Category Archives: Travel Anxiety

Tips for anxious travelers.

first flight international

Your First International Flight: 7 Simple Rules to Follow

Are you ready to embark on your first international flight and feel overwhelmed? No problem! You’re gonna be just fine. Tons of people travel on international flights, sometimes alone, without experiencing any crazy problems. It’s natural to feel nervous for your first multi-country adventure even if you’re a frequent domestic flyer. I mean, think about […]

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Solo Travel and Iceland: Perfect for Anxious Explorers!

Do you wanna travel alone, but the mere thought of venturing out your front door makes you feel all wobbly inside? Awwww, I promise you’re not weird. In fact, your fears are very common! Lots of people want to travel solo yet don’t feel as if they’re capable of managing a trip on their own. It’s […]

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Why I Blog About Travel and Mental Health

This has been a shitty week. Sorry for swearing, but there’s no other way to convey my emotions here. It’s rough, and I’m still feeling overwhelmed by all the news. I know I’m not alone either, given the many beautiful reflections on my twitter and instagram feeds. As you all know, this week Kate Spade died in […]

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How to Conquer Your Fear of Turbulence (Like a Boss!)

“I love to travel, but, ugh, I have turbulence anxiety.”  Yup, you’re not alone, my friend. How to get over a turbulence fear isn’t exactly easy, sadly. I’m in the same place as you when it comes to rocky flight routes. Honestly, I think we should start a swanky club, one that meets on a […]

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Are Hostels Safe? Yes, Yes, and Yes.

Believe it or not, I get asked this question about hostels and safety a lot. Way too much, actually! I especially hear the “eek, hostels, really?!” from people who (surprise) don’t travel all that much – mostly fellow Americans who I encounter in my daily life. My people, my people, you are missing out on a […]