Travel blues is real. Returning home after travelling can cause serious post-travel blues – you find yourself moping around and dragging your feet. I know I suffer from it every time I return home from a trip and my first experience was awful. I didn’t want to do anything but jump back on a plane or stay under the duvet. However, I managed to find ways to fight my post travel blues. My blog and YouTube channel. I get to relive the memories and share them with my little online community. Here are some tips on how you can deal with your post travel blues.
PLAN THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU GET HOME
As your trip is coming to an end, start planning what you will be doing when you get home. Whether it is meeting up with people, going back to work, job hunting, starting a blog or volunteering; start putting together dates in the diary. Its the perfect way stop yourself from getting home and moping around.
RELIVE YOUR TRIP
Relive your trip over and over again. Whether it is through blogging, YouTubing or just sharing photos and videos on Facebook and Instagram. Also, meeting up with family and friends is a great way to relive your adventures, you can talk about it over and over again.
BE A TOURIST IN YOUR HOMETOWN
Honestly, most of us do not see more then the areas that live in, work in or socialise daily in. Living in London, there is so much for me to see and I decided that while I am not catching flights, I will become a tourist in my city. Visit museums, take free walking tours, catch a bus to the other side of London – get off and start walking.
GET A HOBBY
Pick up a new hobby or re-start an old hobby. Its a great way to keep your mind off of the itchy feet and could also be the reason why you catch another flight.
CONTINUE MEETING NEW PEOPLE
Get out in the world. You have met a bunch of great people while abroad, why not do it while in your hometown? Read my post about how to meet people when travel – here.
START PLANNING YOUR NEXT TRIP
Whether it is a short trip or another long adventure, take the time to start planning your next trip. Its a great way to give you something to look forward and beat those post-travel blues.
Do you have any tips on how to deal with post travel blues? Or have you tried any of these methods? I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave a comment.