Getting Past Travel Anxiety – Episode 71 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Ah. Travel anxiety. All the best of us get it, whether we’re anxious about flying, or worried before we even leave or perhaps more concerned about what will happen when we get there. But you know what? I think all of this is actually a pretty good thing – it means we’re stretching the edge of our comfort zone and that can only be a good thing.

Of course, those anxious feelings aren’t great though. But the good thing is that you’re not alone, and the chats in this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast will remind you of that. Enjoy!

Show notes: Episode 71 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Getting Past Travel Anxiety

If you’ve ever felt anxious about travelling, please rest assured that you are absolutely not alone! In Episode 71 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, we are talking about getting past travel anxiety, and I hope that hearing from experienced travellers who take amazing trips but still feel anxious about that regularly will help you realise that travel anxiety is way more common than you’d expect.

First up, I speak with Matt Treglia from the Words With Winos podcast about his experiences when he arrives in a new country and culture. Following Matt, my chat with Ian of the Barefoot Backpacker has some overlaps, and you might be surprised to hear how anxious Ian can be despite having travelled, on his own no less, to some really off-the-beaten-path destinations.

Finally, I chat with psychologist Kristen Truempy who as always has some wise words about anxiety and what we should do about it to help us travel more.


Getting Past Travel Anxiety - Episode 71 - The Thoughtful Travel Podcast



  1. Travel anxiety can be quite hindering and challenging! Thanks for sharing such exceptional and motivating tips!

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