anxiety and wellness when traveling long term

Tips and posts for coping with sickness as you travel

Long term travel does not take away all of life’s challenges, nor does it absolve us of spotlighting ourselves and who we want to be as we age. This page tackles the more serious topics from years of wandering, and some of the health issues that followed for me. For an in-depth look at health and chronic pain, please see my sister site where I share more about that journey.

This page houses the posts I’ve written about fear and anxiety while traveling, as well as more about the lumbar puncture that changed my life.

I hope it helps you find support in whatever you are facing today.


Facing fear, on the road and off.

These posts share my thoughts and personal progress with the things that scare me and the things I’ve been resistant to over the years.

You can see all of the fear and anxiety posts here.

Tips for avoiding getting sick while you travel, or how to cope when you do.

My health was immediately a concern when I set out on my round-the-world trip in 2008; I got bronchitis, a lung infection, I fractured a rib from coughing, and all of that was before the first 2.5 months of travel were up! Still, as my travels continued, I learned more about what my body could and couldn’t handle — including how to avoid food-borne sickness while eating street food, something that became a big part of my work in the years to come.

Personal updates about my health, long-term travel, and unconventional living.

These posts go into the nuts and bolts of these last years of building a business while traveling, as well as each year’s “annual review” on April 1, detailing what goals lie ahead and the important lessons learned during the prior year.

You can see all of these posts here.

Ranting, venting, and personal thoughts.

These posts are more personal in nature, about travel trends and smaller topics that interested me along the way.

You can see all of the personal musing posts here.


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