Not scared enough to stay home…

…but still feeling a little overwhelmed!

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In this picture, are you the man in the gray sweater, feeling extremely ill at ease? 

Are you the girl in the purple dress, trying to hurry out? 

Or are you the camerawoman, trying to look away as you steer toward the exit?

Social anxiety, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress can paralyze you in travel scenarios unless you know what to do.  You need practice and confidence in yourself as a traveler.  You need to understand yourself and your limits, and how others think, react, and behave in exciting but unfamiliar environments.  More than the average traveler, you need to have back-up plans for facing the unexpected.  Perhaps most of all, you need to be determined to travel, to enjoy yourself, and to reach farther beyond home than you ever before.

Enjoy exploring the blog, and the book.