Tag Archives | Flying Fear


BW Monthly News: July 2016

July Highlights As you already knew from my radio silence, I spent the majority of July traveling throughout Denmark, Sweden, the Baltic States, and Finland. Check out my fantastic itinerary here. Oh my god, this trip was incredible. In Stockholm, I had the pleasure of attending TBEX where I learned so much about the travel […]

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43 tips for fearful flyers

43 Tips for Fearful Flyers

43 Tips for Fearful Flyers! Dun, dun, dun! A single lousy voyage destroyed my confidence in planes. Destroyed it. I was on a transatlantic flight to Rome, and out of nowhere, heavy turbulence struck us. I’m talking overhead compartments springing open. Wine spilling. Screaming. Everything. Now I need to mentally prepare myself before boarding any […]

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favorite views of Prague

My Most Difficult Travel Decision

I’m not flying to Spain today. I know what you’re probably thinking. “Blond Wayfarer is a coward.” “She’s letting terrorists win.” “What a typical fearful American.” “Doesn’t she realize Belgium isn’t Spain? They’re 900 miles apart.” This post comes at a very unfortunate time, given the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, and I debated posting […]

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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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