Summer 2022 has officially started. Are you ready for everything this means? Last week, we discussed how to prepare for and accommodate your introvert travel with vacation ideas for introverts. Traveling while introverted is exciting. And, beautiful. And, just for you. Even if you’re going with other people, you get to make the changes and adjustments necessary to enjoy your time. What do you need? What makes YOU happy, comfortable, and able to truly relax? That’s what vacation is all about, right? Of course, I’d love to hear your introvert travel tips as well. Comment below with the things that have worked well for you!
My Second Most Important Travel Tip: Have Fun!
Like everyone, I want to have fun. But as a highly sensitive, introverted woman, sometimes it looks different. So, I have to plan differently! What helped me find activities fitting for me was researching and *mostly* thinking ahead. As I mentioned in the first post, I love to read blog posts from Pinterest on the places I am going to and buy Fodor’s travel guides. They’re great and are good sources of inspiration for activities that other introverts have done in the past.
I know, I know. I *could* just Google what to do when I’m physically there, but having physical copies makes this highly sensitive, introvert happy. Plus, I can make notes on them if I want to! This post will focus on introvert travel tips around activities. Vacation posts like these have been helpful for me in the past, so I hope that they are helpful for you too.
Introvert Travel Tips, Part 2: Activities! And Your Return
Activity Considerations for Introvert Travel:
Note, I usually don’t book things in the mornings so I can have a slower start and enjoy the afternoon/evening.
- If you’re feeling up for an activity in the mornings, maybe have small activities planned around your Airbnb.
- For example: make a local delicacy right in your kitchen for breakfast, play board games, read one of the books that you brought to slowly wake you up, or slowly lull you back to sleep for a mid-morning nap.
- Research local hubs that are unique to your destination, such as small local coffee shops, local bookstores, or even local eateries (by that we are obviously thinking of ice cream).
- No big bus tours (small seats, bad odors, loud people). In the past, I have taken private tours but it isn’t always an option. Maybe look into smaller walking tours (if in a bigger place) or biking tours (if athletically inclined).
- For planning a night in during your trip, remember to book an interesting Airbnb!
- For example, one with a nice view, a porch you can sit outside and read on, a pool, or, if nothing else, a streaming service that you don’t own!
- Something that can help you recharge but also keep you entertained.
Planning Your Return for Introvert Travel:
- When packing to leave, have your belongings organized in your suitcases as much as you can so it’s easier for you to sort what’s dirty, clean, and just generally unpack…you know, when you eventually get to it.
- When you return take the next day off work (or a few days if possible)
- Have a quick meal planned: Whether that be take-out, fast food on your way home, or a ready-made meal. Just take it easy.
- It’s okay to be tired even though you took time away from work and your everyday life. Give yourself grace.
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With both sets of these tips, my introverted friend, you can start planning your own introverted trip! These posts have hopefully helped you take these vacation ideas and realize it’s possible to live your best life as an introvert. I really hope these tips are helpful and serve you well in your travels. As an HSP coach, I would love to help you figure out more tips and tricks to plan your own introvert travel or just to live life as an introvert. Let’s connect! You can learn more about my radical introvert coaching program with this free, Radical Introvert Audio Training “How to Find Peace in This Fast-Paced World”. When you’re ready to take action, I make it simple to book a free, 30-minute consultation call with me. I can’t wait to hear from you!