I have always loved the idea of travel. And for me, beaches are my happy place! But with multiple chronic illnesses that have a huge array of different debilitating symptoms that also affect mobility, it can be a lot more challenging to travel in comparison with those who are potentially more able-bodied.
Following my diagnosis, I took a year being more or less housebound with a very consistent routine to manage all the aspects of my chronic illnesses. All the things that helped me with management can be found under management strategies.
During this time working from home, I would spend every evening preparing for my travels. Having a chronic illness means a lot of factors may need to be changed when planning for travel and it’s not always possible to travel in the ‘conventional’ way that people tend to travel (e.g. moving frequently) and there’s often a huge amount more research required to ensure you are ready to go.
It took me such a long time to prepare and put together all this information that I realised that I since I can, I should streamline it to help YOU, so this entire section is all dedicated to resources that you may find useful before going away with a chronic illness.
I’ve created a series of concise videos with subtitles and on screen text (so you can skim through if you need) to use as a resource to prepare YOUR travels
Because the packing lists video from the 'top tips for travelling' series is so extensive, I've dedicated an entire page to the checklists that you may need to prepare for travel with chronic illness, whether it's for a holiday, going on a long haul flight, or a more local 'staycation' type trip
If you’re looking for a resort for a brief sunny holiday that is accessible if you have reduced mobility, then I've started creating videos of those ideal resorts that I've visited to showcase why these may be suitable for you.