• Make sure you will have enough medication to get you through the entire trip (if not, refill your prescription). Bring enough medication to cover you for a few extra days in case you are delayed for any reason. • Make sure your medications are easily accessible in your bag while you are en route. If you are flying, bring all medication on your carry-on luggage. • Make sure your medication is clearly labeled. • Always have a water bottle in the event that you
need to take your medication during travel time. • Bring a snack if you need to take
any medications with food.
If you fly
• Travel with a suitcase and carryon that are on wheels; better yet, get help with your luggage from a porter or fellow travel mate. • Request an aisle seat so you can easily
get up and walk around. • When traveling long distances, there is increased risk of blood clots (venous thrombosis). o This is due to slower blood circulation when you are sitting for many hours and lower oxygen levels in the plane cabin. o During the flight, get up from your seat at least once
every two hours and walk up and down the aisles. o Wear comfortable shoes and socks and try to elevate
your feet above your chest level whenever you can. o Wear compression stockings when traveling on a
plane for more than eight hours or 3,100 miles. • Stay hydrated with water and do not drink
alcoholic beverages as they cause dehydration.