I get emails on a pretty consistent basis from people looking to contribute content or repost good material from other sites. Million Mile Secrets sent me this great guide to traveling with chronic pain and illness. They have affiliate links for credit card promos, which is something I’ve been meaning to learn about in detail because I feel like I always leave money on the table simply because I refuse to learn the points game.
- Keep prescription medications in your carry-on luggage (that way, you never lose it if your bag doesn’t get to your intended destination)
- Don’t sit at the back of the plane, because turbulence is worse back there (and you can’t recline!)
- Sign up for a credit card that allows access to those fancy airport lounges where you can relax before a flight instead of suffering in terrible airport chairs (this had never occurred to me, I thought you had to have like a billion dollars and a black AmEx before you were allowed in those lounges)
- How to use popular apps like Uber, Lyft, and AirBnB with appropriate filters for wheelchair-accessible vans and easily accessible properties to rent
The article even includes wheelchair accessibility and rules for each airport, a snapshot of which is included below:
Traveling with chronic pain and illness takes a lot of planning and foresight. Oftentimes, we end up paying more simply to make our travel a smoother experience. I’ve definitely spent money on additional services just because I’m so exhausted and I want to get to where I need to go. This year, it’s time to start being savvier with my spending — especially on travel, because now I know I can do it!