Like many other things we tend to be ignorant of in life, travel burnout is a real thing- especially if you travel a lot or travel for a living.
Avoiding burnout on the move
Most people don't recognise burnout even when they are experiencing it even though it can seriously affect quality of life and their passion for travel.
Like you’ve guessed, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger so Pulse Travel will give you some tips as to to maintain your passion for travel and avoid travel burnout.
- Travel slower: The key is to seriously consider spending more time in a particular place rather than try to hit as many destinations as possible within a short period of time. Trust us, it will do you more good than you realize. Plus there is so much to learn and appreciate from the different places we visit so what’s the rush?
Pulse Travel advice: Take your time to settle down and get to know the true essence of a place before packing up and heading to the next destination. This is something that takes time and doesn’t just happen in a few days. That’s just how these things are- no shortcuts.
- Plan in advance … Kind of.: When travelling, spontaneity is good. Letting the wind take you where it pleases can be a wonderful experience but at the same time, it can be tricky. Doing everything in the moment can hold you back especially when you consider the fact that different things apply to different situations across the world. For example, in
Pulse Travel Advice: Try to work out a loose itinerary and map out how transportation systems work in your decided destination.
- Don’t always go for the cheapest option: This may sound ironic because the truth is nobody has a ton of money to spend on just travelling. But travelling cheap really means travelling in the smartest way possible and that doesn’t always mean travelling cheaply all the time.
Pulse Travel Advice: Say you’re faced with the dilemma of purchasing stand-only tickets for a 7-Hour bus ride at $20 while seat tickets cost $50, consider how you will feel at the end of the journey if you purchase the cheaper ticket. Standing for 7 hours will definitely have its effects and you may feel the need to pamper yourself a bit thereby spending more than you would have if you had purchased the more expensive- but comfortable- seat tickets.
In conclusion, if you intend to avoid travel burnout and be a savvy traveller, you have to look at the big picture even when you’re making small decisions. Instead of just choosing the fastest, cheapest and quantitative options, take a minute and really evaluate your choices, considering how they may affect you and your passion for travel in the long run.
Best of luck!
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