How to feel more travel confident

 Well hello to you my reader chums! Travelling is my favourite thing; I adore that feeling of experiencing a new place for the first time and seeing new sights, it fills my soul with pure joy.

I've spoken before about my travel anxiety and how it took me years to overcome my fears and do it and then on the flip side, fall in love with the travel way of life. Whether you're an anxious traveller or travelling at the minute is worrying you, here is how to feel more travel confident.

How to feel more travel confident

Preparation is key

Preparation really is key for anything in life but especially when it comes to travel. When you're prepared for something, you're more likely to feel confident and assured in what you're doing, and that occurs with your travels too. Prepare in any way you can; this means from before you're even considering going to when you arrive. Research the flights, map out how close your accommodation is to accommodation, plan what you want to do and the attractions you need to book. Plan out your airport route and any documentation you need to have beforehand. Basically, the idea is to be as prepped as possible, as then you don't have the additional worries about where you're going and what you need to sort.

I always love to have an agenda in place, all my documentation together, and a to-do list in my head so I have a back thought of stability and it gives me the reassurance in case anything doesn't go to plan. Prep = confidence.

Travel buddies are great 

It's never about what you're doing, it's about who you're with. If you're an anxious traveller, you want to be jetting off with someone who gets you and will offer the reassurance you need to enjoy the trip and put your mind at ease. Pick your travel buddies wisely; make sure they're a person or a group of people who will want to travel the way you do and can understand that you're not confident in travelling. If you're having to travel alone, then map out some people you know you're able to call to give you the boost or reassurance you need.

Do it as much as you can 

Practice makes perfect and that is true for anything in life, including your confidence for travel. The sooner you set foot on a plane and jet off, the more often you'll go, and it'll become easier and easier. It's getting used to the process of travelling which will help ease your worries in the long run. Once, I started to push myself and got in the process of travelling, the worries moved aside and I started to fall in love with it - and realised, the freedom and joy that comes with the travel way of life.

Bring the things that make you feel at home

Stepping out of your comfort zone is what helps grow your confidence, however, doing that is what takes courage. To make the stepping out easier, bringing things that feel like home or that are in your comfort zone can help reassure you in a lot of ways. For example, if you need more confidence with flights, wear an outfit that you feel confident in or download a playlist that fills your heart with ease. My point being is, we all have a comfort thing that makes us feel okay and safe, and to feel more travel confident, that thing can be the boost you need.

Take it at your own pace

Confidence doesn't come overnight in any way and that's the same with travel. You're not going to feel like a pro traveller after one trip, it's going to take time. You need time to get used to the way of travelling, the spontaneous feel about it, planning your trips, and the whole 'new' experience to it. If you have a trip that you're not feeling confident about, that's okay, if you take a few steps back, that's also okay. Take the steps of travel at your own pace and try and enjoy it - the confidence will come with time and experience.

Learn to appreciate the worries

The worries about travel are there for a reason, and even though, it can be annoying to have them as you want to enjoy it, it's also important to be safe and have a level-headed view towards it. A little bit of worry shows that you care about your trip and are working towards improving your travel confidence. Put the precautions in place to ease those worries and I'll help put them behind you so you're able to focus on having fun.

Travelling is something we all deserve to do in our life to experience beyond our hometown and if you're lucky to live that way of life: enjoy it. Enjoy the process of jetting away to a new destination, enjoy spontaneous sunsets on the beach, enjoy the conversations you have with strangers along the way, and enjoy the moment as much as you can. I can assure you the confidence comes and soon you'll look back and realise, there wasn't anything to worry about.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What other tips do you have?

Thank you for reading <3

29 comments

  1. I never thought I'd be the one to do a solo trip, but know that I've done it, and got out of my comfort zone, I'm so glad I have. But I'm so nervous about getting on a plane again, and what covid protocols are like in other countries, plus the borders in Oz are closed, so I've been staying close to home and driving everywhere. But that can only take me so far. Fingers crossed we can travel next year.

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  2. I 100% agree, great post! I travel quite a bit, sometimes on my own and sometimes with others. I used to get really anxious before a trip but with preparation and taking everything in my own time, I now feel excited before my trips!

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  3. Oh I miss travelling!
    I agree with all of this, and preparation is definitely key. If you have a plan and are equipped for all possibilities, you can do anything.
    Cora | https://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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  4. I'd love to go on a solo trip but I think I'll have to wait a few more years now! When we travelled to Mauritius, I was so stressed pre-travel. I genuinely didn't believe we'd be allowed on the flight and all of the tests and paperwork was a headache. As soon as we touched down I felt so blessed that we'd made it. I've defo got the travel bug back now!

    Rosie

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    1. Hopefully one day! Ah, I'm glad you got the travel bug too x

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  5. I LOVE this post! I’m in a wheelchair so travelling for me causes quite a big deal of stress / anxiety so after reading your post today I’m going to put these tips into action. I love the thought of travelling, I love new places and exploring so I defiantly need to do more of it. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really glad it helped xx

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  6. There are great tips lovely. I really want to travel more; either in the UK or abroad. I’m just at that point where I know I need to do it more otherwise I’ll regret it. I haven’t been abroad in 10 years, so I’ll definitely need to build up my confidence again x

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    1. Thank you so much, I hope you can travel soon x

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  7. I love this post Della! I am not very travel confident so I need to follow this advice x

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  8. Oh thanks for share all your tips

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  9. I personally love traveling with someone. I haven't really traveled alone I hope to one day. I just enjoy having company with me. Great tips.

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  10. I love travelling on my own within the UK, I'd love to go travelling with more people though, especially abroad! These are wonderful tips for feeling more travel confident x

    Lucy | Lucy Mary

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  11. I have been on ONE solo trip, but it was such an enjoyable moment for me and an experience that helped me grow that I want to do it again someday. I am not ready to travel to places where I do not have friends to meet or family to catch up with, but having solo travelled once, I have the confidence to do it again and know prep is a big step for me to feel ready board the plane again.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Oh wow I love this - and it couldn't have come at a better time as I literally booked my first solo trip an hour ago! I really love your point about bringing something that makes you feel at home, that's such a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing, this was super helpful x

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad the post helped you! Best of luck with your solo trip x

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  13. 100% agree with all these tips! I used to be so scared and panicked all the time but you just gotta do it. I learned that prep is really the key and always get ready earlier! xx

    lenne | lennezulkiflly.com

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  14. The main things for me to feel confident when travelling is if I have more than enough money and the right people with me -- that is all haha. Great post! It's so easy to be worried on bookings and hotels and safety but sometimes, it's better to just go with the flow.

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  16. These are some really great tips! I think the thing that makes me feel confident when travelling is making sure I have a plan as well. I need to know where I'm staying, how I'm going to get there etc. Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. These tips are wonderful and greatly welcomed! I love travelling but I get so much anxiety around it. This hugely helps xx

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