Fear of Flying course

3 Easy Steps for a DIY Fear of Flying Course

Fear of flying is one of the primary barriers to a life of happy travel, yet courses designed to dispel that fear are abundant, affordable, and effective. You can even design one yourself, based on a typical program offered through many airlines and counseling offices. You’ll need to include these 3 easy steps.

safety behaviors maintained my fear of flying

Safety Behaviors: What They Are and Why it Matters

Could the actions you take to get rid of your fears actually be making them worse? Afraid so. According to the research, “safety behaviors,” the common behaviors anxious people believe to be helpful in getting rid of anxiety play a role in maintaining it, instead. They can even make it worse.

getting rid of travel anxiety

3 Pieces of Bad Advice for Getting Rid of Your Travel Anxiety

Isn’t the internet great for finding answers? Unfortunately, it’s easy to come across bad advice here too. It’s all mixed in with the good stuff, which makes it hard to know the difference. And to make things even worse, the bad advice often has a kernel of truth hidden somewhere in the middle of all the hype and misrepresentation. But finding the truth is like looking for a needle in a haystack. You practically have to be a mental health professional or a recovering hodophobe to tease it out of all that fodder.

Yes, you can change

3 Pieces of Good Advice for Getting Rid of Your Travel Anxiety

You’re here because you want to get rid of your travel anxiety. You’re eager for answers. You want to see the world. That’s why you plugged “how to overcome travel anxiety” into your search bar, and now, you’re wading through the results. Millions…of…them… Tread carefully through those pages.

Showing the light for anxious travelers

Role Models for Anxious Travelers

I just came across this article by Tim Trainor for the East Oregonian. It’s an interview with Roanne Van Voorst, world traveler, anthropologist, risk specialist, public speaker, author, trainer, rock climber, personal coach…well, the list goes on and on. She has fear, or has had it, about all these things, but she doesn’t let it hold her back, and that makes her a good role model for anxious travels.

Where Can Anxious Travelers Find Safety Information?

Recently, I wrote a post about relying on your common sense to stay safe when you travel. In it, I poke a little fun at the advice people often give anxious travelers.

“Just use common sense,” is the tip I hear most often. “And you’ll be fine.”

We Hodophobes Overestimate Risk

The fears that kept us from hitting the road were way out of proportion to the risks. It’s not that the things we feared could never happen. It’s that the chances they will are far smaller than we imagine them to be. So why are our visions of travel disaster so persistent?

Inborn traits may the source of your travel anxiety

What Causes Travel Anxiety – Part II

Not long ago, I mentioned that one possible reason for your hodophobia is an insecure attachment style. But it’s also possible that the way you were raised has little to do with your travel fears. Here’s another idea. Maybe you were born that way.

What Causes Travel Anxiety – Part I

To travel is to be a stranger in a strange land. We may be calling your fears about this illogical today, but even though they’re out of proportion to risk, in fact they’re perfectly natural. Humans are designed to fear unfamiliar people. They’re designed to fear unfamiliar surroundings.

How to Get Rid of Travel Anxiety

You came here looking for some anxiety-busting tips, right? Okay, here’s one – eat your veggies. I know, I know. That tip isn’t especially creative or sexy, and it doesn’t offer instantaneous results. Just the same, prioritizing your self-care is essential to life as a confident traveler.

Quell Your Travel Anxiety by Using Common Sense

I just saw where Kim Ogg, Harris County, Texas DA, is trying to make Houston seem like a safer destination for international travelers. That’s right; for international travelers. They’re just as scared of coming here, as we are of going there.

Travel Anxiety? Bring it on!

Today I’m writing from a city that is strange to me. It’s big enough for wine bars and microbreweries, museums and traffic jams. It’s in the U.S. In fact, it’s in my own general region of the country, with the same warmish winter weather I left behind. Everybody speaks English. Everybody spends dollars.