Need a Mental Health Break? When You Know It’s Time for a Vacation

Need a mental health break? Henry Moore from FitWellTraveler.com shares how a vacation can improve your mental health.

Why taking a post trip vacation is necessary for my chronic body

Many of us are exhausted before we hop in the car or board our flights.  The time spent doing laundry, packing, and planning our excursions decreases and sometimes depletes our already limited energy supply. Then there is the trip itself.  No matter how relaxing of a getaway I plan, it is always tiring

Five Reasons My Latest Road Trip Exceeded My Expectations

A few days ago I returned home from the best road trip ever!  I got to spend time with friends and family, see many historic and silly sites, and so much more! I feel so blessed and lucky to have had such a fantastic experience.  But it wasn’t luck that made this trip memorable, there were five things I did that made it possible.

Free Emergency Medical Information Wallet Card

I am giving away a free downloadable emergency medical information wallet card.  Whether you are going on vacation or going grocery shopping, it is important for those of us who have one or more chronic health issues to have important information on us at all times.

Choosing the mode of transportation that will get you to your vacation destination without too much additional pain

Choosing how you will get there is just as important as picking your destination

Unpack Your Unrealistic Vacation Expectations

Living with multiple chronic conditions has changed many things in my life, including what I expect from a vacation. Psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis often create havoc before, during, and after each trip.  I may not be able to escape my conditions for a week, but I can still have a fabulous getaway by having realistic expectations.  Here are five unrealistic vacation expectations and how I turned them around.

Where service dogs are prohibited at Disneyland and Disney World

If you are planning a trip with your service dog to Disneyland or Disney World, you need to be aware that not all attractions permit a service animal. 

Realistic Expectations

When making plans it is important to keep our conditions and limitations in mind at all times.   It took me close to 10 years to accept my conditions and to begin planning my daily life around them and a few more years until I began planning outings and vacations with them in mind.  Here are a few tips to help you plan your next getaway:

Vacation Downtime

In the past, I was on the go from the moment I left home to go on vacation until the moment I arrived home.  After chronic illnesses entered my life, I began scheduling downtime prior to and following my trips.  However, this was not enough after my conditions progressed. In the past year, I haveContinue reading “Vacation Downtime”

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