Most of us don’t set off on vacation to face our fears. But if there’s one thing the past seventeen months of living abroad has taught me it is that traveling beyond our comfort zone can be a bit unnerving. It can also serve to teach, inspire and challenge us to push through and return home bolder and braver.

The next time fear strikes, learn how to put your anxiety to good use with these tips from my recent article, Conquering Fear: 5 Tips to Help Get You Through Anything

What about you? What do you do when fear threatens to ruin a vacation? Share your tips using the comments link below. 

photo courtesy Canadian Mountain Holidays

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Ellen Barone is an American writer and wanderer. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".