The Journey Starts and Ends Within

There are always more reasons not to do something than to do it. Some factors are external, but so many are the product of internal This page will I always thought I could will my anxiety and depression away, or, worse, unplug so much that it would simply melt away. It’s taken me too long to learn that it doesn’t work that way. I’m not going to tell anyone that travel is the cure for anxiety and depression. The new stimuli, time zones, lack of sleep—everything could make it worse. It depends on your individual situation. So, first, I recommend the help of a professional. BUT, I owe so much to travel and am grateful that I wound up in the travel industry. The places I’ve seen and people I’ve met along the way inspire me to push further, and my life has been made fuller because of them. Still, I suffered from anxiety attacks and depression, even when I worked as a cruise director and an expedition developer. It hasn’t been until I embraced professional help and a traveler’s mindset that I’ve felt like "myself” for the first time in a long time.

For many, anxiety and depression are what keep them home, unable to enjoy all that the world has to offer—its beauty and its messes. I’ve been this person too. This page was created as a resource for those who either may have looked to travel as the cure all for internal struggles—an escape—and those who are finding it difficult to choose to venture outside of their comfort zone.

***No matter where you go, you bring yourself with you. Make sure it’s your best self first. These are the articles that I’ve found to be helpful. Before you do anything, please consult with a professional.

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