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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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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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.