The interactive map WanderLust (Wandering Desire). © Good (

From Magellan to Kérouac

  Between Two Journeys

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation of an article originally written in French. I apologise for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have resulted. If you read French, click on the French flag below to access the original, correct text: 

If, like me, you love maps and maps, test Wanderlust. Posted by the site Good, this interactive map allows you to visualize the mythical routes taken by famous travelers and explorers, from Magellan to Kérouac.

© WanderLust - Good (

A small illustrated doc (in English) pops up when you click. With the fluidity of the Flash animation, there is something magical about making Cook's world tour or the Pan-Am route appear under the mouse.

There are even imaginary journeys like those of Phileas Fogg (Around the world in 80 days, by Jules Verne) or the white whale Moby Dick (Herman Melville), literature being finally the most beautiful of the escapes.

-Of course, the map is not exhaustive. I would have liked to see Alexandra David-Néel in the list.

But there is at least one woman: Amelia Earhart (opposite), who disappeared in July 1937 in the Pacific at the controls of her plane.

Extraordinary destinies, world tours and expeditions like no other... Something to dream about during the long winter evenings, and, why not, give ideas for itineraries.

WanderlustIt could be translated as "wanderlust", right?


  Between Two Journeys

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  1. “Si, comme moi, vous raffolez des cartes et planisphères”
    yes, yes, yes 😀

    Interesting this small site. Ah, the Silk Road ... ah, the Trans-Siberian ... ah, the pan-American ...

    Bon, par contre, j’aurais aimé un poil plus de détails pour chaque route, parce que 2 étapes pour la route de la soie ou 3 pour le tour du monde en 80 jours, c’est léger !

    Et c’est pas très à jour, ils ont pas encore mis mon périple dans le Yunnan du mois dernier… 8) 😉

  2. @ Marie-Julie:

    @ Thib:
    Oui, cette carte est tellement sympa qu’on la voudrait plus complète, plus riche, plus précise. Forcément, ils sont allés au plus court…
    (Comment ça, y’a pas le Yunnan par Thib??? Un vrai scandale!)

    1. @Clofou: J’ai publié ce post en 2008… Cela fait plus de six ans ! Le lien doit être périmé, aujourd’hui. Je ne peux pas y accéder non plus. C’est bien dommage.

  3. @ Alain: Sure, compared to Thib, Magellan and Kerouac can go get dressed!!!! 😆

    PS. Very interesting your report on Borneo ... I'm going to go through this quietly.