I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or, are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?

Jill Konrath, Author

Imagine yourself taking that trip you dreamed about, and all you feel is a gush of excitement running through your veins. Everything is working according to plan. The locals are lovable; the restaurants look a little bit different from what you are accustomed to but who cares right?

Your Instagram page is running on full throttle with the rate of your uploads. Things are wonderful. The sky looks amazingly funny, but suddenly, months or weeks into your trip, the desire to explore starts diminishing. You start growing tired, irritable, and cranky. You start missing your family and friends more than the usual, too many new things to see and this is causing you huge sensory overload.

THAT, MY FRIEND, IS WHAT WE CALL TRAVEL BURNOUT “Travel burnout is something we all feel when we travel for a while. – Though the “while” in this sentence can be years, months or even weeks depending on the individual. However, no matter how long it takes to occur, the fact still stands that it would come, especially if you are traveling solo for any length time.”

This article would discuss in details 17 ways in which travel lovers can handle and eventually eliminate travel Burnout in no time.

HOW CAN YOU DEAL WITH TRAVEL BURNOUT

TRAVEL BURNOUT HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

I make a conscious effort to keep things in perspective when I get burned out. It is easy to get stuck in the daily grind, but if you think about all the distance you have covered, and what lies ahead, it is much easier to feel motivated and optimistic.

Alex Litoff, Event Farm
  1. SPEED THINGS UP AND GET MOVING

If you have been doing things with the slow and steady wins the race method, I think it is high time you grab a sit on a plane, train or bus and leave town more sooner than you planned. Its high time you increase your traveling pace.

  1. SLOW DOWN THINGS DOWN AND TAKE YOUR TIME

Times without number, traveling becomes a question of sights ticked off a list vs miles traveled. When this happens, I think it is high time you slow down. You find yourself hopping on a bus whenever the chance arrives; try sitting back a little to enjoy the location. Or maybe travel once a week and throw out the itinerary.

  1. CHANGE YOUR DIRECTIONS AND GO SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT

All you have been doing is traveling from one neighboring state to another or from one country to another in the same continent. This also can cause travel burnout because of the similarity in region or language. So, try heading East, or North. Go somewhere different. Change continent. Ditch your initial plan and turn into a free bird sort of.

  1. FIND YOUR INITIAL VISION BY REEVALUATING YOUR TRIP

What was your initial vision? When you began your trip, how did you envision your journey? When you find answers to that question, try going back to that vision. While traveling, following a set-out plan can sometimes prove more efficient than following your heart.

  1. HIT THE BRAKES SOMETIMES

Slowing down to have a better view of your current location have proven successful when trying to eliminate travel burn out. Take your time and learn something new about your area, start a conversation with the locals, learn some of their cultures. This way, you are doing more without traveling and this can, of course, does the trick.

  1. GO TO THE BEACH AND SWING IN A HAMMOCK

If you can’t find a beach where you are, try or look out for a relaxing place where you can swing in a hammock, then pull out a novel, read and chill. Find a way to relax your body and mind because this is a form of meditation. This way you can clear your mind of any toxic though that might cause you to burn out, and also create new ones that can eventually aid your travel.

  1. TAKE A HIKE

Literally. Take a hike to the top of the mountains, or the river, lake or another place. Find a haven of natural beauty and take a long lonely walk to reflect on your deep thought. Enjoy your surroundings and fill your eyes with nature’s glam and splendor.

  1. CREATE A ROUTINE

Sometimes that little spice you add to your normal counts. Simple things like carrying a few objects along with you everywhere you go can be a good routine. Another routine can include the way you make use of your 24 hours in a day. You can set up a routine for waking up, eating breakfast, workout, writing stories about your trip, or maybe any routine that works for you. The point is, always try to have a routine and spice things up ones in a while, so those routine do not get boring.

  1. MAKE SOME FRIENDS

Sometimes we are not experiencing burn out; we are only experiencing loneliness. While traveling sole, it might be hard to differentiate. What you should do is try to make some friends with the locals around you. Pick an interest in one of them and watch the result in a couple of days. Make some friend and kick out loneliness. This can also be effective.

  1. STOP AND LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Learning can help you eliminate travel burn out. It can give your trip a purpose and direction. So, are you learning how the locals do things? Or is it their language you find intriguing? Whatever this might be, traveling and learning is a good combination and an effective way to tackle travel burn out right at the bud.

  1. PULL OUT YOUR JOURNAL

Writing down how your trip is, and what you feel, takes it out of your mind. Acknowledging you have a travel burnout is a huge step forward towards solving or getting rid of it. So, pull out your journal and write about your trip, things you have done and things you still want to see and do. This might help put things back into perspective.

  1. ELIMINATE YOUR GUILT

Did you miss some key sights? Do you feel like you should have traveled more? Let go of that guilt. It is unnecessary and can bring forth travel burn out. You can’t do everything you have in mind, so do not feel bad because you missed some key sights. Focus your thought more on what you did, not what you skipped.

  1. OFFER A HELPING HAND TO SOMEONE ELSE

Have you ever stopped and think about how helping others positively reduce our pain and self-indulgence? True. When you are worried about how you can help others, you won’t have the time to worry about your problem. So why don’t you support local charity homes and offer them your love and gifts? Just look around you, someone might be sad, but a few words from you could/can make the person happy.

  1. PAMPER YOURSELF

You have been on the road for days if not weeks so stopping a little to pamper yourself shouldn’t pose any problem. When you pamper yourself, remember that the goal is to slow things down a bit while taking the needed time to refresh the body and soul.

  1. TRAVEL DIFFERENTLY

Try traveling differently. If you fly often, take the bus and if you usually take the bus, try flying. It’s incredible what swapping regulars can do to eliminate your travel burn out. You can still take a train if available, especially if you are in Europe. Do whatever but when you do, do it differently.

  1. LIVE IN THE PRESENT

Your feelings might get distorted sometimes when you are on your trip. You might be thinking of how to get a new job when you end your trip. You might also be worried about how you would cope and adjust back to life when you return to your homeland. All this kind of thinking can bring forth travel burn out, and you might want to get home as fast as possible. The solution to this is not to overthink and let everyday slide the way it should. Try to stay in the moment and savor every detail of your surroundings. Focus on the now not later. Focus on where you at, not where you would be months, weeks or later.

  1. THROW IN THE TROWEL AND GO HOME

This should be an option you take when other options failed without any reasonable success rate. I do not recommend this option at all because most people who make use of this option mostly have regrets and wish they hadn’t cut their trip short, so be advised before using.

Sometimes, as bad as this may sound, there might be no other way than to throw in the towel on your trip. If you’re unhappy with the trip and the thought of another day makes you tremble, then this may be your only alternative.

Remember; if you make use of this option and call it qto uit on your adventure, do not panic, the world isn’t going anywhere, and you can still kick-start your trip whenever you feel like it. Relax, do not force it, throw in the towel and go home if things aren’t going any better.