What is Traveler’s Remorse and How Do You Get Over It?

Travel is surely a fun experience. People travel for so many reasons no matter what cause the travel adventure is inevitable. Travel always come with learning new language, culture  and ample experiences.

It’s a sad reality that not many people are able to visit their dream destinations due to several reasons including visa restrictions and limited income.  These results for travellers to reach into a frustration point called remorse making them give up entirely on travel.

Traveler’s remorse  refers to travelers feeling which made them to conclude that they have not actually visited the  places they so desired.  Sometimes the remorse puts travelers in a very choleric mood that can drive everyone around them crazy because  they can be irritable and hard to be around.

Traveler’s remorse can also occur in so many reasons but mostly it occurs when travelers actually have the opportunity to visit their dream destination but unable to explore everything because they do not have enough financial means to cover the expense or they have a busy schedule if the travel was due to business.  Once you leave and the remorse hits in, it makes you feel as if the time spent might have been wasted and wondering if you will ever get another chance to visit the place again. In some cases, it does not happen as fast as it might be expected to. Sometimes it comes a year or two later when you are too busy to indulge in traveling.

Traveler’s remorse can at the same time come in the form of regret, you start wondering why you even bothered to travel in the first place. Questions about you even spent all that money on such trips when you would have used it for something else will start plaguing your mind. You might be critical about every other travel plan someone gives you because in your mind you feel there is more important things to do other than packing your bags to go off to some far off place.

The effects of traveler’s remorse can sometimes lead to depression which can be quite dangerous. How do you deal with it? Jumia Travel highlighted solutions where you can apply to take part in the adventure of vacation.

  • An ardent travelers are those who have learned to accept the fact that they will not be able to see all the many different places in the world whilst trying to build a career thus making peace with it.
  • Sometimes, you just have to jump into it and do it, whenever you feel sad about not being able to travel to a place or do what you wanted to do. Plan a vacation. .
  • Remember, you can do everything where you put your heart on. A destination may seem off limits but not forever plan and save for it. And sometimes all you just need is  take a day off at the spa and spoil yourself at your favorite local places..Nothing lasts too long, remember if  you feel low right now tomorrow will bring you better opportunities and traveling always creates that.



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Written by Ev Lyn

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