Don’t let arthritis keep you from going where you want to go and doing what you want to do – that includes traveling. You just may need to do some extra planning.
Since the American with Disabilities Act was passed, more vacation locales are equipped to help people enjoy their visit. Make sure that you clearly state your needs before you leave home. Choose a trip that will allow you to get the rest you need while still doing something you love.
Get a hotel room with an accessible shower or near the elevator if you have trouble walking.
Don’t know where you want to go? Take a 10-minute mediation and think about what you’d like to do. Do you want to have an adventure vacation, an educational vacation or do you prefer a good book and no obligations. No matter what you decide, there’s a vacation out there for you.
If you like cooking, you can spend a week at a cooking school. Or you could go on a gardening trip to Europe with like-minded people. Or you could go to some exotic destination with no demands on your time. Talk to friends, call a travel agent, look online. Check out our travel section for great tips and pointers.
The important thing is to make sure you aren’t spending all of your time dealing with your arthritis. Prepare in advance so that you can quickly deal with any problem that arises and you can get back to having fun!