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Hypochondria and Travel

What Everyone Ought to Know About Hypochondria and Travel

Hypochondria or health anxiety is often the subject of humor. Seriously, pop “hypochondria” into google. All sorts of entertaining images grace your screen.  With the rise of Web MD and Mayo Clinic, it’s easier than ever to fall into a spiral of hysterical, symptom-checking tendencies. In a lot of ways, hypochondria is a natural outcome […]

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Reasons To Create A Travel Blog

Great First Time Destinations for Anxious Travelers

Unsurprising fact of the post: I’m not a very brave person. A lot of people, specifically family and friends, disagree with me. After all, I ran off a mountain to face my fear of flying and managed to stay positive in face of uncertainty. Plus traveling solo, especially as a *gasp* woman, requires an ounce or two of courage, […]

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Visit Northern Ireland

On Embracing Uncertainty

In my posts about anxiety and flying fears, I’ve mentioned a lack of control fuels much of my personal angst. I’m a literature nerd. I like stories about epic journeys and life itself is a journey, isn’t it? Yet I can’t handle any uncertainty. A fuzzy future = a distressed me. Regarding books, I want to know […]

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Anticipatory Flight Anxiety

The Guide to Beating Anticipatory Flight Anxiety

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 […]

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