6 Tips to Overcome Your Travelling Fears + Competition
Travel for me is a wonderful privilege that I am so lucky to be able to do on a regular basis. It has become so therapeutic for me and has really helped shape me into the person I am today.
All the emotions of the anticipation and excitement that erupt before any trip, is what makes it all worthwhile. This hasn’t always been the case, as when I was younger the idea of my first trips plagued me with so many doubts. The thought of travelling always made me feel a little restless and my anxiety levels would rise. I would start worrying about all the things that could possibly go wrong.
Luckily perseverance and my love for travelling helped me overcome my fears. I couldn’t imagine my life without travel and I am always ready for last minute getaways – hard for me to say no!
That’s why I have partnered with Booking.com to help you overcome your travelling fears and become truly limitless! The global accommodation provider has recently done research on the commons worries that hold people back from travelling. Here are some top tips and a fantastic competition to help you enjoy every moment of your trip, without worrying about aspects such as anxiety, being alone or language barriers.
Don’t Let a Different language be a Barrier
Not knowing a language can seem scary and restrictive. Luckily many do understand English, but as we know this isn’t always the case. We just have to trust our instinct and pinpoint a lot.
However fear not as there is now a device that can make your life easier. Welcome ili, the fastest offline translation device made for travelling. It is a one-way translation device to help you with Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. Using ili means that just a simple phrase can go a long way with helping you solve a problem or meeting someone new. Ili is meant to be used in travel situations such as dining, shopping, asking directions, asking recommendations and so on. Ili works best when you translate one sentence at a time and the great thing is that no internet connection is needed. I so wish I had this when I first started travelling many moons ago on my own!
Plan the Details
For that piece of mind, make sure you cover all the details. It will make you feel so much more relieved. Plan out your itinerary and contact anyone you know from where you’re travelling to for recommendations. Ideally you can always liaise with the travel agent about the details. What ever makes you feel comfortable do it.
No matter how anxious you are, think about that sunset you are about to witness, or places you are going to go visit. Look at pictures, speak to friends that have been or people that live there. It will all be worth it in the end and you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that you went.
Think of Travel as a Growing Experience
Traveling really enriches you as a person. It opens you up to witness different scenarios and cultures. It totally takes you away from your comfort zone, which is so essential if we want to grow individually. Each experience is a stepping-stone to becoming stronger and wiser.
Don’t Travel Solo
If the thought of travelling alone really terrifies you, then don’t do it. Travel with a friend for that peace of mind. This is your trip and so it is important to do what makes you happy. Gain the travelling experience that you need in order to feel comfortable. Who knows after so many experiences you might be travelling solo after all.
Create a Bucket List
Create a list of all the places that you dream of going to and place it somewhere visible. This should get you pumped up and making you want to realise your dreams. Seeing the list is a constant reminder of pushing yourself into making your dreams come true!
And here is the fun part. I have 5 ili devices to give away! If you want to win one, all you have to do is answer this question: In what year was Booking.com founded?
Go to Booking.com to find out or have a quick google to find out and leave your answer in the comments below or message me on social media. I’ll randomly select the winners. Please note that to apply to this competition you do need to live in mainland UK. The competition will close on 22nd May. Good luck!
***Competition Now Closed***
***COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED***
Thank you so much to everyone who entered. Competition is now closed. Congratulations to Rachell Lynch, Louise Heaton, Jen Jackson, Anthony Elvy and David Gough. I will be contacting you shortly. For those of you that didn’t win you can still use the discount code below 🙂
For any trips you have coming up, make sure to use my Refer a Friend Link below to get £25 off any trips booked on Booking.com – you can thank me later!
Refer a friend link: https://www.booking.com/s/7f1e7e0c
This post is in collaboration with Booking.com however all views are my own.
Terms and conditions: The prize draw is open to individuals in the UK residents aged 18 or over. All entries must be received by 20:00 22nd May. By entering this competition you consent to share your email, name and postcode with Arianna’s Daily & Booking.com. There will be five winners who will receive the prize above. The prize must be accepted as offered (there are no cash alternatives) and they are non-transferable and non-refundable. The winners will be chosen from the list, at random, on 22nd May and announced at 21:00. Winners will be notified by email or post within 7 days. No correspondence will be entered into. Unclaimed prizes will be redrawn after 28 days of the original draw. The winners will be asked to confirm their postal address before the prize is awarded. Details of the winners may be posted on Arianna’s Daily website and Instagram Stories. By entering this competition, you automatically agree to the terms and conditions above. Promoter: Arianna’s Daily & Booking.com.