Vetting a Travel Agent or Tour Operator

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions, South America On January 21, 2015 0 Comments

James from Houston sent me the following question: Your blog has inspired me to plan a trip (our first!) with my dad this summer. I want to hire… 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 »

READER QUESTION: Traveling with a Parent on Dialysis

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions On October 21, 2014 0 Comments

Veronica Purcell asked the question: I’m traveling with my mom and she’s on dialysis and in a wheelchair. Where do I start planning? Although this may sound daunting… Read More »

Traveling with a Parent who has Dementia – Part 2

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 9, 2014 0 Comments

In Part 1 of traveling with a parent who has dementia, I laid the ground work on what to expect while traveling and defining expectations from family members…. Read More »

Traveling with a Parent who has Dementia – Part 1

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 7, 2014 0 Comments

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million people are currently living with this debilitating disease and the number is estimated to triple by 2050. Thank goodness… Read More »

5 Tips on How to NOT LOSE IT while Traveling with your Parents

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know On September 30, 2014 0 Comments

Over the past 20 years, I’ve traveled in excess of 300,000 miles with mom and I won’t kid you, sometimes it can be challenging. After all, we both… Read More »

GUEST POST: A “Re-Life Styling” Approach to Vitality and Well-being from Peggy Buchanan

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On September 5, 2014 0 Comments

Anyone who follows my blog regularly will note that I typically focus on travel and how to do that with an aging parent. However, I came in contact… Read More »

Traveling with Medication that Requires Refrigeration

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On August 21, 2014 0 Comments

In previous blogs, I’ve discussed how to help your parents pack their medications and medical devices (such as oxygen) and what to do if your prescriptions are lost… Read More »

READER QUESTION: Overcoming a Parent’s Reluctance to Use a Wheelchair

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges On June 26, 2014 3 Comments

Sofia Lozano and her husband, Anand Ganesh, are taking his parents to San Diego over the Fourth of July weekend, and she asked for advice on two topics:… Read More »

Protecting Your Identity While Traveling (Part 2)

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On June 17, 2014 0 Comments

Last week, I kicked off a discussion on protecting your identity while traveling by presenting 7 great tips from Erik Knight, founder of Today I’m back with… Read More »