Category Archives: Travel Anxiety

Tips for anxious travelers.

Are Hostels Safe? Yes, Yes, and Yes.

are hostels safe

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 […]

It’s Okay to Feel Anxiety Before Travel (And How to Cope)

anxiety before travel

Feeling anxiety before travel? I totally understand your pain and dilemma! As for me, I love to travel. I mean, duh. At this point, I’m passionate enough to keep this blog going for almost three years. But I’m not always excited to pack, hop on the train to airport, slog my way through customs, find […]

Travel Motivation: Stop Psyching Yourself Out and Go!

travel motivation

I’m a firm believer of saying “if you want something, go get it.” No excuses, no drama, no BS. Sure, we all have obstacles trying to block us from reaching our goals. However, usually the greatest barrier stopping the life of our dreams from turning into a reality is … dun, dun, dun: our own insecurities. Lately […]

The Flight that Made Me Terrified of Flying

terrified of flying

I’m terrified of flying, but I wasn’t always scared of soaring in the air. Funny given my blog has fifty million posts on this damn topic (more on that below!). Honestly, as a child and teenager, I never understood why people felt apprehension boarding a plane. It made no sense to me. Zero. In my […]

Common Flying Fears and How to Confront Them

my favorite views of banff national park

How to Avoid Common Flying Fears Yikes, common flying fears, do you say? Sometimes it’s not enough to say, “I’m scared to fly,” because it’s too broad of a fear to immediately fix. It’s difficult to address a big problem. Even as a teacher, supposedly a “natural problem solver,” I still hesitate to tackle “large […]