Originally posted on  http://blog.ambronite.com/post/167008680375.

“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” – Eckhart Tolle

Travel. It can be one of the most rewarding, mind-broadening experiences us human beings have access to.

But despite the immense number of benefits it has to offer, navigating through a foreign, unfamiliar place doesn’t come without its potential stressors…

In the grand scheme of things they’re first world struggles, no doubt. But if you’re heading out on an adventure and expecting nothing but sunset snaps and #wanderlust beaches, they can potentially leave you feeling a bit worse for wear.

In this article, I’m gonna dig into some of the top strategies my partner and I used (and some that we wish we had used in hindsight) to stay calm, centered and somewhat sane throughout our most recent journey across Europe.

Hopefully it’ll provide you with a few tidbits that you can take away to prepare yourself, and make your next travel experience that little more enjoyable.

Let’s get to it.

1. Expect obstacles

Maybe the most important piece of advice in this article…

There’s a long quote from Marcus Aurelius that starts with:

“Today I…

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