Traveling after a stroke can be overwhelming but there are many strategies available to make it easier.
Train for Your Trip (0:00-1:24)
Taking a practice trip that is smaller or shorter can help you learn from experiences for a larger trip.
TSA Pre-Check When Flying (1:25-2:18)
TSA pre-check is a feature you can purchase to eliminate lines in airport security, increased walking, or taking off shoes and/or belts which can be more difficult after having a stroke.
Ideas for the Airport (2:19-5:05)
Being prepared before you are inside the airport can help reduce stress and save time. Checking luggage, using an easy to carry bag, and having a direct flight are some helpful tips. Airports have resources and services if you have mobility impairments.
Planning Pit Stops When Driving (5:06-5:51)
Planning pit stops into your itinerary when on a road trip can be smart. There are apps that you can use to find wheelchair accessible or mutli-person restrooms.
Accessible Hotel Rooms (5:51-6:53)
Chairs, Canes, Walkers, Oh My! (6:54-7:47)
Bringing a chair or cane when walking longer distances on a trip can help conserve energy and increase safety, even if you do not typically use a mobility device at home.
Traveling with Aphasia (7:48-8:35)
Aphasia can make it frustrating and difficult when traveling somewhere new but bringing a notebook with phrase or taking free brochures can help you read about museums and speak to people on your trip.
Packing List (8:36-9:39)
Making a check list before your trip can help reduce stress and make sure you are prepared before you leave.
Get Clearance from Your Doctor (9:40-10:02)
Get clearance from your doctor before you plan your trip to ensure that it is safe for you to travel.