Traveling Off-Season: Does it Ease Anxiety?

Yes, definitely.    

No, there are the same anxiety triggers year-round.  

Maybe… depends what kind of traveler you are, and your particular anxieties…

What do you think?

Summer is synonymous with vacation.  Or is it?  As millions of travelers enjoy the stunning sites around the world this time of year, millions more longing vagabonds wait out the summer crowd in favor of a more tranquil and less rushed getaway in the fall or early winter.  Others are saving their plans for New Year’s — perhaps to mark a resolution to emerge from the cocoon of armchair traveler.

If you suffer from social anxiety, chances are you’re more likely than anyone to wait to book for January, February, or March — particularly if your destination is in Europe or other northern destinations, where the icy stillness of winter brings a solitude to the quiet thrill of exploring something new, while most everyone else is inside reading, surfing, watching TV.

So if you didn’t book your trip for this summer, don’t worry; don’t feel you’ve missed your chance for the year.  If cold temperatures make you hesitate to book in the fall and winter, remember — it’s always summer somewhere in the world.  And holiday travel season will be here before you know it!

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3 thoughts on “Traveling Off-Season: Does it Ease Anxiety?

  1. You’ve totally INSPIRED me to blow a pacheck on a trip to VENICE this dec.
    That is VENice right? OMG i totally forgot it texisted until i saw the pic
    I’m not gonna hve any $$ left thanx to your b log and all this talk about goin places :0

  2. Like your blog… for once, someone not ranting and raving about themselves. And useful info.
    I don’t think there’s any “such” thing as off-season anymore. It’s the economy that drives ticket sales all year round. Enough people want to beat the crowds, that they wait and then there are some crowds at “off” times. Not the end of the world. But, you can still get cheaper deals in the wee months of the year. “That” saves me anxiety. ..
    PS I cant seem to link my picture, to my comments.

  3. How come our picture doesn’t show when we post? are you trying to censor us?
    Just kidding. I thin it is a problem when you try to transfer a blog from a new server, or soemthing.

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