20 Ways to Overcome Homesickness When Traveling
Be Present Where You Are
Be fully engaged with your new environment. Don’t spend your time trawling your friends’ statuses at home. Enjoy where you’re at, and you’ll have less room for missing what you’ve left.
Collect Things Along Your Journey
Collect little things as you go and keep them in a box (or decorate your new lodging with them). I love gathering cool ticket stubs and programs from shows and brochures from museums. At the end of my stay, I’ll flip through my hoard and whittle it down to what is most necessary to bring home (to be turned into a shadow box or a scrapbook). Having these mementos reminds me what I’ve been doing, and the fun I had doing it.