Tag Archives: Flying Fear

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 […]

Why I Still Travel Despite My Flying Fear

how to create a travel blog

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 […]