There’s a pattern emerging… we call it traveler’s blues. Abroad, Sofie and I feel energized, liberated and more in tune with ourselves. We come back with enough confidence and energy to take on the world. Our traveler’s high usually lasts up to three weeks before it starts to fade. Perhaps you are familiar with this feeling? Regardless of your determination, you lose that amazing feeling and reality inevitably reins you in.
Our experience abroad is directly proportional to our traveler’s blues afterwards. We started wondering why there is such a big difference between the persons we are when exploring new countries and who we are back home? How should we deal with traveler’s blues? Not traveling is out of the question. Perhaps traveling more frequently could be an effective cure? Or doing more adventurous things?
Here’s what we discovered.