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)
Hotel rooms should have accessible room options that you can book ahead of time as well as photos on their website for you to look at ahead of time.
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.