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Have you ever been walking near home and taken a different path just to learn more about your neighborhood? Or have you been on a vacation and walked around a new city just to take it all in? That is the art of being a flaneur, Erika Owen explains here. Originally used to describe well-to-do Frenchmen who would stroll city streets in the 19th century, flaneur has evolved to generally mean someone who wanders with intention, as Baudelaire, Dickens, and Thoreau all did. Owen details how flaneuring has benefits beyond satisfying your wanderlust, and here she shows how you can use it to spark creativity, support a more mindful mentality, and improve your overall well-being.