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My Carry On Must Haves

In Packing Suggestions On December 30, 2014 0 Comments

I have learnt that I am incapable of packing the right amount of clothing, probably because I start 10 minutes before I’m supposed to leave. —Marcus Brigstocke  … Read More »

Cash or Credit Cards when Traveling Overseas

In Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On November 19, 2014 0 Comments

Tom from North Carolina is taking his father to Italy and he asked: Should I use cash or credit cards when traveling overseas? And what precautions do I… Read More »

Preparing for a Travel Delay – What to Bring with You

In Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On November 4, 2014 2 Comments

Whether you’re flying or driving to your destination (or getting there by some other means), here’s the most important piece of advice I can give you for traveling… 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 »

Reader Question: How much Luggage should I Bring on a Trip?

In Packing Suggestions, Travel Prep Resources On March 6, 2014 1 Comment

Carla de la Tour posted this question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents, “How much luggage do you take on a week-long trip, and what do you pack… 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 »

China/Thailand Travel Prep

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Packing Suggestions On January 9, 2014 0 Comments

I’m excited to announce that Mom and I are about to embark on another big trip together: on January 23 we travel to Asia for just over two… Read More »

Packing Prep (Part 2): Other Essentials

In Packing Suggestions On November 15, 2013 0 Comments

My previous post discussed the planning required for bringing any medications or medical devices your parent might need during your trip. Once the medical-related items are squared away,… Read More »

Packing Prep (Part 1): Medical Supplies

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On November 14, 2013 0 Comments

I noticed when mom turned 76 or 77, she started having challenges packing her suitcase for our trips together. Unfortunately, I found this out the hard way in… Read More »

The Countdown: 14 Critical Trip Preparation Tasks for Traveling with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On September 6, 2013 0 Comments

4–6 weeks before the trip 1. Take your parent for a medical checkup and review the trip and any special considerations with his or her doctor. (Note that… Read More »