There’s something to be said about travel. When you know that you’re traveling and having a good time, you might wonder why you would ever stop traveling. Well, a lack of funds tends to make it difficult to really travel and have a good time. But there are ways to sneak in a little travel ever year.
But what about if you’re one of those people that just can’t imagine traveling? The very idea makes you nervous. You become afraid to even leave the house, let alone try to explore the world around you. Fear of travel is a real thing, but there’s nothing to be ashamed of. You can enjoy travel without fear.
First and foremost, why assume that you have to go halfway around the world? You might find that you are better off limiting your first trip to somewhere that’s only a few hours away. That way, if you really need to go home, it won’t take you more than a few hours of drive or flight time to get back.
You want to read happy stories from people that have already traveled. Really connect with what they’re saying. They’re telling you that an amazing world exists, if only you’d just look it up. You want to always make sure that you are truly looking into anything and everything that will make your trip more enjoyable. Why not bring a friend that you actually know? For things like cruises, this means that you aren’t going to be assigned a random roommate or have to pay a fortune to get a singles room. The benefit of having your friend come with you is that they can have a calming effect on you. You don’t have to explain it to anyone — just tell them that this is your friend and they’re going to be staying with you for a while.
If you take any type of medications for depression or anxiety, you can bring those with you. Some travelers feel that they ease into travel better when they have Valium to rely on for panic attacks and general anxiety. It’s perfectly okay to have a little help, and nobody is judging you. Be sure that you get a photocopy of your prescription and the doctor’s orders to take them. That way, you’ll be able to go through customers without a problem.
If the idea of travel still freaks you out, consider that it’s probably because you think you should be ready to jump into the travel game at any moment. That’s just not something that’s going to work out well. The best trips come from planning out everything so that you don’t miss a single detail. If you’re the type of person that really needs to plan ahead, don’t act like you have to be spontaneous. There are travel adventures for everyone. You don’t have to be any type of special to qualify for them. Just make sure that you get out there when it’s comfortable for you. We would hate for you to miss out on the amazing world that we all share over a bit of fear, you know!