Let’s be honest whether it’s spiders, clowns or the darkness, whatever your age we all have our fears! There is a fear we can have that is often what keeps us from living our dreams and achieving our success.

Fear is also one factor that holds many of us back from travelling the world. It is a daunting process, and the unknown can be scary. When you face your fears and decide to go for it you will likely find that you wish you had done it sooner!

Don’t let fear win, here’s a few things that will help you overcome your fear of travelling:

Create a home away from home

One of the sure ways to break the fear of branching away is to create a home away from home. Afterall, the idea of leaving behind friends and family is tough!

With this in mind, taking a piece of home with you on your travels can help ‘break you in’ gently.

Read our ‘How to: pack for a working abroad holiday’ blog here.

Find work before you travel

One particular reason why people don’t head out overseas is because they fear that it will be difficult to find work abroad, and you need to support yourself financially right away.

By securing your working abroad visa and permit before you travel, this removes a huge stress!

FYI, there are many types of working abroad visa. It can be tricky to know what to look out for. There are also many aliases when it comes to working abroad, including:

  • working visa
  • working abroad programme
  • temporary work abroad
  • visa working holiday
  • student work abroad program
  • Canada work visas
  • Canada visa

Knowing the alias name to your desired programme can help you sift through the catalogue of working visas!

Further to this, travelling to another country to live and work shows employers that you are  independent, capable and a risk taker. Employers see this and now see travelling as a positive thing that teaches intangible skills. Often, these skills you can’t find anywhere else. These skills can be transferred to to

Know that you can always fly back home

Let’s say for arguments sake that you arrive in your new country, and really just want to go back home. Simply, just book a ticket back home! You should try to stick it out  though – you may panic in the beginning and just choose the easy way out! Why not give yourself some time to adjust to your new surroundings. Don’t bail at the first feeling of discomfort; however, be comforted by the fact you always have a possible exit strategy.

Remember, you are not alone

In this day, millions of travellers cross the world – just like yourself. Travelling has been done before for centuries now and is gaining popularity.

During your own travels, it is highly likely that you will meet new people and make new friends. Chances are, many of these people will also be travelling alone, and seeking to make new friends, too!