You’ve just returned home from traveling and you feel empty, sad, confused and out of place. Isn’t the place you call home supposed to feel comfortable? Why do you suddenly feel like a foreigner in the place you have spent the majority of your life? Why don’t your friends and family understand what you’re going through? Maybe it’s because you don’t even understand why you are feeling the way you do. This is what I call post-travel depression and it's something myself and many travelers I've met cope with when they make the trek home. If you are currently dealing, or have experienced post-travel depression, please watch the video above and know you are not alone.
For more information and help with post-trip depression symptoms, you can check out the article I wrote on post-travel-depression after returning from a 10-month trip around the world right here! Also, if you or anyone you know just returned home from a life-changing trip and need to talk, don’t hesitate to connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes travel and depression go hand in hand. Have you ever experienced post-travel depression? How did you deal with it? What advice would you give to others who are going through it? Tell us below.