10 Helpful Tips For Travelling With A Chronic Illness

Friday, 17 August 2018
Living with a chronic illness can be quite challenging. Day-to-day functioning can often be dang near impossible. With daily life skills often being unachievable, one may question: will I ever be able to travel abroad? The mind starts to race with a million questions. What happens if you're overseas and you get a flare-up? Am I able to get all the recommended travel vaccinations? Will I ever be well enough to travel? 

The short answer, yes you absolutely can travel with a chronic illness! It's may not be as stress-free as someone who doesn't have a chronic illness. But, with the proper planning, consultation, and personal drive international travel is possible! 


3 Simple Steps to Avoiding Jet Lag

Friday, 10 August 2018
Travelling to a new country is exciting. The last thing anyone wants to do is spend the first few days of their trip struggling to adjust to their new time zone. Long haul travel can be especially hard to quickly adapt. Seats are small and uncomfortable. The person in 28A wants to get out and use the bathroom every 2 hours when you’re trying to get some sleep. If you’re like me, finances do not allow for a luxury first class seat on transoceanic flights (unless by God's graces I’ve managed to get an upgrade).

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After a lot of trial and error, so much error, I have finally found the solution to jet lag. I now have it down to a routine science. In the past, I would go a few days without sleeping, down a couple sleeping pills, and pray for the best. This NEVER worked for me. Relaxing in an economy seat when you’re 5’10” is not the easiest task. Over years of travelling, I've slowly started to find ways to make the trip less miserable.

11 Things You Should Know About Migraine Sufferers

Friday, 3 August 2018
In my house, migraines were a norm. I have them, my father had them, my grandmother had them. From an early age I learned when there was pain, you tried the best you could to pretend things were normal. It wasn't until the 'stroke' symptoms appeared that you should rest. While 14% of the world's population will experience migraines, an even small percentage of these migraine sufferer's experience hemiplegic migraine. There are two types of hemiplegic migraines: sporadic and familial.