Traveling the world long-term rewards people with unforgettable adventures, timeless memories. However, long-term travel often comes with a price in the form of travel burnout. Long-Term travel means that you are most likely moving consistently. It is a wild experiencing jetting around the globe immersing yourself in vivacious cultures, colossal temples, and unmatched landscape. However, after months or years travelers can start to get tired of the road, seeing temple after temple, packing and unpacking every few days can become a burden, and the passion that was once reserved and awe that once drove your love for travel is lost. Travel Burnout is real and if people are not careful it can ruin traveling for you. Throughout my travels I have learned how to avoid travel burnout to keep my travels feeling fresh and my passion for life on the road strong.
Here are a few ways that I have learned through personal experience on how to avoid travel burnout –
Traveling outside the box is adventurous and lets you see the world in new and exciting ways. It has always changed my view of travel, increased my love for it, and helped me grow as a person. Traveling is one of the greatest things a person can do and it is important to keep that passion fresh. Travel burnout is detrimental if you do not stop it. These are a couple of ways I use to keep travel refreshing and new and I know they will help you avoid the tragedy of travel burnout.
Plan in advance
“I adore spontaneity — provided it’s carefully planned.” — Old proverb
Planning your travel is a tricky thing. It can be a bit of a double-edged sword: It’s great to just go where the winds take you, but at the same time, doing everything in the moment can hold you back. Some times most tickets sell out months in advance, and you get stuck at one place or may be have to cancel the trip. But if you find out that tickets are best bought in advance, then buy them — and let everything else fall into place based on your ticket time.
Traveling slower does wonders for a nomadic soul. If you travel fast, you will end up exhausted. You get sick of packing and unpacking the backpack. Hence slower travel is better travel. Staying in the same city for least a month lets people make lasting friendships, and discover all the little unique things that make the city special.
Stay in a private room or a short-stay apartment
Book a private room in your hostel with an ensuite bathroom. Sleep is important for the recuperating burnout casualty and a private room will give you your best low-cost chance at a full night by removing the clattering wasted dude who attempts to climb onto the top bunk at daybreak. Invest in a solid pair of earplugs, pull down your sleep mask and hang a homemade ‘Don’t Disturb’ sign on the doorknob, then settle in for some relatively blissful slumber. In the morning, you’ll have your own bathroom, so you don’t have to follow those awkward unwritten etiquette rules of hostel bathroomery, which will, inevitably, aid in your relaxation.