20 Ways to Overcome Homesickness When Traveling

Set Up Skype Dates

Make Skype dates with your friends and family back home. Sometimes it’s helpful to just set up routine ones (like every other week or something). Just be sure to touch base.

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Go Out Often

Get your blood pumping and keep moving when the sadness creeps in. Distraction is a great way to forget about homesickness blues!

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Kuznetcov_Konstantin / Shutterstock.com

Find New Communities

For me, new communities often sprung up around church, wherever I was going. But other fun places to connect might be: The local ballroom dance club, a gamer’s guild, pubs, pools, LARP gatherings… You get the idea. Find likeminded people and get bonding!

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The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.