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Your parents’ input matters even if you’re paying the bill

In Cruises, Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know, Reader Questions On January 18, 2016 0 Comments

I received the following question on the TWAP Facebook page from BrianR from Texas: My mom passed away in early 2015 and my father has been understandably distraught…. 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 »

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

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know, Reader Questions On May 14, 2015 3 Comments

Obviously Mom and I have never had this challenge, but several people have asked what to do if your aging parent is the opposite gender and needs help… Read More »

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READER QUESTION: “How can I stop overpacking?”

In Packing Suggestions, Reader Questions On April 8, 2015 0 Comments

Debbie in Atlanta asked: I end up overpacking for every trip and that rubs off on Mom as I’m helping her get ready too. How can I stop… Read More »

Vital Paperwork when Traveling with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 22, 2015 0 Comments

The only thing worse than having your own medical emergency while on vacation is standing by while someone with whom you cannot communicate works on your parent who… Read More »

Vital Paperwork when Traveling with an Aging Parent

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On February 22, 2015 0 Comments

The only thing worse than having your own medical emergency while on vacation is standing by while someone with whom you cannot communicate works on your parent who… 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 »

Assessing your Parent’s Physical Capabilities from Afar

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 28, 2014 0 Comments

Many of us don’t live in the same town where our parents are located so trying to assess your parent’s physical capabilities from afar can be a bit… 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 »