“Run toward the edge.” I froze and stared at the small town and lake – glimmering miles below me – and almost blurted out that I wanted a refund for 95 euros. “You want me to run?” I repeated. I pretended to be transfixed by the scenery. Distracted. “Yes,” came the curt yet reassuring reply […]
Tips for anxious travelers.
Although I’ve written a post advising fearful fliers, anticipatory anxiety is truly another beast because it strikes outside of the airport. To be frank, 95% of the time, anticipating a flight is way worse for me than actually boarding the aircraft. Anticipatory anxiety can occur days, weeks, or even months prior to take off. If you’re scared to […]
Be warned! This post is personal. On this blog, I want to be honest and open with you guys, and that means discussing my first solo trip: a 14 day tour of Scotland. Oh, and before we get down to the story, I wanna let you guys know that this post is 110% sponsor free. Haggis Adventures didn’t magically discover my site two […]
Dear Brain, You’re only trying to protect me. You sense danger, and then trigger physical and emotional symptoms to stop misfortune. Staying in a happy, warm, safe cocoon at home would relax you. All those chemicals – which make my stomach knotty and my palms sweaty – would vanish if I played the game of […]
Travel is my life. I spend hours researching faraway lands. UNESCO sites. Quirky neighborhoods. Hostels and couchsurfing. Street food. And yes, bookstores. … But wait. How long is the flight to my final destination? 11 hours? …. damn it. I wasn’t always afraid of flying. Actually, when I was a child, I loved turbulence because the […]