. . .on this trip" and was led to this website and the previous thread on the subject. Being 66 y/o, my parents aren't the problem (I wish they *were* still around to complain!). I'm just so tired from working today, haven't slept, and don't think I have enough money this time. My scheduled Uber arrives in an hour and a half, unless I cancel. I've invested right at $1,000 so far in Airbnb, plane tickets, tours, etc.
Your thread has encouraged me to at least make the first leg of it. If I still feel like I maybe shouldn't go, I'll come back.
Thanks for your encouragement.
It's totally normal to have such thoughts about a big trip; you're venturing into the unknown so of course it will be scary. But I'm sure you will have a fantastic time and it will turn out to be one of the best things you've even done! You'll have experiences and see things that you would never have had if you've stayed at home.
I hope you didn't cancel that Uber and that you're now in the air! Where are you travelling to and for how long?
Have a fantastic time Ann, and good luck!
Goodluck Ann... try and keep positive and enjoy as best you can.
All the best
When you arrive at your first destination, it might be overwhelming, panic-inducing, or other things of that sort. Don't give in. Don't immediately dive into sightseeing either, nor follow other notions of what you should be doing. Instead, take some time for a breather, find a quiet spot to sit down and drink something you enjoy and just let your mind unwind for a bit. Take a look around, see what's appealing...
If I parse your post right, this isn't the first big trip that you've ever taken, just perhaps a bit more so than before? You'll be just fine!
Where are you going?
Once you get a flight or two behind you you will be more at ease. I read a lot on flights and find the time passes by easier for me with a good book. I don't arrive at airports at the last minute. I would rather be a little too early than a little too late and lose the flight. When you arrive a little earlier you don't have to rush and you can stop in at a toilet that is larger than a phone booth too!
* If a long flight remember to get up every now and then to stretch out, etc. This lessens the chance of blood clots of deep vein thrombosis! So - for long flights get up and move!
If you are flying overseas where you get a lot of miles all at one time sign on to the frequent flyer program. Eventually with enough miles you get free upgrades, etc. Also preferred seating!