6 Tips to Overcome Your Travelling Fears + Competition

18th May 2018

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 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.

Get Excited

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 founded?

Go to 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***


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 – you can thank me later!

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This post is in collaboration with 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 & 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 &


  1. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    18th May 2018 at 11:44 am

    1996!! Do you know, despite loving to travel, I don’t have a bucket list. I just don’t think that far ahead. But I think I’m going to start one now 🙂

  2. Rachel N

    18th May 2018 at 12:32 pm

    1996. The ili device sounds incredibly useful, I hate it when I’m not properly familiar with the language.

  3. Karen

    18th May 2018 at 3:37 pm

    1996 🙂 This is exactly why I’m so determined to get my daughter into different countries and cultures at a really young age. It’s certainly a privilege but I feel like travel broadens the mind and gives us a thirst for adventure and acceptance of other people’s views, which is utterly invaluable for an enriched life – that’s my view anyway!

  4. Lorraine Mabbitt

    18th May 2018 at 8:18 pm


  5. Conny Jones

    18th May 2018 at 8:44 pm

    1996 very handy!

  6. Sue Bebbington

    18th May 2018 at 9:13 pm

    1996. What a fantastic device. Did do a bucket list years ago, but have just decided to just go anywhere that takes my fancy. I love to travel and see different cultures. What a great world we live in

  7. Helen Milner

    18th May 2018 at 9:20 pm

    1996, my ambition to travel is vast, but my purse doesn’t allow it 😥

  8. Wilma Jones

    18th May 2018 at 9:53 pm

    1996 – No 1 on my bucket list is the Whitsundays – hopefully next year x

  9. david cavender

    18th May 2018 at 11:32 pm

    1996-love your stuff!

  10. david marsden

    19th May 2018 at 6:21 am

    just enough to be able to communicate on holidaay.

  11. Laura Pritchard

    19th May 2018 at 8:20 am

    It was founded in 1996! This device would be so handy as I love travelling but tend to play it safe language-wise, going places I know I can communicate more easily!

  12. claire woods

    19th May 2018 at 9:41 am


  13. iain maciver

    19th May 2018 at 10:50 am

    1996. The ili device sounds amazing

  14. Martha Chisholm

    19th May 2018 at 11:39 am

    1996….although I love to try a few words of the language of whichever country I’ve visited it would be so useful to have this device. Often found myself in quite funny situations because I wasn’t able to communicate very well. Fingers crossed for this one…

  15. Ellen Nixon

    19th May 2018 at 7:40 pm


  16. Theresa Thomas

    19th May 2018 at 10:12 pm

    1996 very handy!


    19th May 2018 at 10:41 pm


  18. Sarah Norgrove

    19th May 2018 at 11:05 pm


  19. Graham Ross

    19th May 2018 at 11:15 pm

    1996. The ili device sounds incredibly useful

  20. Sally Cains

    19th May 2018 at 11:45 pm

    1996 Will be very useful.

  21. Denise Davies

    20th May 2018 at 12:18 am


  22. Juliette Giles

    20th May 2018 at 2:31 am

    1996 This would be amazing I haven’t had a holiday in over 20 years

  23. Robert Price

    20th May 2018 at 4:57 am


  24. Dane Simpkins

    20th May 2018 at 5:23 am


  25. Ana Stoyanova

    20th May 2018 at 6:01 am


  26. Lynne Collins

    20th May 2018 at 6:01 am

    1996 great gift !

  27. LynneH

    20th May 2018 at 6:35 am

    1996. I’ve used them many times

  28. Paul Rushworth

    20th May 2018 at 7:05 am


  29. Jane Willis

    20th May 2018 at 7:10 am was founded in 1996

  30. Simon Rourke

    20th May 2018 at 7:54 am


  31. judy kennedy

    20th May 2018 at 8:02 am


  32. vicky haddock

    20th May 2018 at 9:15 am


  33. Catherine Stewart

    20th May 2018 at 9:29 am

    It was founded in 1996!

