Our Story

Jim and Karen on a canal boat in Amsterdam

Welcome to our Website dedicated to Wanderlust, LanninTravels. We are Jim and Karen Lannin. We have been happily married since 1982. Together we have called four US states home, and three more individually. Most recently we have lived in The Villages, Florida, the world’s largest retirement community.

Much of our life together has been spent exploring the world we live in. We have visited dozens of countries on five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia). We have traveled by auto, bus, train, airplane, boat and cruise ship, not to mention gondola, camel, Tuk-Tuk and horse-drawn carriage. We’ve held alligators in the Florida Everglades and boa constrictors in Belize. We’ve watched Cobras dance in Marrakesh, Morocco, and fed elephants on a mountainside in Phuket, Thailand. In December 2017, we partied with thousands of penguins at Volunteer Point in the Falkland Islands. Below are some example photos.