Suitcases are packed, passports checked (and checked again and then checked some more) and we are ready for high jinks and adventures. We booked our holiday way back in June last year and it seemed so far away, now all of a sudden it has crept up on us. Tomorrow we head to Manchester ready for our flight Tuesday morning.
So where are we off to I hear you ask?! We are heading off to the sunny climes of Orlando with my mum to celebrate her 70th birthday last month (happy birthday mum!). It’s my first trip to the US and my first time anywhere Disney having never made it to Tokyo Disneyland or Disneyland Paris. I am pretty excited about a whole heap of things ~ airboat ride in the swamps to see alligators, going on ‘It’s a Small World’ and ‘ET’ (yep I am still a small child at heart!) , getting to try some of the awesome sounding vegan food I have read about in Orlando, drives to the ocean, manatee spotting….
Me being me though there are nerves and worry mixed in with all the buzz and excitement. Travelling always causes me no small amount of anxiety ~ ironic I know given Our Big Adventure and the fact that we are planning to do more. I do my best not to let it stop me though and accept the doubts and occasional terror my anxiety throws my way. Otherwise my world and experiences would be very small. I am all ears for any tips on travel anxiety you’d like to share!
It’s going to be quite an interesting experience going to Orlando and very different for us from our normal type of adventure. I have found myself questioning on occasion what an introvert like me who struggles sometimes with crowds and noise, dislikes attention and finds planning often equals a rise in my anxiety levels, will make of places like Disney and Universal. I think we will have to do Orlando our way, a little different from the norm…I will let you know how we get on.
I am planning to keep my blog up to date whilst away…or at least try to. If it is a little quiet on there though, you know why!