Over the past year, I have been lucky enough to travel across the country and I realized a few different things that make me or others feel anxious about. I love to travel and it is exciting to be in new places. Everyone knows the quote on how it is about the journey, not the destination. But for me, panic attacks are triggered easily when I am stuck in a metal death trap and I just can not wait to get to where I need to be. Yes I usually sit on a lazy day or during school but when it comes to traveling I cannot wait until I am able to walk around and not be stuck inside of a moving vehicle.
Planes: I recently have flown a total of four times (like two round trips) and having not been on plane since 7 years ago, it was terrifying. First includes the horrible security lines which are always essential for keeping the airs safe. The lines can go on for about a mile long around the building and once you get to the end of the line, who knows how long it will be the take off items to be scanned and also your whole being to be scanned and the security officers touching you in places you do not want to be touched. Ugh! Even if you are not in the security line in time, you might as well miss your flight. When the weather is rough outside, or something is wrong the plane, it causes more problems than needed. Delays and cancellations are a major pain in the butt. Who wants to spend a few hours or maybe a couple of days in an airport which was certain amount of things to do? I certainly do not. Being on a plane seems fine until its like in the sixth hour and your feeling claustrophobic with a young kid kicking your seat from behind and there is turbulence. I would rather prefer a day time over a night time flight because I like to see where I am, even if my view is mostly clouds.
Car: Road trips are a major fun way to hang with your friends while driving cross country in a car. I personally do not have much bad to say about traveling by car. Driving four or more hours may seem loads of fun but it drags on eventually feeling like a growing pain that will not go away. Weather also could be a major factor in traveling. Driving in a snowstorm, rain, hail and possibly tornadoes is a major risk for ones safety. Going by car can be a longer journey than going by plane. Who wants to be closed in a small place for long periods of time over a few days? Just a nightmare.
Train: In the olden days, trains were the first machines that helped people get around. Still being used today, even running during a hurricane which is not the smartest idea. Trains are easier to walk around, including having their own snack bar and having a wide range of choices. But the worst part is when everything seems to going smooth and fine until 2 hours from home, the train stops because of power outage at the station and travel at the slowest speed and took 6 extra hours to get home. Not all fun and games getting to a place.
Hopefully you will have a fun time traveling and not get caught in the troubles on the way to get to your destination. Remember to keep your eye on the weather and more importantly be safe and have fun.