Here are some tips about how to understand the anxiety you might be feeling and make travel less stressful. Why am I feeling pre-trip anxiety even though I’ve been looking forward to traveling for such a long time? We’re also just not used to traveling anymore, which might be contributing to pre-trip anxiety, too. If you’re traveling with others, make sure you talk through how you’re feeling about safety, in detail, before you book tickets. Sometimes, traveling anxiety can lead to arguments, which is one of the most stressful things that can happen on a trip.