  34. greig alan james spencer

    20th May 2018 at 9:34 am


  35. laura stewart

    20th May 2018 at 10:01 am


  36. Carole Nott

    20th May 2018 at 10:10 am

    great giveaway – 1996

  37. Hugh Mackenzie

    20th May 2018 at 11:06 am


  38. Pauline Simpson

    20th May 2018 at 11:39 am

    1996 Great prize!!

  39. Elizabeth Smith

    20th May 2018 at 12:02 pm

    1996. They should bring out a version which translates teen-speak too!

  40. francis woods

    20th May 2018 at 12:09 pm


  41. paula cheadle

    20th May 2018 at 12:31 pm


  42. michelle stanley

    20th May 2018 at 12:31 pm


  43. Tracy Forrest

    20th May 2018 at 1:10 pm


  44. Rory McDonald

    20th May 2018 at 1:26 pm

    1996. I never realised that it started off in the Netherlands though.

  45. Carolynn Woodland

    20th May 2018 at 1:52 pm


  46. kimberley ryan

    20th May 2018 at 2:39 pm

    founded in 1996


    20th May 2018 at 2:51 pm


  48. Sheena Batey

    20th May 2018 at 3:11 pm


  49. Andy Davison

    20th May 2018 at 3:46 pm

    1996 🙂

  50. Jodie Cook

    20th May 2018 at 4:48 pm was founded in 1996, with the name/URL changed to in 2000

  51. Rebecca Saunders

    20th May 2018 at 4:49 pm


  52. Lesley Simpson

    20th May 2018 at 4:52 pm

    1996 – I have so many places I want to travel to but as a school teacher it is so expensive so my list just seems to get longer. I am hoping when I retire I will be able to see as many places as possible.

  53. Gill Williams

    20th May 2018 at 5:03 pm


  54. Sean Lambourne

    20th May 2018 at 5:11 pm


  55. Andrew Ferris

    20th May 2018 at 5:40 pm


  56. Arlette chapman

    20th May 2018 at 6:18 pm


  57. issaiah clyma

    20th May 2018 at 6:19 pm


  58. Cara whitehead

    20th May 2018 at 6:37 pm


  59. Pam Hubbard

    20th May 2018 at 7:07 pm

    1996 very handy would love

  60. Jen Jackson

    20th May 2018 at 7:28 pm

    1996 – what a good idea!

  61. Sarah Spencer

    20th May 2018 at 7:33 pm


  62. Paul Woodward

    20th May 2018 at 7:35 pm

    1996 great prize

  63. tamalyn roberts

    20th May 2018 at 7:40 pm

    i do love to travel – 1996

  64. Sheila Maxwell

    20th May 2018 at 7:43 pm


  65. tamsyn beale

    20th May 2018 at 8:29 pm

    1996 x

  66. Julie

    20th May 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Founded in 1996.

  67. Estelle Welsh

    20th May 2018 at 9:01 pm


  68. Angela Surgenor

    20th May 2018 at 9:29 pm


  69. Deanne Orchin

    20th May 2018 at 9:37 pm

    It was founded in 1996 😍😍

  70. Kristyn Harris

    20th May 2018 at 9:56 pm


  71. Emily Smith

    20th May 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

  72. Trevor Linvell

    20th May 2018 at 11:26 pm


  73. Ashleigh H

    21st May 2018 at 12:11 am

    The answer is …………1996 😀 when I was only 6 years old! I’ve been fortunate to have travelled lots since then, and hopefully lots more in the future

  74. Angela McDonald

    21st May 2018 at 1:01 am


  75. Nancy Bradford

    21st May 2018 at 3:39 am

    It was founded in 1996. Thanks for the chance x

  76. judy parslow

    21st May 2018 at 6:18 am


  77. Sam Bromley

    21st May 2018 at 7:10 am

    1996 🤞

  78. carol boffey

    21st May 2018 at 8:00 am


  79. Emma Louise Elliott

    21st May 2018 at 8:31 am

    1996, what a clever little device xxxx

  80. Wendy Guy

    21st May 2018 at 8:45 am

    1996 thank you

  81. Allan Fullarton

    21st May 2018 at 9:20 am

    1996 – great competition.

  82. Kelly Knowles

    21st May 2018 at 9:44 am


  83. Stevie

    21st May 2018 at 9:46 am

    We’d like to enter please. 1996.

  84. Dianne Simpson

    21st May 2018 at 10:02 am

    1996. Hope I win – fingers crossed

  85. Fiona Johnstone

    21st May 2018 at 10:24 am

    1996. What a great prize.

  86. Liz T

    21st May 2018 at 10:44 am

    1996 Fingers crossed x

  87. Stacey Sheppard

    21st May 2018 at 10:52 am

    1996. Seems like a lifetime ago. The older I’ve gotten the worse my travel anxiety has become.

  88. Susan B

    21st May 2018 at 11:07 am

    It was established in 1996 in Amsterdam.
    Nice to meet you. I was a great traveller once upon a time but seem to have lost my wanderlust. Trying to get it back.

