Travel phobias and how to deal

2013-07-23 12:33
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Travel phobias and their cures

Travelling has the ability to unleash a little anxiety in even the most rocksteady person. But some phobias are just crazy. We check out 12 that may affect your travels.

What's that one irrational fear that's holding you back from living a certain travel dream? To some it may be having to travel alone, while others can't bear the thought of boarding a crowded bus or train. The truth is, we all have a little travel phobia tying us down.

See what the Twitter travel community has to say about theirs and tell us more about yours!

If you're a keen traveller who likes to share tales, tips and trifles with other wanderers, you should head on over to Twitter every Tuesday for Travel Talk on Twitter, also known as #TTOT.

Taking place every week at 11:30 (SA time), the chat is run by a few of the world's top travel bloggers, such as Travel Dudes, Roni Weiss and Runaway Juno, and aimed at getting travellers from all over the world to sharing their experiences. How it works: A new topic is introduced every week, so to stay in the loop by keeping close tabs on the TTOT Facebook group.

The discussion takes the form of five different questions related to the topic and will be numbered Q1 - Q5, with a couple of minutes for responses to each. In order to respond to a specific question you will start your answer with A1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, of course including #TTOT so you're included in the stream.

Next week's topic is 'Amazing places around the world' and you can go and post any questions you might like answered now already.

Follow News24Travel on Twitter, so we can chat with you too! You can also tell us about your travel fear in the comment section below OR send us your answers/tips/comments to

Q1: What's one travel phobia you got over and how did you succeed?
Q2: What phobias have hindered you from traveling alone?
Q3: What would you go and do now if your phobia was gone?
Q4: Do you have a phobia that is preventing you from traveling to a destination?
Q5: Which makes you more afraid and why?" A dirty hotel or street food?
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