How to overcome your fear of travelling and take on the world!

If you’re afraid of travelling, firstly, you’re not alone. Anxiety when it comes to travelling is very common. There are millions of people dying to travel but just too scared to take that jump!

As someone who used to be like that, I understand the fear.

One thing I find soothes my anxiety is preparation. An organised travel, and an organised mind, equals a great trip.

Today we’ll talk about 4 common worries.

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What if something bad happens? What if I get sick?

This is something you probably are overthinking! The vast majority of deaths abroad are because of natural causes, not rhino attacks, or a life-threatening disease.

If you’re fit enough to travel, the changes are you’ll be fine. Of course, paranoia can get the best of us, and it’s always a great idea to think of the precautions you can take to be safe on holiday.

Make sure you have travel insurance and that it’s valid, and read forum’s from people who have visited the same destination. There may be vaccinations available or advised for visiting certain companies, so make sure you research first.

Worried about the language barrier?

Yes, it can sometimes be difficult to communicate in a foreign country when you are unable to speak the native language fluently, but you don’t need to worry about it!

If you have the time to learn the basics before you travel, then great, but if not, there are plenty of online courses and pocket-size books to give you all the basics and fill you with confidence.

Of course, there will always be kind locals willing to help you out.

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Fear of the unknown?

Yes, going somewhere new is scary, but research is your best friend. And you’ve started it by reading this!

Think about the countries you’re visiting and read all about them. Read about their laws and customs. Take advantage of the internet and the huge abundance of resources available for you. You can plan out the entire trip before you even leave the house.

Once you know what to expect, it doesn’t feel so scary anymore, and we promise you’ll be ok!

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