Traveling makes us nervous. It triggers the stress response (fight-or-flight) to some degree in everyone. What is stress? It is the opposite of relaxation, where your sympathetic nervous system is activated. The most commonly referred to form of stress is “distress.”.
Now consider the areas for potential stressors you experience when traveling: from getting to the airport; to being on the plane; to arriving at your destination. Therefore, it is no wonder why the biggest roadblock to seeking out new adventures is the stress related to the process of travel.