Travel Like an Architect: Blueprint to overcome travel anxiety

By Lynn and Rob Belles
Independent Vacation Specialists

When you “Travel Like an Architect” you will have to do most of the work you would have done in the office before you go – and that can be stressful. A lack of plans can lead to unexpected

challenges and unnecessary worry and anxiety.

First, make sure you have all your transportation segments identified and a plan for each. How you will leave your house, where you will park your car, how will you get to the airport, to your hotel or ship and so on. If you know how you will get there, you can check all that drama off your “worry list” and focus on your work.

Second, your vacation blueprint needs to include a detailed list of important tasks that must be completed before you can go.

Estimate the time commitment for each then plot them on a time chart so you can see exactly what needs to be done and how long it likely will take. This will give you a visual of your available time. It will show that you either have plenty of time and nothing to worry about or that you must say no to something.

Get it off your plate by delegating it to another or scheduling a delay. Either you can take the time to do this or run around in a frenzy for a week or more worrying. Haha – ask me how I know.

Lastly, make plans for your own comfort. If you like to have coffee in the morning and you have a morning flight, make sure you know where you will get your coffee.

If you like a mid-morning snack, pack one in your bag. These things may seem silly and insignificant but they all add up to being comfortable and confident. When you make great plans things just seem to work out better.

Rob and Lynn Belles are owners of Belles Firm of Architecture a local professional design firm, and the only real Architect Travel Agents known of. They are seasoned travelers with family and adult only international travel experience. They are teaching others what they know about traveling as a family, a couple, and as business owners who stay connected with their clients, even while they are traveling abroad.

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