This summer, Rachel and I are going on THE road trip I’ve been dreaming about since I was 14! We will be going to Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon, lower antelope canyon, horseshoe bend, Las Vegas, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and Reno! 😍I can’t wait!!
“Travel is a stimulant; the ultimate natural high that makes you feel alive and provides a sense of clarity, understanding and elevated awareness.
On the road, I lived life on fast-forward mode, and was quickly reprogrammed to expect a constant stream of new and exciting sensory experiences everywhere I went.
Flying home was like cutting my supply lines.
It was as though my life in the UK had been cryogenically preserved. Nothing had changed, life moved slowly and it became impossible to satisfy my chronic cravings for novelty.
I’d lost interest in everything that home had to offer. Living to work and pay the bills. Anything materialistic. Christmas. Birthdays. Weddings. I struggled to find excitement in anything.
Exposed to tired air, life at home quickly became stale. I became bored, restless and disconnected. I didn’t fit in where I once did. I had no place, no purpose.
It was the ultimate comedown.” Life on the road is far from perfect. So let’s get real. Let’s be honest about the downsides to long-term travel. Let’s talk about mental health.
Thanks to @travelettes for publishing my article on travel and mental health: “Why Long-Term Backpacking Sent Me Spiralling Into Depression”. Link in bio and feel free to DM or email me if you have any questions.