Posts about Travel

How to deal with houseguests

How to deal with houseguests

There are times when you might find yourself with friends or family staying under your roof. Depending on the situation, you might be excited and happy about this–and a bit stressed out. Look, it’s not normal to spend 24 hours a day with someone. Ok,...
Ep. 66: The worst places in the world for an HSP

Ep. 66: The worst places in the world for an HSP

http://media.blubrry.com/hsp/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/highlysensitiveperson/66._World_places_on_earth_for_HSPs.mp3Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Overstimulation. Noise, chaos, bright lights, smells, crowds. These are the highly...
Taking breaks in group vacations

Taking breaks in group vacations

A few weeks ago, my husband Jim and I went to Guanajuato, Mexico to meet up with a couple we are friends with. They currently live in Mexico. I normally would be uncomfortable “vacationing” with other people, but I’m pretty comfortable with these...
Podcast #41: Where to Vacation

Podcast #41: Where to Vacation

http://media.blubrry.com/hsp/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/highlysensitiveperson/41._Where_to_vacation.mp3Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAn introvert/extrovert and HSP/non-HSP might take a look at the same vacation itinerary and have...
HSP Podcast Episode 31: Airplane Turbulence

HSP Podcast Episode 31: Airplane Turbulence

http://media.blubrry.com/hsp/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/highlysensitiveperson/31._Airplane_Turbulence.mp3Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Over the past dozen years or so, I’ve gotten more and more scared of turbulence on airplanes. When I...
HSP Podcast 28: Travel Tips

HSP Podcast 28: Travel Tips

http://media.blubrry.com/hsp/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/highlysensitiveperson/28._Travel_Tips.mp3Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHow have I not yet tackled the topic of travel? I looove to explore new places, and in today’s episode, I...
I’m not lazy…HSPs just need more sleep.

I’m not lazy…HSPs just need more sleep.

Oh, sweet, sweet, sleep. Dr. Elaine Aron recommends that HSPs “spend 8-10 hours in bed each day, sleeping or not.” (source) I totally agree! I love my sleep. “Getting enough sleep” is never a question for me. It is essential. I love feeling...
Shower time: I Hate Feeling Dirty

Shower time: I Hate Feeling Dirty

I know I run the risk of sounding too damn negative all the time — “I hate this”, “I can’t stand that” — but these are truly the phrases people search for that lead them here. I could write a catchier title, but then how would...
Highly Sensitive Person Travel Survival Kit

Highly Sensitive Person Travel Survival Kit

I enjoy traveling, but it isn’t without its challenges as an HSP. Here are a list of the essentials (and, well, not-so-essentials) that will help make your trip much more comfortable and enjoyable. Sleep Mask: Block out any offending light sources when you are...
Airplane turbulence scares me so much

Airplane turbulence scares me so much

Something weird has happened to me over the past ten years or so. I’ve slowly gotten more and more scared of turbulence on airplanes. It’s now to the point where I’m barely fighting off a panic attack. When I was younger, I enjoyed turbulence. I would snicker when I...
Gifts for Introverts and HSPs (Highly Sensitive People)

Gifts for Introverts and HSPs (Highly Sensitive People)

See the updated 2015-16 gift guide here! Are you struggling to find a gift for an introverted, highly sensitive friend, spouse, co-worker, or family member? Then this list is for you. Featured here are practical presents for those of us who are overwhelmed by social...
Find a Work-Around for Your Fear

Find a Work-Around for Your Fear

Amy over at Nomadtopia is spending a few weeks in Bali and has discovered lots of menacing stray dogs hanging out near her apartment. She found herself feeling fearful and stressed about having to walk by and encounter these scary canines. Her anxiety would rise...
Highly Sensitive Person Travel Tips

Highly Sensitive Person Travel Tips

People who know me well are sometimes surprised that I travel as much as I do. My husband and I traveled/lived around the world for all of 2013, going to places like Mexico, Cuba, France, Hungary, Poland, Bosnia, Bali, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and...

Sensitive to Physical Violence: Boxing’s Not For Me

I recently went to a Muay Thai fight in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I’ve never seen boxing or fighting in real life before. I was looking forward to an interesting night. I know I am sensitive to violence in movies, so I wondered if seeing people hit each other would...