Always wanted to travel, but had that one thing that stood in your way? We know the feeling. Setting out for a brand-new destination can be daunting. After all, you’re heading into the great unknown. That’s very exciting, but also a little frightening at the same time.

We’ve asked some of our travellers what they were most scared of once they started travelling. These are the common travel fears that are keeping would-be explorers from giving in to their wanderlust. But we’ve got good news – there are easy solutions for each one. Let’s break it down.

Traveller 1: “I want to explore, but I don’t want to travel alone”

So you’ve got plenty of leave and some money saved up, but nobody else can make it? If you don’t want to go on a solo adventure, the answer is simple – organised group coach travel. All of our Expat Explore tours are guaranteed to depart, no matter how many tickets we sell, which means we commit to a date and deliver. Once you’ve paid your deposit, your departure date is set in stone. Our tours are also completely pre-planned for your convenience, with comfy accommodation, en suite bathrooms, and convenient transport. Best of all – you have the option of staying by yourself or joining up with a roommate of the same gender.

Traveller 2: “Foreign cultures & languages seem exciting but confusing”

Half the fun of travelling is encountering a culture and language completely different from your own. We do realise, however, that the idea of going to a completely new country where you aren’t versed in the customs can seem a little bit challenging. What if you get ripped off? Or lose your way? How will you know if an area is safe to explore? When you join an Expat Explore excursion, you can rest assured that your pre-planned tour comes part and parcel with a very knowledgeable tour guide who will be with you every step of the way. Our guides know their destinations inside out, and are happy to share all the info you require. As for the language barrier, all it takes is a bit of planing before you go. Learn a few key phrases and practice it ahead of your journey. You could also download a translation app that can help you to communicate on the go.

Traveller 3: “How can I be sure that it’s safe in these foreign countries?”

Safety is a major concern for travellers these days, and rightly so – it pays to be vigilant. However, this fear shouldn’t stand in the way of discovering the world. When you travel in a group, you’ll always have the backup of your travel buddies and tour guide. You can also rest assured that all the hotels on our Expat Explore tours have been thoroughly vetted by an expert member of our team. How do you know you can trust us? Well, we started out with 20 travellers, and 12 years down the line we now have 15,000 explorers who join us per annum. That’s a whole bunch of thumbs up right there.

Traveller 4: “I am scared of getting lost”

Yet again, an organised coach tour is the answer to your problem. When you travel with us, you have access to a qualified tour leader and seasoned coach driver who know their way around. The coach takes you from one destination to the next, and once you arrive, your guide will be sure to give you an orientation tour ahead of free exploration time. If you’d like to be doubly prepared, we also recommend downloading some offline maps of the areas you’re visiting, so you’re able to access it without being connected to Wifi in places with spotty reception.

We hope this brought you some insight to reasonable solutions to even the most valid travel fears. Now, what are you waiting for?

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