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Do you get nervous before travelling

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1. Posted by jonc (Budding Member 28 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

Am going away this sunday for 4 months around europe starting in copenhagen. Must admit that its the first time i've ever done this and i'm starting to sh** myself!!!! Does anyone go through the same feelings and when do you start to feel yourself again!?

one worried jon!!!

2. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey man! Ignore these thoughts - you are what your think -

think strong man, you can do this thing all on your own surely!! But if ya do get lost, dont be afraida lose your pride and ask somewhere the way!

All the best with your trip! post us some fotos when you are away if poss!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Jon!

These threads will make you feel better! They were posted by other members who were (are) experiencing the same "jitters". Hopefully, they will shine some new light on how to keep from having to change your underwear hourly! ;)

Travel doubts...
Social Anxiety: Has it affected your travels?
travelling alone
Why travel?

If nothing else - all this reading will take your mind off your worries!!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi John,

I've never travelled for an extended period of time, but I do get the jitters just before going off on my own for a bit. The unknown kinda grows into a monster in my head those last few days before I leave. By the time I actually step onto the plane, though, they're pretty much gone for good. It's like your mind switches into "survival" mode (or whatever you want to call the feeling of living for the moment) and you just go with the flow.


5. Posted by anglosurma (Full Member 106 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i left england 2 months ago s---ting all sorts of thought were in my head , travelling by myself i started alone , and still are although ive met many people ive become very undependant of having people around me sometimes i can count the words ive said all day pretty easy , but my mind is calm and not stressed just on a level.

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Even now i still get jitters etc. I think that when you loose that feeling, the idea of travel has become mundane to you. Don't worry about it. And whilst you never really loose the scared thing entirely (at least i don't, but i like to have that bit of fear there to help me open my eyes and not take things for granted) it changes very quickly to a mixture of excitment, disbelief (feck me, i'm actually doing it!) and anticipation. Normally, as soon as you start - first plane, proper train or whatever. As soon as your soutside your normal world.

7. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I went through the same before leaving for New Zealand. I was going all alone on an exchange program at uni for a year... Although I really looked forward to it, the months before leaving were terrible, I couldn't sleep and was questioning everything! But actually - as soon as I came to the airport and was checked in, all my worries went away and I just started laughing! From that moment, I just felt excited about it, and very, very relieved...


8. Posted by jonc (Budding Member 28 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks all. Feeling a little better now! Thanks to Isadora for posting those links to the other posts. They were all very interesting.

Many thanks. Will drop notes and photos on my way.