How To Stay Calm When Something Goes Wrong On Your Trip

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably had pretty much everything go wrong while in transit.

Things like planes getting delayed, hotels being overbooked, and luggage getting lost are pretty common. And while in an ideal world this would probably stop happening, people who have experienced it learn their lessons and are prepared for the next blunder before they board another flight.

However things can get really tricky if you’ve never been in this situation before. The fear, anxiety, stress, and the freaking-out can get too overwhelming to handle—especially if you’re traveling alone.

So whether you’re traveling for the first time or the tenth, these tips are an essential part of your ‘keep-calm and keep traveling’ arsenal.

Give Yourself 5 Minutes To Freak Out—Then Let It Go

When things go wrong while you’re traveling, it doesn’t help to try to ‘not freak out’—in fact, it worsens the problem.

So the best thing to do in a situation like this is to understand that being nervous and stressed all of a sudden when things don’t seem to be going according to plan is a very human reaction.

Once you’ve accepted that, let go of these emotions to recover from the overwhelming feeling. This will allow you to have a clear mind.

Allow yourself five minutes to have a full-blown freak-out. Then, let it go and think clearly about what you need to do next.

ALWAYS Have A Back-Up Plan

One of the best things you can do for yourself while traveling is to always have a backup plan—just in case things take an unexpected turn.

If you’re your journey has multiple locations, try to make sure that you have at least one acquaintance to turn to for help at each pit stop. Talk to people while you are planning your trip and ask them if they know anyone from the place you’re traveling to.

If possible, call these people beforehand and ask them if it’s okay if you reach out to them if something goes wrong. Just knowing that there is someone you can reach out to at an unknown place takes a lot of stress away from a situation.

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Make Sure Your Destination Is Accommodating

Finally, make sure that the resort or hotel you’ll be staying at is accommodating enough to cater to you and the mishap—if applicable.

Things like airport pick and drop, designated drivers, and call-ahead meals and other accommodations go a long way in helping you stay calm in stressful travel situations because you have someone to count on.

At The Wine Stay, we are always ready to go the extra yard to make sure that our guests know that we have their back. Let us help you make the most of your vacation with our fully equipped luxury vacation home wine country at The Wine Stay in Healdsburg.

Apart from our super accommodating system, we also make sure to take all the travel stress away by offering clients special services like relaxing private and professional massages, sommelier guided wine tastings and rejuvenating yoga sessions.

Get in touch with us for more information.