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8 Tips for Staying Healthy While on the Road with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On August 9, 2016 0 Comments

After a guest blog on travel insurance, it felt appropriate to follow it with blog on staying healthy on the road while traveling with an aging parent….enjoy! Getting… Read More »

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Finding Travel Insurance for an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know On August 1, 2016 0 Comments

Hi folks! I received a Guest Post submission from Fast Cover (insurance company) that I thought gave great advice on a really important topic: finding travel insurance for… Read More »

Flying with an Electric Wheelchair

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions, South America On June 18, 2016 1 Comment

I’m so excited for long-time friend of Travel with Aging Parents, MariF as she is traveling with her Mom to Costa Rica for the first time in August… Read More »

Reader Question: Long-Term Travel with Medications

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know, Reader Questions On December 10, 2015 0 Comments

One Travel with Aging Parents reader, Tim Penn, sent in a question asking about how to handle his parents’ medications during long-term travel (that is, a trip lasting… Read More »

Wheelchair-Friendly Cities: Europe

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges, Reader Questions On November 15, 2015 0 Comments

One reader recently sent in this question: What are the best wheelchair-friendly cities in Europe?   You’re in luck: many European cities are very wheelchair friendly! Although some… Read More »

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Guest Post: Considerations when Buying a Wheelchair

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges On September 6, 2015 0 Comments

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog on buying vs. renting a wheelchair as I was considering purchasing a sturdy model for our upcoming trip to Yellowstone…. Read More »

Reader Question: Overcoming the Guilt of NOT Wanting to Travel with your Parent

In Europe, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know On August 10, 2015 0 Comments

I had a TWAP follower whom I’ll call “Susie” send me the following question: My daughter is spending a semester of college in Dublin, Ireland. My 84-year old… Read More »

Traveling with Incontinence

In Gadgets, General Considerations, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On July 30, 2015 0 Comments

Interestingly, I received two emails this week from TWAP followers asking the same question: Should I leave an aging parent at home if he or she suffers from… Read More »

Reader Question: Is an African safari safe for my 92-year-old Mom?

In Africa, General Considerations, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Hotels, Reader Questions On July 20, 2015 0 Comments

We really are lucky. We live in an age where there is very little holding us back from realizing our dreams, attacking our bucket lists, and experiencing the… Read More »

Advice from Readers: What to do if your Aging Parent is the Opposite Gender and needs help using the restroom.

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges, Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know On May 20, 2015 1 Comment

I received a lot of comments from readers on my previous post “What to do if your aging parent is the opposite gender and needs help using the… Read More »