A New Mindset Around Travel Fears
Travel is on your mind. It has been there for a while and doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon. You dream up vacations in South America, you daydream about hiking across Europe, toughing it out in the Indian heat or under the Egyptian sun. You would give anything to see the Pacific Ocean from the Hawaii side of land. You fantasize about the sights you will see and the sounds you will hear and the people you will meet. Not to mention the foods you will devour and the photographs you will capture.
You know without a shadow of a doubt that you want to travel. Except that every year, something holds you back. You know you can take the time off and just go. You are familiar with how easy it is to plan out a trip with the help of computers, technology and all the accessibility to everything you need. Yet, something keeps you at bay. It is a nameless, faceless feeling and one day, you realize it is simply fear and anxiety of traveling.
Well, you are not alone. Travel fears are very common. There is a natural anxiety about the state of the world in the post 9/11 years. There is never any shortage of awful news to give you reason to stay home. There is on-going chaos in the Middle East, Tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan, riots in London and Paris, bankruptcy with more riots in Greece, trouble in South America, and you are sufficiently terrified to stay home and be happy to just make it to the beach safely and back every year.
The truth of the matter is that you can make traveling very safe with just a few precautions. In fact, it is much safer than some of your daily routines such as driving! According to the statistics, you are more likely to be involved in a car crash on your way to the airport than on an even a minor air-related inconvenience on your flights anywhere from there!Continued on the next page