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Welcome to Wanderlust Wayfarer, where you can find jam-packed one-day destination guides that are perfect for short stays and cruise port visits, fun things to do in cities and towns around the world, and comprehensive cruise advice. Start by scrolling through the most  recent posts below.

How to Pack Light Using Compass Rose Packing Cubes
New Year’s Eve at the London Eye: What to Expect
Things to Do in Bangkok During a 24-Hour Layover
Take a Day Trip through the Lavender in Provence
Plan the Perfect Day Trip to Windsor Castle from London
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Click the icons below for quick and easy access to helpful travel, fashion, and cruise tips, as well as packed one-day destination guides that are perfect for city breaks or cruise port excursions. 

The Best Reads of this Blog

This guide maps out the perfect Paris day, including which sites to visit how long to spend at each one.
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These seven low-tech travel gadgets should be in everyone's bag.
Packing light but want to be sure you look good for a night out? Check out these foolproofpacking tips.
Who says Disneyland is just for kids? Take in all of the must-see attractions in just one day.
Wondering if a cruise vacation is right for you? Check out these five reasons to take a cruise.
Does your cruise stop in Tangier, Morocco? FInd out how to spend an amazing afternoon in port.
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Jam-packed luxury travel guides for people on a shoestring budget

Wanderlust Wayfarer is the perfect place to find out about luxury travel and trends on a shoestring budget. If you like a five-star experience, but you have a three-star budget, I have good news for you. There are plenty of ways to experience the world on a shoestring budget.
Heather C. Hudak

Packed One-Day Guides

Each guide features a new itinerary with the best ways to spend one amazing day—and packed—in some of the most spectacular cities and towns across the globe.


Is Cruising Right for You?

From tall ships to ocean liners and river cruises, I’ve sailed around the world, and now I’m sharing everything you need to know to make the most of your cruise vacation.

Top-Notch Travel Advice

For everything from tips about how to plan the ultimate vacation to what to wear, Wanderlust Wayfarer has lots of great ideas and information. 

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So much to do, so little time and money...

So you want to travel the world, but you’ve got a shoestring budget and only a few weeks off work each year? Me, too. Between a healthy mortgage, a menagerie of rescue pets, and a job I enjoy, I simply can’t commit to more than a week or two away at a time, so I’ve found ways to make my vacation days and budget work for me. In fact, I’ve dedicated every minute of my free time over the past decade to perfecting this pursuit. 

 About Me

Wanderlust Wayfarer is a culmination of my two loves: travel and writing. As a professional writer, editor, and marketer, I love sharing my experiences with the world. And my hope is that I can help others fulfill their wanderlust dreams.

Growing up, my parents made it a point to take me on an adventure each summer. We traveled throughout most of the United States and parts of Canada. Now, I’ve visited more than 50 countries and counting. I’m all about staying in five-star hotels at three-star prices and seeing as much of the world as I can in as little time as possible. Sound good? Stick with me, and I’ll show you how to make it happen with your shoestring budget.

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Contact Me!

I'm always excited to get messages from my readers. Please feel free to get in touch with me at I make every effort to respond within 72 hours, unless I'm traveling the high seas where wifi is limited. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Work With Wanderlust Wayfarer


Are you looking for a place were you can reach professional women who love to travel? Then look no further. Wanderlust Wayfarer is a travel and cruise blog. I offer advice about how to get the most out of limited vacation days. I target women who like to lavish themselves while traveling. But they have a shoestring budget to do it with. They also enjoy staying on top of fashion trends.


Wanderlust Wayfarer is known for its jam-packed itineraries. I offer ideas about how to get the most out of only a day or two in a single destination. From traditional sights to off-the-beaten-path ideas, I have something for everyone. I also provide general travel tips and tricks and offer advice about budget-friendly travel options.


Since launching in June 2016, my audience has grown quickly and steadily. Each month, my Pinterest page earns 130,000 views, I have more than 5,000 Twitter followers, and my site receives about 4,500 page views per month. In addition, I actively post photos of my adventures to Instagram and record Facebook Live updates when I’m on the road.

Contact Me

If you’d like to learn more about working with Wanderlust Wayfarer, you can reach me at



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