I used to write down every possible thing that I thought of that "might" go wrong and on another list write down if that thing did go wrong what would be the fix. Will I get sick - I would write down a list of all medicines and such to pack just "in case" I did get sick so I would be prepared for it. Being organized and prepared decreased the worry for me. My anxiety would go sky high as I was anticipating all the "what ifs" of what could go wrong (three times a year I flew to Europe to see my twin sister and her family). Up to the point that I got to the airport and the gate for the flight, I had such high anxiety and it was horrible all the thoughts and symptoms. For some reason, once my vacation started with being at the gate at the airport, the anxiety decreased and I was able to enjoy vacation (now, some vacations were less anxiety filled than others but the "what ifs" were the killers for me). So, make lists, do whatever you have to do to make sure you are well prepared in advance of the trip and just try to go with the flow. I hope and pray you have a wonderful time.
Thou shalt smile and have a nice day. It frustrates those who have other plans for thee.
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.
Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.