Caravan Sonnet: 5 Important Tips for Traveling With a Chronic Illness

8/16/18

5 Important Tips for Traveling With a Chronic Illness

One of the most frequently asked questions that I receive is how I travel 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. 
Three 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).
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. (The picture above is from a 2016 Disney cruise that I took with my sister for work and it was phenomenal!) It truly can be a stress free way to enjoy a vacation and 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).
#3-Speaking of Disney in #2, it is 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 soon on the blog!
As I have continued to heal I have now expanded my work trips to include an overseas trip (the Rhine River Cruise I did in December and January) and two long and wonderful road trips (a trip through New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia and my recent trip to Alaska). Both of these trips taught me some important lessons (especially the last one!) and I can't wait to share more, 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! Happy Thursday! I hope you have a wonderful day! 

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