Category Archives: Fear of Flying

43 Tips for Fearful Flyers

43 tips for fearful flyers

43 Tips for Fearful Flyers My tips for fearful flyers post needed to be written, for my own benefit as much as yours. 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 […]

The Fearful Flyer’s Guide to Long Haul Flights

The Time I Fell Off a Bike in the Aran Islands

Fearful Flyer’s Guide to Long Haul Flights I’m scared to fly, but do anyway. I book flights lasting 7, 8, even 9 hours. This happens multiple times a year. Say what? Yup. Flying makes my stomach turn. Yet somehow I’m always suffering on a plane, sailing across an ocean, to somewhere far away. You’re probably […]

Why I Still Travel Despite My Flying Fear

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For me, flying is not easy. I decided the “travel blog world” needed a bit more honesty about flying fears and how they affect potential/current travelers. As an avid reader of these blogs since 2012, one thing I noticed was most writers wrote about upcoming trips with excitement, passion, and pure confidence. Of course they […]

6 Things Fearful Flyers Hate Hearing

Bled, Slovenia

Things Fearful Flyers Hate Hearing As someone who experiences both a sick stomach and sweaty palms inside an airport and especially on a plane, I need a lot of courage to travel as much as I do. I’m not alone. Many travelers have a fear of flying and cope with their anxiety in many different […]

Paragliding and Anxiety: Why You Need to Face Your Fears

Facing Fears

“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 […]