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Coming Home From Your Trip: Beating The Post Travel Blues

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”

We are all guilty of the travel blues. You’ve just had the most amazing time, travelling through unknown and foreign lands, meeting new and interesting people from every corner of the world, and quite simply, life will never be the same. You have learnt new things about yourself, and pushed your limits to the max, becoming a more tolerant and worldly person. And just like that, the adventure you were planning for what seemed like eternity, is coming to an end. And that can be a weird mix of feelings. Both of sadness your journey is over, and nervousness about how life will be back in reality, now that you’re a new and improved version of yourself! So how do you deal with all of this?

 

You’ve Been Bitten By The Travel Bug

Travel is now in your blood, and from the moment your plane touches down on home turf, you are considering all the new possibilities. Every Instagram picture becomes inspiration for a new country to visit, every reminiscent conversation with friends made on the road, brings back that fire in your belly.

 

Beating the Travel Blues

But instead of feeling sorry for yourself, use this new and improved attitude and the life skills you have acquired on your trip, in all your new adventures. Whether it be a new city, a new job, or making an effort to meet new friends in your own city. Make each moment count wherever you are, that’s the most important lesson we take from our travels. A positive attitude can be the difference between a good day and a great day.

 

Value The People At Home

There is nothing quite as insulting to a loved one,  who is excited to see you after a long time apart, to realise you don’t feel the same. Remember to cherish and enjoy your time at home. As all travellers know, your time is usually limited before the next plane ticket is firmly in your hand. And always let them know that coming home is just as exciting as going away (even if it is not entirely true).

 

Where To Next?

Do you want to know what the really good news is about coming home from your travels? You can start planning your next one! All this new information and passion for travel won’t go to waste, the possibilities are endless for your next thrilling journey overseas. You are now an expert on what you need to bring, where you want to go, and how you’re going to get there. Remember, it’s all about the journey, not the destination.


Have you got any tips for beating the travel blues? Let us know in the comments below!