The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 5 – Every Traveller’s Scared Sometimes

For years, I thought I was the only traveller who was regularly scared and anxious about travelling.

Much to my surprise, I more recently discovered that a huge number of my fellow travel-lovers and regular travellers have all kinds of anxieties and fears about various aspects of travelling. But all of them (and me) have one thing in common: the joy, inspiration and lessons we get out of travelling outweigh these fears and so we all decide to do it anyway.

In this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I chat with two very frequent and experienced travellers about the issues of fears and confidence, particularly when you travel solo as a woman – arguably the most fear-inducing kind of travel, I think?

If you’ve also been (or still are) anxious about any aspect of travelling, I’d love to hear about it and whether it stops you from getting out there or not – leave a comment below.

(Speaking of comments: if you have been enjoying the podcast I would absolutely adore it if you could leave a review on iTunes – it’s been picked up in the New and Noteworthy section here in Australia at least and it would help spread the love enormously if you could leave a review – thank you!)

Show Notes for Episode 5 – Every Traveller’s Scared Sometimes

Episode 5 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast is partly about fear, and partly about confidence. I think they go hand in hand when it comes to travelling! I’ve certainly experienced my share of fears about travelling and I know I’m not alone.

My first guest today is Leyla Giray Alyanak of Women on the Road, and although she’s one of the people I think of as a guru in the solo travel for women area, she confesses that she has a bunch of fears related to travel, and I think that’s important for all of us to realise – we can be scared, but we can still travel.

Following Leyla, I share a great chat with Bethaney Davies of Flashpacker Family, who tells me all about the first time she travelled on her own. Let’s just say it started with a week of tears in her hotel room but got far better than that.


The Thoughtful Travel Podcast - Episode 5 - Every Traveller's Scared Sometimes



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