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Letting Go of Emotional Baggage when Traveling with your Parents

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On April 1, 2014 2 Comments

When I tell people how much I’ve traveled with my mom (300,000+ miles so far—and counting!), I usually hear a shocked response along the lines of “How could… Read More »

Reader Question: Traveling with a Chronic Disease

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On March 18, 2014 10 Comments

Fusun Dulger Charles posted this question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents: “How can people travel when they have a chronic disease and really don’t… Read More »

Val’s Top 6 Safety Recommendations While Traveling

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions, Travel Prep Resources On March 11, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve read a lot of posts recently on how to protect yourself while traveling and decided to compile my Top 6 recommendations.  There are of course a myriad… Read More »

Assisted Vacation

INTERVIEW: Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation (Part 2)

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Mobility Challenges, Travel Prep Resources On February 20, 2014 0 Comments

As our family members age, mobility limitations and health issues can present new challenges to traveling. That’s not to say that travel with aging parents is impossible under… Read More »

Assisted Vacation

INTERVIEW: Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation (Part 1)

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Mobility Challenges, Travel Prep Resources On February 19, 2014 0 Comments

INTERVIEW (Part 1): Thomas Stern of Assisted Vacation I’ve been traveling around the world with my mom for two decades. During that time we’ve visited Australia, England, China,… Read More »

Reader Question: Medication Lost or Stolen while Traveling

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions On February 4, 2014 0 Comments

Birgitta posted the following question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents: What do I do in the unlikely event my parents’ medication (or even mine) is… Read More »

Getting through Security as Painlessly as Possible

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions, Travel Prep Resources On January 18, 2014 0 Comments

You’ve made all your reservations, packed your bags, and arrived at the airport well ahead of your scheduled departure time. One major hurdle remains: the dreaded security line…. Read More »

Reader Question: Electric Wheelchair Rentals

In Gadgets, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges, Reader Questions, Travel Prep Resources On December 27, 2013 0 Comments

Birgitta posted the following question on my Travel with Aging Parents Facebook page: Is it possible to rent electric wheelchairs or carts in Sweden? I have a friend… Read More »

Stay Active, Seniors!

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 19, 2013 0 Comments

Earlier this week, I shared my conversations with Jeanne Kelly and Jeffrey Dokken about their experiences conducting for Encore Creativity for Older Adults. This inspiring chorus program welcomes… Read More »

Singing Seniors: More on Encore

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 18, 2013 0 Comments

In yesterday’s post, I discussed Jeanne Kelly’s motivation for starting Encore Creativity for Older Adults. Here’s a snippet from one of Encore’s recent rehearsals—a sneak peek of what… Read More »