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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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Reader Question: HELP! I’m flying and I lost my ID!!

In Need to Know, Packing Suggestions, Reader Questions On October 26, 2015 0 Comments

Here’s a great question from one Travel with Aging Parents reader, Mariana: Help! Does anyone know what is the best/quickest way to provide proper ID to the airlines… 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 »

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Why Traveling with an Aging Parent Matters

In Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know On August 30, 2015 0 Comments

Father’s Day 2005 came and went like all others. My brother and I did the obligatory (but heartfelt!) card:               Who knew… Read More »

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Why Traveling with an Aging Parent Matters

In Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know On August 30, 2015 0 Comments

Father’s Day 2005 came and went like all others. My brother and I did the obligatory (but heartfelt!) card:               Who knew… Read More »

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Documenting the vacation for your parent: Journeys, Journals and Journaling

In Gadgets, Multigenerational Travel, Random Thoughts On August 17, 2015 0 Comments

The other day, I ran into some friends that had just returned from touring Ireland and Scotland. I asked “What did you see while you were there?” They… 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 »

Buying vs Renting a Wheelchair

In Gadgets, Mobility Challenges, North America On August 2, 2015 1 Comment

Travel involving wheelchairs is a pretty common theme as I feel strongly that a parent’s inability to walk should not stop you from traveling together. Previous posts on… 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 »