How to Deal With Travel Anxiety – Episode 93 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

You'd think that since travelling is, on many occasions, completely optional, that those of us who suffer from anxiety before travel would just give up doing it. But I certainly haven't, and I've been surprised over the years to discover so many of my fellow travel-lovers who find some aspects of … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

The Thoughtful Travel Podcast: Episode 14 – Feel the Fear and Travel Anyway

Why do we always want to talk about the scary experiences we've had on our travels? I think that basically we're all proud of having overcome confronting situations in foreign countries (I know I am!) and it's these situations that have taught us more about ourselves and the world than many other … [Read more...]

Are you afraid to travel? It’s not always safe at home, either!

Are you sometimes afraid to travel? I've talked about my travel anxiety and pre-trip nerves before but earlier this year I had such a big reminder of why getting over those fears is not only important but utterly sensible.   I admit: I was afraid to travel with my son to … [Read more...]