Category Archives: Travel Anxiety

Tips for anxious travelers.

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 […]

29 (Incredible) Ways How Traveling Changes You

how traveling changes you

How Traveling Changes You How traveling changes you is profound and sometimes difficult to describe in words. So I’ll start with how I feel today. I turn 29 on May 7th. I don’t know how I feel about my approaching birthday. I’ve heard hitting 30 makes you more confident about yourself, lots of my friends […]

Nervous Girl’s Guide to Meeting People while Traveling

nervous girl's guide to meeting people while traveling

Wanna Meet People while Traveling? Many of my readers have told me they feel nervous about solo travel. This is understandable. Even though I’ve gone on a whopping eight trips alone, I don’t think the jittery travel nerves ever completely disappear. I still question my sanity whenever I book a plane ticket and know no […]

My Most Difficult Travel Decision

june 2016

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 […]

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 […]