  89. Megan Williams

    21st May 2018 at 11:18 am


  90. Daniel Holden

    21st May 2018 at 11:20 am

    1996, Going to Croatia in July, so this would come in handy

  91. Laura Love

    21st May 2018 at 11:58 am

    founded in 1996

  92. james carline

    21st May 2018 at 12:24 pm

    1996 please enter me into your competition

  93. B West

    21st May 2018 at 12:42 pm

    1996 What a great invention!!

  94. Antonia Lloyd

    21st May 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Founded in 1996 x

  95. Victoria Prince

    21st May 2018 at 3:20 pm was established in 1996 in Amsterdam 🙂 It feels like it’s been around forever, that explains why!

  96. Elzbieta Znyk

    21st May 2018 at 3:26 pm


  97. craig austin

    21st May 2018 at 4:20 pm


  98. Angela Kelly

    21st May 2018 at 4:25 pm

    The answer is 1996, thanks for the giveaway.

  99. Emma Davenport

    21st May 2018 at 4:45 pm

    1996! What a fab prize!love use it all the time!

  100. Yvonne Crook

    21st May 2018 at 5:12 pm

    1996, fantastic giveaway and very generous

  101. Caroline Signey

    21st May 2018 at 5:43 pm


  102. Richard Barclay

    21st May 2018 at 6:30 pm


  103. Jessica Barber

    21st May 2018 at 6:33 pm

    It was founded in 1996. Thanks for the fab giveaway!

  104. Mark Williams

    21st May 2018 at 6:49 pm


  105. janine atkin

    21st May 2018 at 6:55 pm

    1996 🙂

  106. Corinne Peat

    21st May 2018 at 7:04 pm



    21st May 2018 at 7:05 pm


  108. Anthony Elvy

    21st May 2018 at 7:32 pm


  109. stella Clark

    21st May 2018 at 7:33 pm


  110. Dorothy Macaulay

    21st May 2018 at 8:05 pm


  111. Geoff Hibbert

    21st May 2018 at 8:05 pm


  112. Elizabeth Cooke

    21st May 2018 at 8:22 pm

    1996 – What a great invention!

  113. And Monk

    21st May 2018 at 8:53 pm

    1996 Bucket list in my head, maybe I should write it down!

  114. Sarah Budd

    21st May 2018 at 9:48 pm

    It’s 1996. Would love to win this prize.

  115. Ioana Cristina Popescu

    21st May 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Fingers crossed!!


    21st May 2018 at 11:23 pm


  117. david cavender

    22nd May 2018 at 12:17 am


  118. Natalie Gillham

    22nd May 2018 at 12:55 am


  119. Louise Clarke

    22nd May 2018 at 1:18 am


  120. Sue

    22nd May 2018 at 1:42 am

    1996. How useful. As we try to see the real country it often becomes a bit of a struggle to manage with a phrase book.

  121. Michelle Wild

    22nd May 2018 at 1:50 am


  122. Andrea Milton-White

    22nd May 2018 at 2:01 am

    1996. What a great device!

  123. Elaine Shaw

    22nd May 2018 at 3:35 am

    Founded in 1996

  124. joanne casey

    22nd May 2018 at 5:59 am

    1996…. brilliant prize, I’d love one to take on my travels!

  125. samantha brown

    22nd May 2018 at 6:20 am


  126. Val Pownall

    22nd May 2018 at 6:39 am

    This sounds very useful.

  127. michael chapman

    22nd May 2018 at 6:41 am


  128. Lydia Houghton

    22nd May 2018 at 7:08 am

    Thanks for being so generous! x

  129. angie pickering

    22nd May 2018 at 7:23 am

    1996. We often use for our travels and are off travelling for six months at the end of the year. This would come in incredibly handy to get around in all the different countries we will be visiting!

  130. Chris Wright

    22nd May 2018 at 7:40 am


  131. Sallyanne Rose

    22nd May 2018 at 7:58 am


  132. Danielle Pooley

    22nd May 2018 at 8:02 am

    1996 🙂

  133. james jordan

    22nd May 2018 at 8:14 am


  134. Rachell Lynch

    22nd May 2018 at 8:24 am


  135. gaynor Vincent

    22nd May 2018 at 8:58 am

    That would be 1996 – some fantastic picture here! Thanks for a great read

  136. Scott Fallon

    22nd May 2018 at 9:02 am

    Founded in 1996

  137. Carolyn

    22nd May 2018 at 9:14 am

    I really struggle with learning languages, but love to travel. A little effort goes a long way, but this would really help me go further!

