5 Important Tips for Traveling With a Chronic Illness

July 20, 2023

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Happy Thursday friends! Today for my weekly "Thursday Health Thoughts" post I am so excited to talk about a subject that is near and dear to my heart: traveling with a chronic illness. 

One of the most frequently asked questions that I receive is how I traveled with a Chronic Illness and how I traveled in the past while I was very sick with Lyme and Cancer (and other health issues). 99% of the travels that I have done while blogging have been for work, and yet I still receive this question quite frequently. Today on the blog I wanted to share with y'all a few different posts that I have written that address this topic and hope that it will be an encouragement to those who are struggling with a chronic illness or chronic pain and long to travel. 
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Eight years ago I answered the statement that I get (even more frequently than the "but you don't look sick" comment) and my thoughts behind trying to live life despite being seriously ill. One of the things that I have learned is that those that love you and are in your "tribe" are going to support you and cheer you on and others are going to criticize... no matter what you choose to do. So choose to live dear friends - choose to live. (You can read my post from 2015 HERE).
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For those who are looking for a way to travel - I have found that cruising is one of the easiest ways to accommodate those with a Chronic Illness. It truly can be a stress free way to enjoy a vacation and easy to tailor it to meet your individual needs. I have shared a lot about cruising here on the blog, but for those who are looking for specific tips on how to cruise with a Chronic Illness you may find my post, 10 Tips for Cruising with a Chronic Illness helpful. (You can find it HERE).
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#3-Personally I have found Disney (Cruising - which I did in 2016 with my sister) and the parks (multiple ones and at all different times), to be one of the best places to go if you are struggling with an illness. It can be overwhelming in ways and it was a learning experience, but it truly can be a wonderful option to help tailor certain needs and dietary restrictions. 

I have shared a lot about Disney here on the blog, but for those who are looking for specific tips on how to enjoy Disney with a chronic illness you may find my post, 10 Tips for Enjoying Disney with a Chronic Illness helpful. (You can find it HERE). 

#4- If you are looking for more specific Disney park posts you can find my post, 4 Tips for Enjoying Animal Kingdom with a Chronic Illness HERE. Stay tuned as a post about Epcot is coming next week on the blog!
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As I have continued to heal I have now expanded my work trips to include an overseas trip (the Rhine River Cruise in 2017/2018) and several long and wonderful road trips (a New England Winter Road Trip (2020), Alaskan Road Trip (2019), Alaskan Road Trip (2018), and a trip through New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia (2017). Each of these trips taught me some important lessons (including how to deal with difficult people on a long road trip on my first Alaskan Road trip and 10 tips for thriving on a road trip with loved ones) and I can't wait to continue to share more trips this fall, but in the meantime I hope that my post, 10 Tips for Thriving on a Long Road Trip with a Chronic Illness will be helpful. (You can find it HERE).

I hope that you found these 5 tips helpful for traveling with a chronic illness friends! If you would like to read more posts on traveling with a chronic illness you can find them here on my travel page or by clicking on a specific link below: 

Happy Thursday! I hope you have a wonderful day! 

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