Diedré M. Blake, Blog Contributor
Greetings Fellow Travelers!
I am D, a student, health blogger and a weekly contributor to the Mind the Guide Blog.
Throughout my life, I have visited over a dozen countries and have lived in four. Since 2011, I have called Rome my home.
Whether it is before, during or after, being sick while traveling, especially on vacation, is simply…awful.
As a traveler living abroad with a chronic illness (fibromyalgia), I know just how awful it can truly get: forgotten medication, limited specialized medical services, ignorant doctors, etc. You name, and I’ve probably experienced it.
Still, such occurrences are not the end of the world. Furthermore, having an illness, chronic or not, does not mean having to stifle your inner nomad or cure your wanderlust.
Yes, there are and will be challenges. However, you can overcome these challenges by maintaining a realistic approach to the travel experience itself. That is, you have to be mindful to your body and your new environment.
Below are some of steps I have taken to ensure a better travel experience and also some links to sites that offer more guidance on the subject. Hopefully, they will be helpful for you as you prepare for your visit to Italy’s Eternal City or wherever else your feet may choose to wander.