If you love to travel and do it a lot, it should be as easy to get on a plane as venturing out for a quart of milk, right?
Wrong. A few months ago, I wrote about the difficulty many travel writers have before every trip. They poured their hearts out on a thread on a travel-writer's Web site. These people love travel enough to do it for a living, yet still struggle beforehand. Some more of these "inner thoughts:"
"Jeeze, I thought I was the only one. I, too, have been all over, from China to Istanbul and in between...it never fails. I get irritable and very nervous before leaving. The night prior to a trip I am a bear not to be approached with little or no caution." --Vazandri
"The evening before the day I head off on a trip is hell for me. I always say, 'I wish I wasn't going.' Many's the time I've even picked up the phone to cancel before I think better of it." --Petra
I know this dread well. But, after arriving, poof. Gone. The Big A, anxiety, is replaced by other Big A's: adrenaline, adventure, 'appiness, axcitement. (Okay, I ran out of pertinent "a's.")