Traveling can bring added pain, inconvenience and frustration for people who have arthritis. Careful planning is important to create a successful trip.
Make realistic plans that fit your capability and interests, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Keep your needs in mind when selecting a hotel, since some have specially designed rooms at no extra charge for people with disabilities. Always ask about walking distance, number of stairs to a room, restaurant, beach, pool, gift shop and other areas of interest.
Use lightweight luggage with shoulder straps or wheels. Take comfortable clothing and shoes.
For a free copy of "Travel Tips for People with Arthritis," contact the foundation's Utah/Idaho chapter at 801-536-0990 or 1-800-444-4993.