Whether your first trip consists of hitting the road for a few weeks or an extended multi-year trip, there is an adjustment to the senses that occur. Gone is the familiar when far away places call your name. There will be feelings of excitement, fear, anxiety and joy that arise, sometimes all at once.
Don’t be concerned, these feeling are normal. Family and friends may be concerned about the locales or the unknown nature of the trip. People who don’t have wanderlust often don’t understand those who do. Do your research to alleviate the anxiety of the unknown for you and your loved ones.