Do Your Fears of Travelling, Stop you in Your Tracks?
What is the mind chatter that goes through your head, when you think of taking a trip? Do you find the prospect of travel exciting or frightening! Is your inner talk ‘fear-based’ or ‘your imagination running wild with excitement?’ Do you think thoughts like: What if I will get lost? What if I can’t understand the locals? How will their food taste? Will I enjoy it, or will it make me sick?
Do thoughts like these stop you from booking your dream holiday? Or even simply putting travel off…. till its safer, or you have more friends to go with.
Or are you quite the opposite: Your insides ‘bubbling” and you can’t wait to get on the plane! You look up photos of places you will see, googling the food, the people, everything looks so different and exciting!
Our world is an amazing place, filled with wonderful places to visit, historical sights and full of people, just like you, who live the same as we do, just ‘doing life’ in their own way! Every culture has similarities but it is the differences that are so intriguing!
Here are some simple travel tips to overcome your concerns……
No: 1 – PLAN…
THINK about: How long will you travel for.. WHAT do you want to see? WHY are you going to ‘that’ place? What do I want to see, do and experience?
ASK Yourself: How can I add value to the people I get to meet?
WHO will I travel with? Myself, with a friend/partner; in a group, or self-managed?
Where we go and what we want to experience plays a big part in this step in the planning.
RESEARCH… What are the highlights?
Does it fulfill any dreams or goals? Is there any safety concerns? can I do and see what I want to do? SECURITY! Travel partners- big or small group! Ages!
Be consciously aware of the possible hazards you may encounter and be prepared.
a. Food – chances of getting ‘runny tummy’…. anywhere in Asia/South America… the chances are pretty good.
No 2: PACK a medical kit – just in case stuff!
No3: TRAVEL with a friend.
Having a buddy when you travel to look after you (and you look after them) is smart when traveling in a foreign country. Especially on your first trip and essential if you know no-one there.
No 4: Get insurance.
Travel insurance is a good investment. Buy an Annual policy it’s way better value for money. Shop around but check the benefits. You are buying ‘Peace of Mind’ reducing the fears of travelling.
Take a small step. Go somewhere close for your first trip. Then, take a bigger step!
Get inspired, have a vision board where you want to go or have a diary..
How Do I Plan My Travel?
I have a Dream book where I paste amazing places I would like to visit, so does my husband. We plan to have a ‘break’ or holiday once every year. So we need to decide where to go … so this is how we do it!
We have a Joint Bucket list. It has three columns:
a: Places we want to see/ things we want to do.
b. How long do we need to spend travelling? (Length of holiday)
c. Can we combine a few things or places?
d. How much it will cost to travel there for that period, to do those things?
When we plan a holiday we go to the list…. and match up time and money and …. when we match up…. we are done and ready to go!
This process allows us to advance plan our trips. This builds up anticipation and builds up excitement, sometimes years in advance…. and
we almost ‘know’ the destination by the time we get there as we have researched so much. You can do the same whether it is for a 10 day break or moving countries…. we have done both many times…. the process is the same! Know where you are going, what is there, the things to see, things to be aware of and fear is no longer in your way!
Do you have fears of travelling? How do you overcome them?