Planning to travel when you have a chronic illness requires you to pay close attention to details that others take for granted. Even though it may be difficult, sometimes you have to put aside your fears and anxiety and just go for it. Life is too short to let time slip away without experiencing the things on the bucket list. One thing that has been on my list for a long time is a trip to Washington DC and it has been planned to happen next month.
Although I will be blogging about my travel experiences during the trip, I want to go ahead and share with you the things that have been my focus while planning the trip.
5 Travel Considerations:
- Airline — in picking our flight times, I made sure to arrive in Washington at a time when our room would be ready. Check in time is at 3:00 pm and our flight arrives just after 4:00 pm. This was important because I will need the room in case the flight triggers a migraine. I also picked our seats with what I would need if I had an episode during the flight in mind. There is no one sitting in front of us so my husband will be able to assist me if necessary.
- Hotel Accommodation— picking the location of the hotel was very important on this trip. We are not renting a car because Washington has a good public transportation system and we plan on utilizing Uber or Lyft during our stay. Making sure our hotel was near public transit and within walking distance of stores, restaurants and attractions was very important when making a hotel selection.
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