Airport_sreeningAll travel must come to an end, and after the #TMOMDisney retreat that meant returning to mountains of laundry and an empty fridge for many of the TravelingMom Network bloggers . It’s little wonder, then, that we suffer post-travel stress. We talked about what it is and how to cope during our February 28 TMOM Twitter Party. No. 1 answer: book another trip.

What’s the best thing about coming home from a trip?

@kimorlando: I love to sit around the dinner table and hear about what I missed and share how my time went.


@judy511: Having a tan in winter.

@GoBIG_GoHome: After family vacation, best is going our separate ways! Too much togetherness…too  much!

What’s the worst thing about coming home from a trip?

@kimorlando: Not knowing WHERE to begin…

@judy511: Laundry

@CindyRichards: Worst thing(s): No maid service. No room service. No bell service. No service—period.

Have you ever suffered from PTTS (Post Travel Trauma Syndrome)?

@judy511: Yes- today. Rain…I want Disney sun.

@kimorlando: Yes, but try to take a step at a time – works for me!

@DebMomOf3: Always hard to get back into “real” life.

What advice do you have for others who suffer PTTS (Post Travel Trauma Syndrome)?

@SandraBlogs: Scrapbook your trip pictures.

@Monique_Rubin: Relax and savor the memories. Trips are temporary but laundry is forever.

@aprilpachuta: A glass of wine always helps with PTTS!

What do you miss the most about traveling when a trip is over?

@kimorlando: Sleeping although I didn’t get a whole lot of rest at the #TMOMDisney retreat- was so amped up.

@LuxuryTravelMom: I love the excitement of another place. I even love airports…I love the energy of traveling.

@StressFreeBaby: The feeling of escape from day to day.

What do you wish you could come home to?

@Leighbra: I’m thinking a complete hotel staff waiting in my closet…Would be a little creepy, but I’d deal.

@doubleadventurelei: I wish I could come home to all of my articles and posts about my trip written for me!

@TheWorldCalls: I wish I could return to mail sorted and bills paid, house clean and family all in order.

@OhioCatfish: I would like to come home to a well stocked fridge.

Next week on TMOM Monday

Share your tips for getting great deals on spring break travel and your funniest spring travel memories when we talk spring break on TMOM Monday at 9 pm ET March 7. RSVP for prizes.