I am excited to announce a new blog series I’ll be starting called “Chronic Travel Bug.” As I’ve been reading more and more blogs, I have fallen in love with travel blogs. I’ve always loved travel, and I dream of being financially able to see the world. Notice I didn’t say “physically” able – that’s because I will not let my illness stand in the way of travel and adventure!
For a while now, I’ve had the idea of creating a travel blog specifically aimed at reviewing trips through the lens of traveling with illness. From my research, I believe mine would be the first blog of this nature. However, to make this happen, I will need travel/tourism/adventure agencies to sponsor me. If you have any contacts that you believe may be interested in this new exciting idea, please feel free to link to this post, or send them our infographic:
For now, I will be writing on my personal travel and adventure. Since I am just starting out, I would love to hear what destinations/activities you have questions about, what you like about the series, and what you would change.
I personally suffer from endometriosis, a chronic pain condition, IBS, which affects what I can and shouldn’t eat, and severe anxiety, which can make certain situations very distressing. Not only can I offer a look at travel that accommodates these conditions, but thanks to my fellow bloggers, I am now fairly educated on other conditions, including but not limited to, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, POTS or “spaceman’s disease,” Crohn’s and Colitis, and Depression. As I explore, I keep my fellow “spoonies” in mind, and I’ll be sure to point out anything that could cause difficulties or that could be enjoyed despite these conditions.
Our first destination: Anaheim, California, and the Disneyland holiday experience!
This series will consist of three posts: a review of Disneyland, a review of Disney’s California Adventure, and a review of Downtown Disney and the Crowne Plaza, which will also feature “last day” advice on how to soak up those last drops of vacation when you are totally wiped out.
In the days leading up to this trip, I was the sickest I’d been all year. I’d just had two teeth pulled, endo was misbehaving, and I came down with the flu. My fever broke the morning of our flight! I was somewhat worried about traveling, but I was determined. I’d already looked up where we could get a wheelchair if we had to. But one way or another, I WAS GOING TO DISNEYLAND.
So, what do you think? Are you excited?
“Let the adventure begin!”
– The Daily Park Opening Ceremony at California Adventure