Everyone has been homesick at one point in your life, whether it was when you were 8 at summer camp or when you decided to study abroad for a year in Italy. Either way it feels awful. Nobody likes it, nobody really knows why we suddenly feel it. But, I'm here to share my best tips of coping with it.
The best example of homesickness that I can give is when my family decided to travel for a month in Europe. And I use the word travel loosely. We didn't stay in fancy hotels or eat the most expensive food. My parents had one goal for our trip and it was for us to learn about culture and history. So we had a budget, stayed in hostels, and sometimes just saw and didn't go in.
So without further ado, let's get into some tips!
1. Text a friend or family member
If you're able to text or call a friend while you're gone, I think that it can really help. It can be hard when you're in a different timezone, but they will see it when they wake up and can call you back the next day.
2. Write a travel journal about all of the fun things you did that day
One thing that has also helped me is journaling about all of the fun things I have done either that day or the things you've done throughout my trip. I like to take a travel journal with me to document every cool thing that I do.
3. Do something familiar
Sometimes when I feel homesick, something familiar can give you that warm fuzzy feeling of home. Sometimes listening to certain songs, eating certain foods, or enjoying familiar activities can give you a certain sense of comfort and home.
This blog post was a wee bit short but I hope these tips help you out next time you're on a trip!
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!