Happy Thursday lovelies! 😀 Are you ever curious about what happens behind the scenes, with your favorite travelers?
As travelers, we often share the ‘glamorous’ side of travel on Social Media and Travel Blogs. But a bunch happens behind the scenes that we don’t always share….
7 Behind-the Scene Travelers Secrets No One Shares!
In all honesty, these are not ‘secrets’ per-say but hey! Come along for the ride, as you might just find yourself…. 🙂
1. Packing is a Bottomless Struggle…
We looove to travel, but can we skip the packing part? I am yet to meet anyone who enjoys packing!
Instead, we compile Packing Tips to help you (
mostly ourselves) get organized, but we still end up forgetting the crucial stuff, like a toothbrush and socks!
Actually, most arrivals at our destinations start with a trip to the nearest supermarket…. Can you relate? 😀
2. Farsickness Is a Real Thing
Farsickness is a longing for far off places and people you’ve never met. It can start from the moment you get back home from a trip, as reality hits home…
Symptoms of ‘Farsickness’…
- Always reminiscing past trips and browsing through Instagram pictures…
- Staying in the same town/city for long periods causes a hint of claustrophobia…
- Constantly dreaming up the next adventure!
>The BEST cure is to go wherever the winds may lead. 😀 But if that’s not an option, actively planning for your next trip works….
3. Of Lemons and Lemonades…
Even the best laid plans go wrong. ~ Wise Human
On our travels, we often encounter countless mishaps, failed attempts & the good ol’ meltdowns that never see the light of day…
One time in Laikipia, for instance, we didn’t have a place to sleep after a hotel fell through… It was really hard not to panic.
I remember the guys sharing horror stories of how they’d spent nights in places with bedbugs…
We found our ways to Kinamba, a small town that’s literally at the end of the road. 🙂
Our search for cheap accommodation eventually led us to a lodging… You know those upstairs rooms, beneath a butchery and local bar? 😀
And they have these 1-rooms with a bed, where if you wish for the luxury of a private bathroom, you have to add more money… 😀
As it turns out, that was probably the one night we truly relaxed because we weren’t quite ‘working’.
The landlord’s boy showed us to a local movie shop where we stocked up on classics. But fatigue wouldn’t let us prosper; after one movie on Mwarv’s laptop, we had to call it a night. 🙂
Though we may not always share, such mishaps sometimes make for the best stories!
>>Staying focused on the bigger picture + a flexible attitude helps. 🙂
4. We Get Homesick Too!
Homesickness happens to even the most seasoned travelers!
It creeps up when you least expect it…. Say you’re in a gorgeous place having the time of your life, when suddenly a yearning for home strikes!
My Tricks For Homesickness:
- Call up or text your loved ones…
- Bring something familiar like a scarf to drape over the pillow, making it feel homely.
- Share your feeling with travel-mates. I think that’s when true bonding starts- especially when their cute babies’ pictures surface… 😉
- Take time out to do something that reminds you of home, like listening to a favorite playlist…
6. Crisis Brings Travelers Closer
While traveling is fun, crisis during travel cements relationships with even the best of strangers!
One fateful trip landed us in police custody (don’t panic- ‘mistaken identities’) and later on to hospital… It was the scariest thing ever! 🙁
On another trip, my companions and I got a crazy bout of food poisoning, while in the middle of nowhere…
Yet, looking back, these instances bonded us in special ways… Of course at the time it was mayhem, but hey! 😀
P.S. Don’t borrow trouble- but if it should happen, you could make great friends for life! 😀
7. Being ‘On Holiday’ Is A Myth
Have you ever come back home feeling like you need a holiday from your ‘holiday?’
I’ve observed that most people who travel for a living, don’t know how to be ‘on holiday’.
The big question: Where does the work stop, and the holiday begin?
Nevertheless, touring these amazing places is a BLESSING that we don’t take for granted. And though it takes conscious thought, we know how to have fun. 😉 😀
Our trips usually take longer because we can’t help doing this… 😀
& Marion Mithamo
Cheers to you, my friends, for reading! 😀 Did you identify yourself or someone you know in any of these ‘secrets’?
I would love to read from you! Be sure to leave a comment/question or input down below! 😀
<<Love & Light. Stay Inspired Always>>