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[013] The Re-entry Process After a Big Trip with Brianne Miers

Episode 013 - The Re-entry Process After a Big Trip with Brianne Miers

When you go away on a longer adventure, coming back home can be tough.

You’ve changed, but the world you knew before has chugged along as normal- and friends have even gotten used to not having you around. Readjustment to the daily grind can take a lot more effort than expected, and your family might not understand.

Brianne Miers, of A Traveling Life, knows this feeling all too well. She recently had a rough re-entry process after several months away, and we discuss this in today’s episode along with tips and insight that can help others setting off on big trips in the future.

*Please note: This episode was recorded back at the end of June.

In this episode, we discuss the following:

  • The factors that make the re-entry process difficult
  • Ways you can find a travel community before/after a big trip
  • Brianne’s best tips for dealing with re-entry struggles

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Written by Brooke

I run the show at Her Packing List and love packing ultralight. In fact, I once traveled for 3 entire weeks with just the contents of a well-packed 12L handbag. When I'm not obsessing over luggage weight, I'm planning adventures or just snuggling with my pet rabbit, Sherlock Bunz.

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