Category Archives: Fear of Flying

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 […]

The Guide to Beating Pre-Flight Anxiety

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Let’s Defeat Pre-Flight Anxiety Although I’ve written a post advising fearful flyers, 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. […]

How To Cope With A Fear of Flying

how to cope with a fear of flying

How to Cope With a Fear of Flying Newsflash: I Hate Flying. Don’t get me more. 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. Wondering […]