The Wander Life presents a stylish take on travel for the wanderers / globe-trotters / island hoppers / room service savants / airport addicts / adventurers. Join us as we wander through parts traveled and unknown with engaging travel guides, news, interviews, inspo, editor’s picks and more designed to inform, inspire and of course – fuel your best wander life. NYC based, globally inspired.

Live life in wander. ✨

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Meet the wanderers:

Lauren Amador, Founding Editor  /  @thewanderlife_

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A Maryland native-turned New York City girl going on 15 years, Lauren is a self-described boss babe, Mrs., and travel addict who’s happiest taking the road less traveled. Especially when that road leads to an epic adventure, preferably with an amazing view (and/or cocktail) at the end. Bottoms up. Fueling said wanderlust, Lauren founded The Wander Life as a content destination for like-minded globetrotters seeking stylish, practical and wander-worthy inspiration. When not busy multi-tasking in her home base of NYC, Lauren can be found embarking on any number of global adventures with her husband and travel photographer, Alberto.

Alberto Amador, Travel Photographer  /  @travelinglamas


Growing up in the vibrant surroundings of Mexico City, Alberto was drawn to the art of documenting people, places and the unexpected from a young age. Now a New York City transplant, Alberto runs a successfull wedding photography studio alongside his passion for travel photography. He is bi-lingual in English and Spanish, available for shoots in the New York City area, Mexico and far beyond. When not busy shooting he can be found working on language #3 (German), searching for the perfect taco al pastor, and exploring the globe for inspiration with his wife and partner in crime, Lauren. Hablas español and interested in learning the art of photography? Check out Alberto’s first book, Aprende Fotografia y su Negocio, on Amazon here!

Karen Yuen, Contributing Writer  /  @karenlyuen 

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As a native New Yorker, Karen finds it hard to imagine living anywhere else, yet her curiosity about the world feeds her wanderlust, which is why she rarely turns down an opportunity to travel. In recent years, friends’ weddings have taken her from Brazil to Shanghai, Ireland to Portugal, and from Italy to Hawaii – sometimes within a week’s span! When she’s not traversing across the country or continents, Karen enjoys bopping around town to get her workout fix. She’s a gym class fanatic and her favorites include HIIT, boxing, kickboxing, kettlebells, and cycling, although she’s also had stints in Krav Maga, aerial acrobatics, aqua cycling, and barre. Always up for a good theme party.

Maliya Badruddin, Contributing Writer / @maleezus

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Inspired by the worlds of fashion, travel and global cultures (especially cuisine!) Maliya is a soon-to-be FIT grad currently residing in NYC. Driven by her father’s influence as a graphic designer and entrepreneur, she strives to create expressive and authenti content of her own, whether written or visual. When she’s not at home studying a new language (current: Korean) or reading George Orwell, she’s planning her next trip abroad – flagging down the next best dream destination. In her free time (or when she needs some serious inspiration), Maliya enjoys styling, modeling, hitting the gym, and lounging in coffee shops.