can challenge the status quo for your own life.

They also examine the dark side of wanderlust—does a yearning for "other" mean you are unsatisfied with your life? When does travel become escape? When you are constantly running away, what happens to the people you leave behind?

In her debut work, The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust, Smith uses the extraordinary life and mysterious disappearance of child prodigy and fellow wanderer Barbara Newhall Follett as a backdrop for her own raging wanderlust. Learn more about Laura Smith at her website.


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