  138. Rhiannon Hodge

    22nd May 2018 at 9:20 am


  139. Dawn Underwood

    22nd May 2018 at 9:33 am


  140. lucinda duxbury

    22nd May 2018 at 9:47 am

    1996, what a great device, i have never heard of this before!

  141. Emma Anderson

    22nd May 2018 at 9:48 am

    I would love to try this out, on my last holiday to Greece I thought I was saying ‘please’ to people and it turned out I was saying ‘ helmet’ I did get some funny looks!!

  142. Julie Jones

    22nd May 2018 at 10:12 am

    1996 is the answer

  143. Karen Hughes

    22nd May 2018 at 10:27 am

    Love Never go on a package tour now.

  144. Jeanette Leighton

    22nd May 2018 at 10:46 am


  145. John Pickersgill

    22nd May 2018 at 11:11 am

    1996, I believe. And what an intriguing prize!

  146. adrian price

    22nd May 2018 at 11:14 am

    1996—– very nice prize

  147. RIF SHAH

    22nd May 2018 at 12:15 pm

    1996 ( My whole life is a bucket-list)

  148. Colin Anderson

    22nd May 2018 at 12:17 pm


  149. mike brees

    22nd May 2018 at 12:38 pm

    1996 – great prize

  150. Jason Tolliss

    22nd May 2018 at 12:55 pm


  151. Ruth Wollerton

    22nd May 2018 at 12:58 pm

    1996. This is very cool. Thanks for the chance xxx

  152. Clare Ollif

    22nd May 2018 at 1:07 pm

    1996 what a fabulous little device. Really enjoyed your article , thanks.

  153. Melanie

    22nd May 2018 at 1:30 pm


    I love travelling and have a huge bucket list to visit as many countries as I can. This would be so helpful!

  154. Mary Houlihan

    22nd May 2018 at 1:37 pm

    1996. I enjoyed that post. I’m off to Sicily on my own this Summer yay

  155. Claire Carter

    22nd May 2018 at 2:07 pm


  156. Rachel Griffiths

    22nd May 2018 at 2:28 pm


  157. Rennene Hartland

    22nd May 2018 at 2:39 pm

    1996 What a fab device

  158. Jacqueline Roberts

    22nd May 2018 at 2:53 pm

    1996 will need this when I go away on my own for the first time ever.

  159. Hayley Colburn

    22nd May 2018 at 3:26 pm


  160. Sally Johnston

    22nd May 2018 at 3:30 pm


  161. sandra henry

    22nd May 2018 at 3:36 pm

    1996 ⭐️

  162. Craig Hindle

    22nd May 2018 at 3:50 pm


  163. Christine hindle

    22nd May 2018 at 3:51 pm


  164. Aimee McNaughton

    22nd May 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you!

  165. John Pritchard

    22nd May 2018 at 5:08 pm


  166. Julie Jenkins-Jessup

    22nd May 2018 at 5:16 pm

    1996 I always like to have a go at the language when I go abroad, I was particularly good at Australian! Always good to have a back up!

  167. Cameron Hunter

    22nd May 2018 at 5:20 pm

    1996 thank you for the chance

  168. Sharon Chilvers

    22nd May 2018 at 5:55 pm was founded in 1996………Thank you for the chance to win this fab prize 🙂

  169. champaklal Lad

    22nd May 2018 at 6:05 pm



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  171. Claire Johnson

    22nd May 2018 at 6:13 pm


  172. Tracey Neil

    22nd May 2018 at 6:16 pm

    1996 a fabulous year my daughter was born then 😍

  173. voxdomino

    22nd May 2018 at 6:28 pm

    1996… I must have spent 5 or 6 years studying French, thought I was pretty good, but could then hardly understand a word anyone was saying when I got there. If they wrote an essay, I could probably have corrected it for them though.

  174. Suzanne Jackson

    22nd May 2018 at 6:36 pm


  175. malcolm drew

    22nd May 2018 at 6:42 pm


  176. Sophie Price

    22nd May 2018 at 6:44 pm

    1996 🙂

  177. sharon catterall

    22nd May 2018 at 7:04 pm


  178. Michelle Wild

    22nd May 2018 at 7:10 pm


  179. Phillip James Davies

    22nd May 2018 at 7:59 pm


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