How to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Travel Situations

Going traveling is a big adventure, and most of the time, it’s fun. However, there are guaranteed to be situations during your travels where things don’t go as planned. When you’re on the road, sometimes disaster strikes and you find yourself in a very stressful situation. Your bus is delayed, your hotel lost your reservation, the airline lost your bags, your passports were stolen, you get lost in a strange city… what should you do?

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Here are some tips you can keep in mind to help yourself stay calm in these stressful travel situations.

Take a Second and Assess the Situation

The first step is to stay calm and take a moment to figure out what is going on. For example, if you’re lost the worst thing you can do is start to panic and turn in random directions – you will only become more lost. Stop for a moment and collect yourself, so you can decide what to do next. Take some deep breaths until you feel yourself starting to relax.

In that moment of calm, you might realise you know your way back to your hotel from the main square, so if you can ask a local to help you find the main square, you can make it from there.

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