You CAN travel with chronic pain, an embarrassing bathroom-related disorder, or strange dietary restrictions. In fact, getting away for a vacation can actually help alleviate chronic pain symptoms.
In Travels With Pain I provide practical advice and insights about just that–travel, vacation, adventure, and relaxation for people living with chronic pain and other hidden disabilities.
Much of my advice comes from personal experience. I am a professional travel and food writer. I am also a partially disabled chronic pain patient–see About Me for a catalog of my woes. And almost without fail, I find that my symptoms diminish when I’m out on the road. No, the pain doesn’t vanish, and I have to manage my health and my body carefully when I’m away from home. Mishaps sometimes occur.
But a change of scenery and a new adventure (or a chaise lounge on the beach with my own private cabana boy) always perks me up–I get excited and distracted and don’t think so much about my problems.
I hope this tactic works for you too. Try it! It’s fun.