The simple truth is that sometimes a dream trip miserably fails to meet expectations. You’ve pictured it over and over in your mind. You’ve packed your lunches and cut back on lattes and poured over the budget to make it happen. You’ve scoured the reviews and every pin/chat/snap/tweet/post/hashtag you can. Your heart expands as you set out; this is it! And then…splat. Whether it’s a major malfunction or the stealthy creep of disillusion, the disappointment is crushing.
You remind yourself that all great travel stories have bumps in the road. You know that if you can just change your attitude, this trip will be redeemed. Yet that reset button is often elusive. Here are your tangible steps, the actions to reset the overstressed body and mind, to rebuild this disaster trip into a truly defining experience.