leaving home is hard. let's stop pretending it isn't.
Remember when you first started planning your trip abroad? Whether it was an extended backpacking trip, a study abroad experience, or a family vacation, I'm willing to bet significant money that you either brought home one of those glossy catalogs, looked at travel websites, or even just scoured Pinterest for inspiration. If you did any of those things, you were probably greeted by smiling, happy, non-sweaty travelers that were having the time of their lives hiking some mount