This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking a quick overnight road trip with one of my best friends. She is one of those friends who you’ve known for so long that she’s pretty much like a sister now. And when you travel with your bestie, these thoughts are bound to happen.
“Yay! This is going to be epic!” (Because you love your friend and you guys always have fun!)
“We’re going to have so much fun!”
“What in the world are we listening to?” (I never have this issue when it’s just me.)
“You need to stop again?!” (Because we’ve already stopped once but they won’t stop drinking things.)
“Isn’t it your turn to drive?” (Because you hate driving so you you don’t until someone realizes your turn was two hours ago.)
“I don’t want to be in charge of the radio anymore. Too much pressure.” (Because everyone has an opinion.)
“I don’t want to be in charge of Google maps anymore. Too much pressure.” (So it’s my fault we got lost?!)
“Are we there yet?” (I mean…seriously.)
“Yay! We made it!” (LAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
“That was so much fun! Let’s do it again soon.” (Because regardless of how much we get on each other’s nerves, we still love each other.)
Hey guys! If you’re like me, you’ve definitely experienced homesickness while on vacation. I know it seems kind of backwards, after all, you go on vacation to get away from home. But it happens all the time; you’re super excited to get out there for a new adventure and BAM! You see something a loved one would like and all of a sudden you find yourself wondering what you’re missing at home or what your family is up to. This can be especially hard if you haven’t gone far from home before, but there are things you can do to combat that feeling of longing and enjoy your adventure with Preferred Motorcoach Transportation!
Pack a picture of favorite thing to keep with you. This can help keep you comfy in your temporarily new environment. A stuffed teddy or a family photo can really do the trick. This is something I do because it just makes me feel better. Don’t judge me.
Like ET, phone home. But not too much. If you don’t get the balance just right, you could end up missing home even more than you already do; wondering what’s going on and completely missing what’s going on around you. If you’re on the phone too much you also run the risk of missing out on opportunities to meet new people or make new friends!
Try to immerse yourself in the new city. Go to the popular cites and get to know the city for yourself. You could also establish a “daily ritual” like going to a local coffee shop every morning. It can be very comforting when you walk into a place out of town and you’re recognized. Trust me! Make new friends!
Share some photos and videos on social media with your friends and family. Let them live vicariously through you. When I am out and about, my mom really loves to see my pictures. One of the pictures I took during some time in New York is her screen saver on her phone. Moms like that kind of thing.
Just like the phone, you shouldn’t spend too much time on social media. You don’t have to post every single picture you take. Save most of them for the special folks waiting for you back home. When your head is buried in your phone, you’re not aware of your present. You want to make sure you enjoy your time away and you’ll have some epic stories to tell everyone when you get back home!
So, how do you deal with homesickness when you’re on vacay? Do you even get homesick? Let me know in the comments!