If you were to look on Instagram or Facebook any day of the week, you'd be bombarded with images of people travelling the world and having a ball. From families enjoying Disney, to couples on endless honeymoons and women backpacking around with out a care. Truth is, it is just an image.
Behind every one of these pictures is a worry of some type. Can I afford this trip? What if I'm stuck on my own? What if I get in trouble and can't call for help? I'm feeling a little lonely.
Problem is, its not all that glamorous to post what we 'really feel'. Sure some may have the odd comical post about a bizarre destination or a hairy experience, but for most we are posting our 'idealised' image of travel. For some this can be inspiring, but for others it may make us feel a little anxious that our trips don't quite look the same, or what might happen to us if we were to step out of our comfort zone and say go backpacking solo.
If you are feeling a little anxious about taking a trip, or whilst you are travelling, relax. Its normal! Thing is, you don't need to let it hold you back. Read on some for some simple tips on how to relieve travel anxiety and have the best trip possible.