Hi, There! We’re Lauren & Jesse Stuart

Or, as you’ll come to know us as “The Stu’s” from The Wandering Stus. Born and raised in the middle of the United States, in Missouri to be exact. We’re a free-spirited couple whose appetite for adventure and faraway places fuels that wanderlusting pull…. and that pull is something we always give in to!

The Wandering Stus started when we quit our corporate jobs in 2017 to backpack through Southeast Asia and Nepal. We placed our lives in Missouri on hold and sold some stuff (a lot of stuff) in order to fulfill a dream. The dream of making time for ourselves, living in the now, and exploring the beautiful people and places Mother Earth has to offer. You know, all that good stuff!

Today, you’ll find us either road-tripping around the U.S. in our RV with our scruffy pup named Huey or exploring new cities and countries around the world.

We love to:

  • Camp & hike
  • Scuba dive
  • Eat street food & well, eat any food really
  • Listen to live music
  • Binging a good Netflix series

Not only are we adventure travelers, but we consider ourselves “happy mix” travelers! For every trip, we like to have a happy mix of both urban and nature. Our M.O. is exploring bustline cities before we eventually make our way to the serenity of hiking trails or the ocean waves. It’s the best of both worlds if you ask us and a great way to experience everything a destination has to offer!

Take a look around and thanks for stopping by! Oh, and happy travels!

Scuba diving in Mexico
Telluride Hikes the See Forever Trail
Forrest Gump Point Photo Op



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