Tag Archives: Flying Fear

gifts for nervous flyers

The Ultimate Packing List and Gifts for Nervous Flyers

Packing List: Gifts for Nervous Flyers I wanted to write this packing list consisting of gifts for nervous flyers as a thoughtful gesture. After all, it’s so bloody important for fearful flyers to prepare for our trips ahead of time. Good packing skills are essential for any traveler, but anyone who feels jittery on planes needs […]

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 […]

june 2016

My Most Difficult Travel Decision

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 Time I Fell Off a Bike in the Aran Islands

The Fearful Flyer’s Guide to Long Haul Flights

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 […]

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Why I Still Travel Despite My Flying Fear

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 […]