Handle Life on the Road

Travel is one of the most exciting, interesting, and learning experiences a person can do in their lifetime. It makes you a far more well adjusted person. But spending extended time on the road has its ups and downs. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns (but it mostly is!). Below you will find all my advice on how to be prepared for life on the road and all the emotions that go into planning a trip.

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14 Ways to Be Prepared for Anything

Here are 14 ways to be prepared for any mishaps, disasters, or accidents that may happen when you go traveling around the world. Be prepared and never get blindsided.

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12 Things I’d Tell a New Traveler

Twelve pieces of advice I’d tell my former self (or any other new traveler) before they set out on his journey around the world.

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How to Overcome Feeling Overwhelmed

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when planning a trip around the world. There’s so much information to digest. But there are easy ways to overcome that feeling and feel like only excitement about your trip. Here’s how.

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How to Overcome Being Alone

A lot of people fear traveling alone because they think solo travel means alone travel. That’s simply untrue. You’ll meet a lot of people. Here is my advice on meeting people if you are an introvert like me.

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How to Deal with Unsupportive Friends and Family

Not everyone is going to support you and their naysaying can make you second guess your decision to travel. Here is advice on how to deal with those friends and family who get you down and get them on board with your plans.

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Why There is No Right Answer

Getting travel “right” is something a lot of beginner travelers worry about. I say there is no right answer to traveling and letting go, let’s you enjoy the moment a lot more.

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How to Cope with Travel Mistakes

We all make mistakes, even seasoned travelers like myself. What separates expert travelers from everyone else is how you deal with those mistakes. If you let them weigh you down, you’ll never grow as a traveler.

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Why Going Home Does Not Mean Failure

Why coming back home does not mean you failed in your attempt to travel the world. Travel is a personal experience and all that matters is how you feel.

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