Travelling the world has its perks: you get to visit and see places most people only read about in books and online, and you get to tell people that these places smell precisely how they look in photographs. It’s all pretty exciting, and you probably can’t wait to get on that plane and fly to your next adventure.

However, as the day draws closer, you notice a slight change at heart. Your heart is beating fast, your hands are sweaty, and your mind is racing with the numerous possibilities.

It’s either you have managed to fall in love, or you’re getting nervous about your upcoming trip.

Mentally prepare

Being nervous before a big trip is not uncommon. You will feel that way, especially if you are a first time traveller or if this will be the first time you embark on your journey.

Now, don’t let yourself get cold feet. After all, you’ve probably already made all the necessary bookings including parking space for your car while you’re away. So, you can’t just cancel them because you’re nervous. To help you, we have come up with a few ways to mentally prepare yourself for the long flight up ahead.


Saying goodbye is always hard. First, saying goodbye to your loved ones back home, next is saying goodbye to the folks you met during your travels.

The world is full of people you will eventually meet, but not all of them will take the journey with you. In fact, some will only stay long enough to teach you a lesson, some through just part of your trip, and very few will remain with you until the end.

Everyone has their path to take in life, including yourself. So, don’t be afraid to say goodbye to pals you made along the way.

Study your itinerary

You wouldn’t go into an exam hall without prepping, would you? A great way to stay excited about your journey is to study your itinerary. Do your homework to learn about your itinerary. Are there any places you’re looking to visit? Look up reviews and things to do. Want to try an activity native to that area? Research on how to do it correctly.

This is also the perfect opportunity to bring out the phrase book and learn a few greetings and phrases in the local dialect. The residents will appreciate it, and you can learn a new language. It’s a win-win situation.

Talk to your pals

If you’re still feeling a bit anxious, get in touch with your friends. Don’t be afraid to open up about your fears about going out to see the world. Those closest to you won’t judge you for it, and they will help you get through your troubles and anxieties, and by the end of it, you will be more excited about your trip than ever before.

Have fun

It’s the day of your departure. Your bags are packed, your mind is set, and you’re all set to go. Leave your fears behind and embark on your long-awaited journey.

Create memories and allow yourself to grow as a person with each experience, and may it humble you to become the best possible version of yourself.

Remember, packing your bags and preparing your itineraries and passports, and making reservations for your hotel and car hire service is only half the battle. You also need to make sure that you are ready to embark on this journey, and that is why it is also essential to have the right mindset when you travel. So, good luck and have fun on this new chapter of your life.